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Canadian Geographic Challenge

The top five finalists in the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Ottawa teen crowned 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge champion

10th-grader David Landry claims Canada’s top geography prize

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Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final

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Meet the 2019 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

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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Team Canada International Geography Olympiad 2018

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Young Canadian geographers win five medals at International Geography Olympiad

Team Canada claimed two silver and three bronze medals at the global geography competition held in Quebec City

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These four young geographers will represent Canada on the world stage at the 2018 iGeo competition in Quebec City

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Canadian students to showcase their geography knowledge at the 2018 International GeoOlympiad

Meet the young geographers who will represent Canada on the world stage at the 2018 “iGeo” in Quebec City

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Adventurer Mylène Paquette, host of the 2018 Challenge final, celebrates with national champion William Chapman

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Ottawa teen crowned 2018 Can Geo Challenge champion

Grade 9 student William Chapman claimed Canada’s top geography prize 

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Animal Facts: Canada goose

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Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Fellows of the royal canadian geographical society and canadian geographic challenge winners at perce, quebec

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Photos: Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

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

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Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Canadian Geographic launch program to revive the Michif language

The Future of Michif program aims to inspire the next generation of Métis to learn their traditional language and educate Canadians on Métis history and culture

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Coming soon: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Groundbreaking new educational resource coming this summer

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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

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Mapping Canada’s history of residential schools with Google Earth

As the first Canadian organization to launch a story with Google Earth Voyager, Canadian Geographic, with the support of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, offers an in-depth look at the residential school system

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Andy Fillmore MP on CPAC Route 338 giant floor map

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CPAC launches multimedia project on democracy in Canada

The Route 338 project includes a giant floor map and educational tools created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society to help improve Canadians' political literacy 

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11 amazing facts about Canada’s bear species

Did you know polar bears aren’t actually white? Or that bears mark their territory by rubbing their backs on trees?

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Animal Facts: Arctic fox

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Screenshot of the new Google Earth

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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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weather and climate in Svalbard

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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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London, Ont., student crowned Canadian Geographic Challenge champion

Grade 10 student Ben Woodward took home the nation’s top geography prize 

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Canadian Geographic Education's Vimy Ridge trench map in Arras

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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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Canadian Geographic national finalists

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Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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Animal Facts: Beluga whale

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Can Geo Challenge 2021 National Final Weekend

Meet the top 20 finalists competing in the 2021 Challenge National Final

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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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Five ways to start coding in and outside the classroom

On the heels of Computer Science Education Week, we put together a list for how to best integrate coding and computing into everyday teaching

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polar bear mother and her young cub

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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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Burlington 9th grader takes top spot in 25th Annual Can Geo Challenge

Xavier Spano finished fourth in 2019

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Introducing the 2020 Can Geo Challenge national finalists

Young geographers are preparing for a busy weekend of quizzes, virtual fieldwork, and a live-streamed national final

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Announcing the winners of the 2020 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

In spite of school closures due to COVID-19, classrooms found creative ways to complete the 16 challenges focused on helping students become more energy-conscious

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Quebec students teach their school about recycling and composting

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Announcing the winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2020

Congratulations to the students of Butler Elementary School from Bedford, Que.

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Can Geo Education launches new Online Classroom

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

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Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

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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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British Columbia professor uses drone technology in Svalbard

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Hearts in the Ice: Drone technology

Drones are providing new ways of tracking wildlife and mapping changes in the Arctic

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Team Canada for International Geography Olympiad 2019

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Team Canada ready to compete in the 2019 International Geography Olympiad

Four high school geography students are preparing to leave for Hong Kong, where they’ll represent Canada in a global geography competition

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Canada's Coolest School Trip at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

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Stepping back in time to the 19th century with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from day three of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Animal Facts: Bald Eagle

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip building a teepee in Riding Mountain National Park

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Bison, teepees and black bears: Canada’s Coolest School Trip takes a deeper dive into Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day two of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Animal Facts: Arctic hare

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Riding Mountain National Park

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip kicks off in Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day one of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2019

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge winners

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Announcing the winners of the 2019 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on all their energy conservation efforts!

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Roberta Bondar, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and David Saint-Jacques (appearing via video link from the International Space Station) talk to students at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques launches a new educational initiative — from space

The Exploring Earth project also involves Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar and aims to inspire students to learn about Earth’s landforms and natural processes from space

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Google Earth Voyager story about Canada's original place names

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Exploring Canada’s original place names with Google Earth

Google Earth Voyager story highlights place names and naming practices of Indigenous Peoples across Canada

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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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Students on Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives on the shores of the St. Lawrence River

Highlights from the first day of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Mrs. Henderson's Grade 8 class at Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre in Medicine Hat are the winners of the 2018 Canada's Coolest School Trip competition

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And the winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2018 are …

Grade 8 students from Alberta's Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre have won an all-expenses-paid trip to southern Ontario

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Google Earth Voyager Jill Heinerth Story

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Dive into the planet’s water resources with Jill Heinerth and Google Earth Voyager

Canadian Geographic celebrates the exploration and conservation work of RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth in a new Google Earth Voyager story

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Geography, Olympiad, Quebec City, education

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Canadian students to compete in 2018 International Geography Olympiad

This will be the first time Canada has entered a team into the competition, which is being hosted in Quebec City next August

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Students dress up in uniform at the Halifax Citadel

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip ends on a high note in Halifax

Highlights from a visit to the Halifax Citadel on Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Student uses an atlatl to launch a dart

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A day of campfire songs and nature trails on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from Day 3 of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Students learn the rules of cricket at Fort Anne, Nova Scotia

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip travels through time in Nova Scotia

Highlights from the first two days of Canada's Coolest School Trip 

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Meet the 2017 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Twenty students from across Canada will also get to meet Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will be hosting the final competition

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Can Geo Education teacher receives national teaching award

Janet Ruest has received the Prime Minister's Certificate of Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners announced

A grade eight class from Alberta's Lethbridge Christian School is heading to Nova Scotia on an all-expenses-paid field trip

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Mackenzie River

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Dechinta Rivers project to combine Indigenous land-based learning with canoeing adventure

The dean of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning discusses the school's upcoming summer-semester project taking place on three rivers in the Northwest Territories

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

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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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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge: Registration now open

Attention teachers! Sign up now for the CEDC, the only energy literacy competition in Canada where students K-12 compete for more than 100 prizes worth a total $40,000!

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canada's coolest school trip

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest launches

Tell every teacher and grade 8/secondaire 2 class about this amazing and educational travel opportunity

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Wings of Courage biplanes

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New project features replica First World War biplanes

Wings of Courage, the second installment of the A Nations Soars trilogy, has launched

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A showcase of geographical knowledge at the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Calgary teen crowned Can Geo Challenge Champion

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip goes whitewater rafting

On the final day of Canada's Coolest School Trip, the students went whitewater rafting, rode the Jasper SkyTram and soaked in the Miette Hot Springs

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip explores skywalks, glaciers

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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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Canada’s Coolest School Trip ventures into Maligne Canyon

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Jasper National Park

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Jack Cheng, national champion of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge, meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Prime Minister Trudeau congratulates Can Geo Challenge national champion

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Calgary teen wins 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Video of the week: Alex Trebek gives career/life advice

The famous champion of geographical education dished some valuable career and life advice to a gymnasium full of students at the Roberta Bondar Public School in Ottawa, Ontario

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Meet the finalists of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

From June 3 to 5, these 20 young geographers will vie for the title of National Champion in Ottawa

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