Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip Contest 2022
This year, we are visiting some exciting locations during the Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip! In partnership with Parks Canada, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, and Canadian Geographic Education, this program offers the opportunity for any elementary classroom in Canada to join free sessions to hear from experts, scientists and park rangers working in Canada’s national parks and historic sites. Students will have the chance to ask them questions on a wide range of topics. From sharks along the West Coast to raptors in the far north — there is so much to discover on this virtual road trip!
If you’d like more information on the locations being visited during the Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip, be sure to check out our StoryMap. Don’t miss out — sign up for a session today!
The contest will run from March 28 until May 31, 2022.
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (or equivalent) classrooms in Canada.
How to enter
Participation is simple. Just follow these four easy steps:
- Attend at least one Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip event.
You can watch via a live camera spot or on YouTube. Missed the event you wanted to see? No problem! All past events will be posted to the Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants YouTube channel.
- Discuss the following statement and questions with your students:
Canada has a vast landscape, connected by land, water and ice. Protecting this landscape and its native plants, wildlife, and oceans is more important than ever before. Why is it important for humankind to plant native plants and protect wildlife and oceans? How can caring for humanity be accomplished by caring for nature?
- Create a visual presentation
Create a presentation that responds to the statement and questions mentioned above. Contest submissions may take the form of one of the following:
– a slideshow presentation (maximum 15 slides)
– a creative writing piece (maximum 500 words)
– an ensemble of visual art (maximum 15 pieces of visual art)
– a photo essay (maximum 15 photographs)
- Submit your work
Submit your work using the form below. If your file submission is too large, please email a copy of your submission to [email protected].
Prizing and judging
A total of eight contest prizes are available to be awarded to winning classrooms. There is a limit of one prize per classroom.
Submissions will be judged in two divisions:
- Junior division (Grades 3, 4, and 5 or equivalent).
- Senior division (Grades 6, 7, and 8 or equivalent). Quebec Secondary 1 and Secondary 2 classrooms will be included in the Senior Division.
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