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Animal Facts: Burrowing owl

Unlike most owls, the Burrowing Owl nests underground. …

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Animal Facts: Red fox

As one of Canada's most well-loved animals, the red fox can be characterized by its beautiful colour and white-tipped fluffy tail.  …

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Animal Facts: Pronghorn

As the fastest land animal in North America, the pronghorn is a highly migratory animal that has incredible vision and can be identified by the horns on its head.  …

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Animal Facts: Great blue heron

As the largest heron in North America, the great blue heron stands about one metre tall.  …

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Animal Facts: Canada Lynx

As one of Canada's most elusive cats, the Canada lynx is known for its triangular black-tipped  ears and fluffy coat.  …

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Animal Facts: Beaver

As one of Canada's most iconic animals, the beaver is the largest rodent in the country and the second-largest rodent in the world (after the capybara). 

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Animal Facts: Polar bear

As one of Canada's most recognizable animals, the polar bear is the largest bear in the world and the top predator in the Arctic. 

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Animal Facts: Arctic hare

Highly adapted to living in the cold, the Arctic hare has shortened ears and limbs and almost a quarter of its body is made up of fat.  …

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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

As one of Canada's most beautiful mammals, the Arctic fox is well-known for its white fur which is why it's often referred to as the snow fox. 

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Animal Facts: Beluga whale

Beluga whales are one of the most recognizable species of whale thanks to their white colouring and thick bodies which are primarily made of blubber (40 to 50 per cent of their…

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Animal Facts: Walrus

Often identified by their large tusks, walrus are large marine mammals that can weigh more than 2000 pounds.  …

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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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Animal Facts: Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is one of Canada's largest birds of prey and is well-known for its regal appearance and contrasting coloured feathers. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

“You can do it Mrs. O’Brien, just look up and follow us.” Step by step the principal of Duke of Connaught school was led by Mrs. Ramsay’s Grade 7/8 class around Jasper…

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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

The students are peering over the edge of Maligne Canyon, a sinuous 50 metre deep chute carved out of the limestone by the Malign River. The thunder of the water is echoing off…

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Jasper National Park

With a few quick rolls of a feather the pungent smoke rises from the shell and tumbles over the heads, hearts and feet of the stock-still students. The only sound is the rustle…

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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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Energy IQ tour kicks off in British Columbia

The second Energy IQ tour will bring energy awareness to six schools in southern British Columbia

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11 kid-friendly facts about Canada

11 facts about Canada and Canadians that are sure to entertain children of all ages

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip says goodbye

The chance to sleep in a bed was a welcome one. Over the past week the Grade 8 class from Caledonia…

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Exploring Vieux Québec with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

In the morning no one mentions ghosts wandering the halls of the old Levis Fort where we slept the night before, but it’s possible the Grade 8 class was too tired to notice.…

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Finding remote waterfalls with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Following along on Day 2 of the Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec

“A few of us arrived at the airport two hours early, we were so excited,” said Grace Fenton, a Grade 8 student from Caledonia Regional High School from Hillsborough,…

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3 tiled maps to help students learn geography

Want to immerse your class in Canada's geography, but don't have the space for one of Canadian Geographic Education's giant maps? Our new tiled maps might be just the…

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Alex Trebek presents winners of 20th Canadian Geographic Challenge

A grade 10 student from Calgary, Alberta has been crowned Canada’s newest geography champion.

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Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

The Canadian Geographic Challenge, now in its 20th anniversary year, will bring 20 young…

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10 questions to test your geography knowledge

The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20! To celebrate we’ve compiled a list of our favourite past quiz questions. Can you answer them correctly?

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Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site at Fort Rodd Hill, B.C..

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners head to B.C.

From visiting historical sites to watching orcas, it was an unforgettable experience for this Grade 8 class

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10 top Canadian teachers meet to talk about energy literacy

While the kids are off enjoying summer, there was no rest for 10 of Canada's best teachers.In mid-July, these top educators attended the second annual Classroom Energy…

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Looking back on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

And just like that, it was done. Canada's Coolest School Trip is over and the students are on their way…

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Whale watching and fishing on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Transients, residents, L-pods and J-pods. Those were the codes for the orca groups the École Antoine-Roy Grade 8 students saw on the second morning of Canada's Coolest School…

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners enjoy invasive species battles, gunfire and West Coast delicacies

It was a day of battles, gunfire, food and fun as the Grade 8 students from École Antoine-Roy enjoyed their first full day in British Columbia on Canada's Coolest School…

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip begins

The day began with dipping their fingers in the Atlantic Ocean. Before midnight, they were touching the Pacific.Two oceans in one day for a group of students from Gaspé,…

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The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is back!

