Online Resources

The resources on this page are available to all educators interested in bringing the science of the Anthropocene into their classrooms.

A set of additional online resources, and the option to book a free classroom kit for a three week period during the school year, are reserved for Canadian Geographic Education members only. Additional online resources include more than 25 exclusive videos and a selection of high-resolution versions of Edward Burtynsky’s photographs.

  • Go here to subscribe to become a member of Canadian Geographic Education.
  • Go here to access the additional online resources, and to book a free classroom kit

Online Interactive Gigapixels

A gigapixel image is a mosaic of extremely high-resolution digital photographs, which combined contain one billion pixels of information. Below are four interactive gigapixels created by world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky that showcase the application of detailed digital photography to the understanding of the changes imposed by humankind on the geology and ecology of the planet. Students can interact with the images by finding the embedded triggers that, when selected, play short film extensions.

Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island
Online Gigapixel

Carrara Marble Quarries in Italy
Online Gigapixel

Photo of a City
Lagos, Nigeria
Online Gigapixel

Scarborough Transfer Station
Online Gigapixel

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