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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.

Alex Trebek and John Geiger at the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Geographic Challenge

Alex Trebek addresses guests at 50 Sussex during the launch of the 25th Canadian Geographic Challenge. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Fellows, explorers and past Challenge champions gathered at 50 Sussex to honour Alex Trebek and launch this year's Challenge
Burnaby teacher encourages her students to get outdoors

Alana Sawatsky loves to explore places like Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, in British Columbia. (Photo: Alana Sawatsky)

Photo: Alana Sawatsky
Burnaby teacher works to instill a love for nature in her students to foster emotional connections
Two female adventurers prepare to overwinter in Svalbard

Sunniva Sorby, right and Hilde Fålun Strøm thank their friends and supporters as they prepare to disembark the ship MS Nordstjernen and begin their nine-month stay at Bamsebu in Svalbard. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm share details of their “Hearts in the Ice” project and why they want to inject hope into the conversation about climate change 
Irene Barbeau speaks to a group of students

Irene Barbeau, a residential school survivor, speaks to 150 students at 50 Sussex in Ottawa about her experiences in the residential school system. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
New project to educate Canadian students on the impact and legacy of the residential school system announced on Orange Shirt Day
Yukon teacher showing how to use geo technologies in the classroom

Michel Emery provided a workshop at Canadian Geographic Education's 2019 Geo-tech Summer Institute, showing teachers how to incorporate VR and AR technology, and 360-degree photography into their classrooms. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Yukon teacher librarian turns study hall into an "idea lab" of technological and immersive learning
Jerry Sun, Andrew Ding, Jake Douglas and Ben Woodward in Hong Kong

Team Canada (left to right: Jerry Sun, Andrew Ding, Jake Douglas and Ben Woodward) paid a visit to Victoria Peak while in Hong Kong for the 16th International Geography Olympiad. (Photo: Paul VanZant)

Photo: Paul VanZant
Team Canada picked up three medals at the 16th International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong
Geography teacher from Ottawa on Can Geo Education's Summer Institute

Allison Fuisz knows how to keep busy, even during summer break. She recently returned from Canadian Geographic Education's Summer Institute in Alberta and is about to set off on an expedition with National Geographic to Iceland. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Ontario teacher uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to teach students about the impact of their actions
Team Canada for International Geography Olympiad 2019
Four high school geography students are preparing to leave for Hong Kong, where they’ll represent Canada in a global geography competition
Fellows of the royal canadian geographical society and canadian geographic challenge winners at perce, quebec

Finalists in the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge and their chaperones pose with RCGS Fellows and the flag of the Society in Percé, Que. on July 15, 2019. As part of their prize, the finalists received passage on board One Ocean Expeditions’ East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage. Left to right: Robin Esrock, Xavier Spano, Micah Colman, Emma MacLean, Timothy Tao, John Nightingale, Alexandra Pope and Expedition Leader David McGonigal.

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun
Geography teacher from Alberta

Margaret Leland stands in front of the Coba ruins, an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. (Photo courtesy Margaret Leland)

Photo courtesy Margaret Leland
Alberta teacher focuses on geospatial skills as a way to encourage her students to be curious about the world
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