Unplug your laptop, turn down the heat a degree or two and swap out those old electricity-sucking CFL light bulbs. It’s that time of year again — the Classroom Energy Diet…

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Go on an Energy Diet

Sign up for this year’s Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

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Can Geo Education’s four giant floor maps on display in Ottawa last November.

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Giant floor maps on display for Geography Awareness Week

Walking across Canada has never been so easy. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society showcased its four giant floor maps of…

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Boreal Forest map begins tour

Canadians now have a novel way of exploring the boreal forest — with a new Canadian Geographic Education giant floor…

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

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Education declaration

Just three months after gathering in support of geographic education in Canada, a community of educators has received affirmation for its vision and action plan, as delineated…

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Giant floor maps on display in celebration of Geography Awareness Week

Walking across Canada has never been so easy.The Royal Canadian Geographical Society held an event in Ottawa on Nov. 18…

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Q&A: Alex Trebek, National Geographic World Championship host

Three of Canada's brightest young minds in geography walked away with silver medals at the National Geographic…

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Team Canada wins silver at National Geographic World Championship

It came down to a nail-biting tiebreaker question, but Team Canada pulled through to win the…

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Team Canada finds culture in St. Petersburg

As Canadians start their week after a (hopefully) restful weekend, Team Canada moves into day three of the…

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Big map news

They’re as big as half a school gymnasium and weigh more than 45 kilograms, and this fall, they’ll be helping Canadian students learn about their country in engaging new…

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The last day in Cape Breton

This spring, Parks Canada and Canadian Geographic collaborated to award a grade-eight class from Caronport, Sask.,

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Class trip winners meet famous inventor’s great-grandson

This spring, Parks Canada and Canadian Geographic collaborated to award a grade-eight class from Caronport, Sask.,

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Day one in Cape Breton for Canada’s Coolest School Trip

This spring, Parks Canada and Canadian Geographic collaborated to award a grade-eight class from Caronport, Sask.,

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Canadian soldiers march through the streets of a Sicilian town during the Second World War

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Canadian soldiers to be honoured in Sicily

On July 10, 1943, Allied forces arrived on the shores near Pachino, Sicily, to begin their invasion of Italy. The 1st Canadian Infantry Division and 1st Canadian Army Tank…

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Meeting the Challenge!

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC) is saving kilowatts one school at a time, and the…

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Lost on a map

Shortly after Judith Adler made a basic map quiz part of her second-year Sociology of the Family class at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, she realized that…

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

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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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Geography education in Quebec: not all bad news

After reading this week’s articles about

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The Great Canadian Geography Challenge

For the past 18 years, scores of students across Canada have tested their geographic knowledge through the Great Canadian…

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Example of students’ work for the “Green your school” activity, part of the 2012 competition

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Energy-wise

Classrooms across Canada are once again gearing up for the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, presented by

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Colossal cartography

Walking through Canada’s network of national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas would normally take many years, if not decades. But there will soon…

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CFL in schools

What do the Halifax Storm, Fredericton Acadians, Québec Grenadians and Yellowknife Yetis all have in common? Apart from being fictional Canadian Football League (CFL) teams,…

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Canadian Geographic Education

Think of it as a graduation of sorts — one that was nearly two decades in the making. After 19 years, the Canadian Council for Geographic…

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Storytelling and sense of place

The Students on Ice Arctic expedition is over, we've made our sad farewells and are all returning to our daily routines. One thing I miss about being up North is our daily story…

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The war on the floor

Students and teachers interact with a giant floor map at Strathcona Public School in Kingston, Ont.It may have ended nearly 200 years ago,…

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Jacob Burnley, from Nanaimo, B.C., placed second in this year’s Great Canadian Geography Challenge

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With a little help from their friends

To paraphrase an old saying, behind every great geography superstar is a great teacher or parent. That is certainly the case with two of this year’s

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March-ing on

After six years as the Atlantic representative of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE), Peggy March has reached…

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Class acts

From broadcasting key energy tips during the morning announcements to inventing a green product, nearly 12,000 students from across Canada learned about energy awareness during…

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The Kitchen-Kuiack family

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Energy idols

The Kitchen-Kuiack household of Marsh Lake, Y.T., displayed outstanding teamwork, ingenuity and dedication throughout the

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Executive decisions

Back row, from left: Lynn Moorman, Connie Wyatt Anderson, Jane Kerr-Wilson, Peggy March, Geoff Buerger. Front row: Rob Langston, Emily Schell,…

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