Canadian Geographic Education


Anthropocene Classroom Challenge winners

Photo: Edward Burtynsky/Extract from Burtynsky’s essay, “Life in the Anthropocene” in the Anthropocene book.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Canadian classrooms were asked to learn about the Anthropocene and raise awareness of human impacts on the planet by creating their own mini Anthropocene project.

Below are the winners of this year’s competition.

Congratulations to our winners and all participating teachers this year! 

Grand prize: We are the meteor

Bishop Macdonell Catholic School

Mr. Caverhill’s Grade 6 class

Link to project


Second place: The Anthropocene Project: A Call to Action

Martingrove Collegiate Institute

Ms. Yarmol’s Grades 9, 11, and 12 classes

Link to project

Third place: Our Consumer Choices

Maple High School

Ms. Paiva’s Grade 9 class

Link to project

Fourth place: Anthropocene Challenge: AJ Scavenger Hunt

Alex Janvier School

Mr. Nakonechny’s Grade 9 class

Link to project

Fifth place: Anthropocene Exhibit

Lanor Junior Middle School

Ms. Varden’s Grade 4 class

Link to project

Honourable Mentions

Note: The following submissions have been placed in alphabetical order. The order in which they appear does not indicate a hierarchy in the prizing. All prizes mentioned in this category have equal value. 

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