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2019

 
Celebrating 25 years of the Canadian Geographic Challenge with Alex Trebek
On Saturday, October 5, Alex Trebek joined The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) to launch the 25th annual Canadian Geographic Challenge at 50 Sussex, the RCGS' headquarters in Ottawa. Full story »

Teacher's Guide for Cory Trépanier's Into the Arctic Film Trilogy - Now Available
Into The Arctic is a comprehensive new teacher’s guide created in partnership with explorer, artist, filmmaker and RCGS Fellow Cory Trépanier. Featuring seven learning modules focused on the geography of Canada’s North, this comprehensive teacher’s guide is developed from Trépanier’s Into the Arctic film trilogy, travels, and stunning paintings. Available for grades K-12, this resource package covers a range of subjects and topics, including Arctic ... Full story »

Meet the finalists of the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge!
Read the full story at Canadian Geographic! Full story »

How Canadian students are learning to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle
Imagine your child coming home from school and turning off all the lights that aren’t in use with gusto. That same child is also on your case for not using reusable bags when grocery shopping. And be careful not to leave the tap running or you might just get a lecture! For Nancy Gillis, an award‐winning Toronto teacher with a passion for environmental literacy, this student sounds like a graduate of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge. Now ... Full story »

Jill Heinerth, RCGS Explorer-in-Residence, visits Thunder Bay to share exploration techniques with students
Canada’s Jill Heinerth is one of the world’s top marine explorers and holds the record for going farther into deep underwater caves than any woman in history. Heinerth, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Explorer-in-Residence, will be visiting St. Martin School and a number of schools in the area to share what it takes to become a modern-day explorer. Heinerth’s curiosity, technical prowess, and fearlessness have taken her inside Antarctic ... Full story »


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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”



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