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2012

 
March-ing on
After six years as the Atlantic representative of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE), Peggy March has reached the end of her term, but not the end of her love for geography. March’s involvement with the CCGE began in 1995, after a geography course at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ont., triggered her to become proactive about geographic education. That same year, she became a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society ... Full story »

2011-2012 Geography Challenge
Scores of young geography buffs from across Canada gathered online on April 19 to duke it out over three scholarship prizes and the title of Great Canadian Geography Challenge winner. Kyle Richardson took first place, Jacob Burnley was second, and Lucas Grande came in third. The Great Canadian Geography Challenge is one of the longest-running programs of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE). Now entering its 18th year, the Challenge ... Full story »

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge
More than 12,000 students across Canada are competing in teams to become Canada’s most energy-efficient classroom in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge. Over an eight-week period, participating students will complete energy-themed, curriculum-linked challenges designed to increase their awareness and understanding of energy use. Students participating in the challenge, which is sponsored by Canadian Geographic Enterprises and Shell Canada Limited, ... Full story »

Geographic Literacy Award: Nominate now
Each year, the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE) honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, enhancement or promotion of geographic literacy in Canada. If you know an individual who you would like to nominate for the Geographic Literacy Award, forward letters of nomination to the chair of the CCGE briefly explaining why the nominee deserves consideration. The award recognizes the dedication of ... Full story »

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