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Canadian Geographic Education creates classroom materials, runs programs and works with teachers to raise geographic literacy and spark a lifelong curiosity about Canada among the country’s students.

Team Canada for International Geography Olympiad 2019
Four high school geography students are preparing to leave for Hong Kong, where they’ll represent Canada in a global geography competition
Fellows of the royal canadian geographical society and canadian geographic challenge winners at perce, quebec

Finalists in the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge and their chaperones pose with RCGS Fellows and the flag of the Society in Percé, Que. on July 15, 2019. As part of their prize, the finalists received passage on board One Ocean Expeditions’ East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage. Left to right: Robin Esrock, Xavier Spano, Micah Colman, Emma MacLean, Timothy Tao, John Nightingale, Alexandra Pope and Expedition Leader David McGonigal.

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun
Geography teacher from Alberta

Margaret Leland stands in front of the Coba ruins, an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. (Photo courtesy Margaret Leland)

Photo courtesy Margaret Leland
Alberta teacher focuses on geospatial skills as a way to encourage her students to be curious about the world
Canada's Coolest School Trip at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Students watch the blacksmith hammer out a nail at the forge in Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Highlights from day three of Canada’s Coolest School Trip
Canada’s Coolest School Trip building a teepee in Riding Mountain National Park

Students from Khàtìnas.àxh Community School, alongside Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors, pose in front of the teepee they helped put up. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Highlights from day two of Canada’s Coolest School Trip
Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Riding Mountain National Park

Students from Khàtìnas.àxh Community School listen to Parks Canada interpreters share the history of the land on which Riding Mountain National Park is located. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni
Highlights from day one of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2019
Charlene Bearhead educational advisor on Indigenous knowledge and connections

Charlene Bearhead at the 2019 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Students Awards. (Photo: Alberta School Boards Association)

Photo: Alberta School Boards Association
Alberta educator emphasizes the importance of forming strong relationships with Indigenous knowledge keepers and communities in educational programs across the country
The top five finalists in the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge

The top five finalists in the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge, left to right: Micah Colman (3rd place), Timothy Tao, Xavier Spano, David Landry (1st place) and Ryan Sharpe (2nd place.) (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
10th-grader David Landry claims Canada’s top geography prize
A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

2019 North American Rolex Scholar Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian to hold the scholarship, dives at night near Catalina Island off the coast of California while working with the Pennington Marine Science Center. (Photo: Shaun Wolfe)

Photo: Shaun Wolfe
Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society
Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final
Canada's brightest young geography stars are on their way to Ottawa, where they'll meet underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the May 27 live final
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