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Canadian Geographic Education creates classroom materials, runs programs and works with teachers to raise geographic literacy and spark a lifelong curiosity about Canada among the country’s students.

Ocean literacy advocate Diz Glithero

Lisa (Diz) Glithero was recently honoured with the Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society for her work in geography education, in particular relating to ocean literacy. (Photo: Diz Glithero)

Photo: Diz Glithero
Recipient of the 2020 Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy shares the importance of increasing ocean literacy in Canada
Ontario geography teacher focuses on thinking classroom approach

Somphone (Sam) Souannhaphanh has been teaching for 18 years and uses a teaching approach with her students that incorporates collaborative brainstorming and critical inquiry. (Photo: Somphone Souannhaphanh)

Photo credit: Somphone Souannhaphanh
Ontario teacher adapts a math teaching approach to her geography classroom for collaborative learning
students sitting in a circle learn about Métis culture

Chandrelle Marshall, shown sitting on the right in a group circle at Westmount Community School, emphasizes the importance of students learning languages at a young age. (Photo: Chandrelle Marshall)

Photo: Chandrelle Marshall
Saskatoon teacher talks about the interconnections between language and culture and how crucial that is for the Métis
Quebec teacher

Jennifer Leduc loves to travel, whether it's for personal interest as a history buff or for professional development workshops, and she always brings her experiences back into the classroom to share with her students. (Photo: Jennifer Leduc)

Photo: Jennifer Leduc
Quebec teacher brings history and geography alive through storytelling, travel experiences, and virtual trips 
Manitoba teacher with his daughter at home

Elliot Unger is a Manitoba teacher who focuses on getting his students to ask the right questions and look at issues from different perspectives. (Photo: Elliot Unger)

Photo credit: Elliot Unger
From competitive farming games to ethical concepts of geography, Manitoba teacher engages students through critical thinking
New Brunswick teacher Patrick Halford

Patrick Halford teaches hands-on skills such as woodworking and coding so that his students can learn to use what they've learned in practical, real-world applications. (Photo: Patrick Halford)

Photo: Patrick Halford
New Brunswick teacher brings gardening to a whole new level with his students

National Geographic Society President and COO Mike Ulica and Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger meet in Ottawa in November 2019 to discuss the renewed partnership. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos
The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership
Manitoba teacher on a hike near her hometown

Louise Roberts loves the outdoors and focuses on sharing her passion for the environment with her students.

Photo: Louise Roberts
Manitoba teacher believes that it's never too early to get young kids interested in the environment and conservation
polar bear mother and her young cub

During their overwintering in Svalbard, Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby observed a polar bear mother and her young cub. (Photo: Hearts in the Ice)

Photo: Hearts in the Ice
Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

Xavier Spano sea kayaking in Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine on the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge finalists prize trip. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

(Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)
Xavier Spano finished fourth in 2019
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