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Throwback Thursday: How Can Geo Education began

The origin and evolution of Can Geo Education

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Canadian Geographic Education's Vimy Ridge trench map in Arras

Kids

Canadian Geographic Education commemorates Vimy Ridge centennial in France with EF Tours

Nearly 9,000 Canadian high school students explored giant floor maps of Vimy Ridge and the western front over two days

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Kids

Can Geo Education launches new Online Classroom

Virtual resource will support students, families and teachers during COVID-19

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

Kids

Education declaration

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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Science & Tech

Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Environment

Barnacles cling to a plastic bottle washed up on a beach in Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Hannah Kosick

Before joining Ocean Bridge, I was completely unaware of the extent of the problem of single-use plastic consumerism 

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Ed Burtynsky

Environment

Edward Burtynsky’s augmented reality

How “Photography 3.0” is helping us understand the world through a new lens

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Environment

A new view of the Lake Winnipeg watershed

How the watershed connects the Prairies and its people

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Environment

Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Where we’re at in Canada

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Canadian Geographic Education

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Alex Trebek gives his remarks on stage at the official opening event of 50 Sussex

People & Culture

RCGS announces the new Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy

The Society honoured the Jeopardy! host's tireless support of geographic education in Canada by renaming one of its most prestigious awards

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Three people looking down at a giant floor map

People & Culture

A celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

The first-of-its-kind educational resource aims to share the stories and cultures of Indigenous peoples with Canadians and the world 

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Empty highway 401 Toronto

People & Culture

The world’s population is probably going to decline. Here’s what that means for Canada

The authors of a provocative new book, Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline, explain why statisticians have it wrong when it comes to population trends 

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Gwaii Haanas set to expand protected waters

Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates

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People & Culture

Geo-literacy

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People & Culture

Remembering Alex Trebek

While best known as the host of Jeopardy!, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was one of the planet's biggest champions of geographic knowledge and education

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People & Culture

Franklin Expedition lesson plans available in Inuktitut

Free lesson plans on Franklin expedition now available in Inuktitut.

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Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

People & Culture

Salma Lakhani, Alberta’s first Muslim Lieutenant Governor, on building a more inclusive Canada

One year into her term as Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani reflects on her journey so far and her hopes for her province and country

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from November

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in November.

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Alex Trebek stands on a stage with Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni remember Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek's involvement in the Canadian Geographic Challenge and International Geographic Olympiad inspired generations of young learners

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People & Culture

2018 Indspire Awards honour Indigenous excellence

A look at the winners of the 25th annual awards

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People & Culture

7 ways to keep exploring and learning from home this March Break

Education and entertainment don't have to stop just because everything is closed

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Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

People & Culture

A special message from Alex Trebek

There will be an important role for geography in the challenging times ahead. The RCGS needs your help to continue its work promoting geographic literacy in Canada and around the world. 

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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People & Culture

New rip-proof classroom map of Canada now available

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier

People & Culture

In memory of Gilles Gagnier

The publisher of Canadian Geographic and COO (and Fellow) of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society passed away suddenly at the age of 51

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People & Culture

‘Space and place’ literacy

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Alex Trebek speaks at a podium

People & Culture

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic

Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

RCGS, Royal Scottish Geographical Society sign a trans-Atlantic MOU

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People & Culture

This canoe expedition program provides school credit to Indigenous youth

Matawa Learning Centre pilots a Grade 12 experiential education course that teaches indigenous youth about water safety and leadership while traveling along traditional canoe routes

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named an Officer of the Order of Canada

The Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and longtime host of Jeopardy! was nominated on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday

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Students and staff at Nunavut Sivuniksavut Photo: Katherine Takpannie

People & Culture

At Ottawa’s Nunavut Sivuniksavut, Inuit youth carve out their place in the world

The name roughly translates to 'Nunavut, Our Future,' and that's where students and instructors are focused

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People & Culture

Worldview set to fulfill ‘digital-earth concept’

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Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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A paddleboarder and a kayaker on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba at sunset. (Photo: Harry Wilson/Canadian Geographic)

Environment

5 Manitoban water conservation projects

How people are trying to save Manitoba's waterways

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Vimy Ridge giant floor map is displayed at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Kids

New educational resources highlight Canada’s role in the First World War

Canadian Geographic Education and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society unveil new tools to help students explore the legacy of the Great War

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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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Kids

Des élèves du primaire découvrent leur pied marin grâce au programme d’éducation pilote de la Garde côtière canadienne

Le programme Adopter un navire a transporté les élèves sur une tournée virtuelle en arrière-scène avec des équipages et du personnel de la Garde côtière. 

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Elementary students find their sea legs with Canadian Coast Guard’s educational pilot program

The Adopt a Ship program took kids on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour with Coast Guard crews and staff

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“We are all Explorers” educational tour reaches B.C.

Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth is in British Columbia this week visiting schools and talking about her experiences as a diver

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Kids

Lost on a map

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Students sitting on Can Geo Education's Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map.

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There’s no map to teaching in a pandemic

Across Canada, teachers are getting creative with their methods and approaches in the classroom to overcome challenges imposed by COVID-19

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Google Earth Voyager Indigenous Cultural Heritage Story

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Google Earth Voyager story highlights Indigenous cultural heritage

Canadian Geographic Education offers a new multimedia educational resource centred on Indigenous content

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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

Kids

Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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Battle of Vimy Ridge map on tour

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Canadian students to participate in major Lake Winnipeg watershed research project

Last year Can Geo Education hosted a one-day BioBlitz in Riding Mountain National Park, Man., but the magnitude of this year’s project is much larger

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Kids

March-ing on

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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Kids

Colossal cartography

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Kids

Big map news

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Exploration

River guide

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