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Canada's Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec

Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Students set off in Rabaska canoes on the lake. (Photo: Jessica Finn/Canadian Geographic)

“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, N.B.

“We haven’t stopped talking about it for weeks,” she said.

So started the fourth iteration of Canada’s Coolest School Trip, a partnership between Parks Canada, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Air Canada, Nature Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Foundation and Historica Canada that brings one Grade 8 class on the trip ...

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3 tiled maps to help students learn geography

Posted by Breanna Adams in The RCGS on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Download the Tiled Map of Canada here!

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 ticket. Simply choose one of the maps below, print it out on a series of letter-sized pages (each of which will show a portion of your desired map) then tape them together to create a large-but-not-unreasonably-large canvas to teach from. Also stay tuned for the soon-to-be released tiled maps of each province and territory!

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Alex Trebek presents winners of 20th Canadian Geographic Challenge

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in The RCGS on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic Challenge winner Anzo Nguyen. (Photo: Chrystia Chudczak/Canadian Geographic)

A grade 10 student from Calgary, Alberta has been crowned Canada’s newest geography champion. Anzo Nguyen was the winning contestant in the Canadian Geographic Challenge — a nationwide geography competition that saw students across the country testing their knowledge of Canada and the world. The 20 nation-wide finalists gathered in Ottawa over the weekend for the National Championship, attended by trivia legend and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

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Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

Posted by Carys Mills in The RCGS on Thursday, April 23, 2015

These 20 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants will be competing in the National Final in Ottawa on May 4th, 2015.

The Canadian Geographic Challenge, now in its 20th anniversary year, will bring 20 young geography whizzes from across Canada to Ottawa in early May.

The students, from Grade 7 - 10, were named School Champions and competed at the provincial or territorial level before being invited to the National Championship. This is the first in-person competition since 2002.

The students will first compete in private trials in Ottawa before the top five competitors face off publicly on May 4 at the Canadian ...

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And then they swam: Two men, one rare disease and the first unsupported rowboat crossing of the Indian Ocean

Posted by Tyrone Burke in Travel on Thursday, March 5, 2015

James Adair (Photo: courtesy Ben Finney)

Just weeks earlier, James Adair had been a normal teenager now he was lying flat in a hospital bed, completely paralyzed. Adair could not see, breathe or move, but he was fully conscious, aware and presumably terrified. Like most sufferers of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Adair lived to tell the tale, albeit with lasting paralysis in his feet.  Unlike the others, Adair became one of the first people to row unsupported across the Indian Ocean.

Australia to Mauritius. 5,600 km. Two men, one rowboat, ...

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