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Five RCGS updates from December

  • Dec 30, 2015
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There’s a lot of ways to make Canada better known to Canadians. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is trying as many ways as possible.

While best known for its iconic magazine, Canadian Geographic, the Society also supports expeditions across the country, provides grants and scholarships for geography research, and promotes geographic literacy through a variety of free teacher resources.

Here’s a bit of what the Society got up to in December.

  1. Quest Climate Grant
    On December 17, 2015, Canadian Geographic and Shell Canada granted young entrepreneurs who are advancing viable solutions to climate change in Canada $50,000 each.
  2. December issue of Canadian Geographic
    From polar bears to vanishing insects to arctic polynyas, our annual wildlife issue is on newsstands now.
  3. Canadian Geographic Education reached 16,000 members
    Know a teacher? Encourage them to become a member of Canadian Geographic Education to receive free classroom activities, lesson plans, maps and more!
  4. Franklin expedition book featured at Toronto Library
    RCGS CEO John Geiger and journalist Alannah Mitchell visited the Toronto Public Library to talk about their book Franklin’s Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus as part of the Eh List author event series.
  5. Hydro Power Photo Competition winners announced
    These three stunning photos from the Hydro Power Photo Competition show hydro power in a whole new way.

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