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Screenshot of the new Google Earth

Kids

Google launches new and improved Google Earth, with more ways to explore the world

Canadian Geographic Education tapped to host workshops to help teachers make the most of the new tool 

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Kids

Environment

History

History

Charlotte Gray

Episode 9

The bestselling author and historian on why exploration is essential to understanding Canada’s history 

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 2: Early explorers

Episode 13

Host David McGuffin and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts reveal some of the compelling figures of the early fur trade in Canada: Henry Kelsey, Samuel Hearne, and the great Dene leader Matonabbee

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 4(3): Treasures of the fur trade

Episode 19

As a way of illustrating the importance of company fur traders to the 100-year-old HBC collection, curator Amelia Fay pulls out three items donated by Julian Camsell, HBC Chief Factor for the MacKenzie District in Canada’s Arctic 

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 4(2): Blankets and moccasins

Episode 18

Continuing our deep dive into the Hudson’s Bay Company archives at the Manitoba Museum, this week we look at some of the items that figured prominently in trade, including the iconic point blanket

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 4(1): The Royal Charter

Episode 17

Written on animal skin 350 years ago, the Royal Charter that created the Hudson’s Bay Company is both an incredible and problematic document

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Podcasts

People & Culture

Connie Walker – Surviving St Michael’s

Episode 41

Connie Walker discusses her late father’s experience of abuse as a First Nations child at St Michael’s Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan

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People & Culture

Training Lunar Explorers in Labrador

Episode 42

As NASA and the world’s space agencies prepare to return to the moon, geologist Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinsky helps train potential lunar explorers in remote northern Labrador on what they could find there

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People & Culture

How South Sudanese child soldiers found a new life in Alberta

Episode 39

Former child soldiers who fought in Sudan during Africa’s bloodiest civil war eventually found refuge in Canada — many of them in Brooks, Alta. Anthropologist, author and journalist Carol Berger shares their stories.

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Exploration

David Saint-Jacques

Episode 11

The Canadian Space Agency astronaut on the Zen-like experience of living in orbit, his groundbreaking spacewalk, and the low-tech way he knew he’d made it to space

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Exploration

James Raffan

Episode 7

Explorer and “canoe evangelist” James Raffan reflects on the symbolic importance of the canoe to Canada and his most recent expedition in the Marshall Islands 

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People & Culture

Toronto eastern waterfront

People & Culture

A look at Google’s smart city

Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront

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Mapping

Travel

Travel

Google Street View shows off Arctic Canada

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Science & Tech

Explore

Wildlife

What we learn from birds with Patrick Nadeau

Episode 24

The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement

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People & Culture

A journey through Africadia with George Elliott Clarke

Episode 26

Canada’s former Poet Laureate gives us a tour of the cultural geography of Black Nova Scotia  

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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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People & Culture

Dave Bidini on the West End Phoenix and reviving local news

Episode 30

The Rheostatics frontman, bestselling author and community newspaper publisher shares why hyper-local storytelling matters more now than ever before

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People & Culture

Perry Bellegarde on reconnecting with language and ceremony

Episode 31

The First Nations political leader and Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society reflects on his childhood on reserve and his role as an oskâpêwis — a Cree word meaning helper

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Articles

Google Trekker at Tanquary Fiord Quttinirpaaq National Park

Places

Canada’s northernmost national park, Quttinirpaaq, is now on Google Street View

It's now possible to virtually visit the northern tip of Canada

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Wildlife

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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The New York Times COVID-19 map

Mapping

Mapping COVID-19: How maps make us feel

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of how the world is charting the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking at how artistic choices inform our reactions to different maps

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weather and climate in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Citizen Science

From phytoplankton to drones, citizen science in the remote Svalbard wilderness is contributing to research around the world

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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Places

Charlie Angus on Cobalt, Ont. and the legacy of a mining boom

Episode 32

Cobalt’s silver rush in the 1900s changed how mining was carried out in Canada and internationally — and not always for the better

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Exploration

Ray Zahab

Episode 1

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab discusses his 2019 Trans-Kamchatka expedition and other extreme marathon adventures.

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Exploration

Jill Heinerth on spending the pandemic underwater

Episode 35

The RCGS Explorer-in-Residence returns to the Explore podcast to share an exciting project she’s been working on close to home

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People & Culture

People of the pandemic: Share your story

How has your life changed because of COVID-19?

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Mapping

Map Monday – Logging transparency reaches new level

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Mapping

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion

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Mapping

Artist uses GPS tracking to write giant message across globe

This artist travelled the world and used his GPS tracked movements to write 'PEACE' across a Google map of the world

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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ice chunks near glacier

Science & Tech

Hearts in the Ice: Climate change in our polar regions

A warmer, wetter, and wilder climate is unbalancing the Arctic ecosystem

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Science & Tech

What happened to the flying car?

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Science & Tech

Heat map shows Calgary residents how to save energy

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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