Alex Trebek was awarded the Geographical Society’s funding program for emerging explorers
The Royal Geographical Society of Canada and the National Geographic Society are awarding a special grant program to the late Alex Trebek, named after him danger host.
Trebek grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, started his TV career at CBC in 1961 and hosted several game shows before joining danger Four years earlier than him Passed away in November 2020. He will be 81 years old this Thursday.
During his life, Trebek participated in these two geographical societies, so in order to commemorate his birthday, Trebek Initiative Started, launched.
The funding program aims to promote emerging Canadian explorers, scientists, educators and photographers, David Court said, Trebek Initiative, “Help them tell their stories, the purpose is to ignite what we call’protective passion’ among all Canadians.”
Jean Trebek said that she is happy to see her husband’s memory and charitable legacy are respected.
Alex is passionate about geography education and exploration, and believes this is essential to understanding the impact of our planet and changing environment.-Jean Trebec
“Alex is passionate about geography education and exploration, and believes this is essential to understanding the impact of our planet and changing environment,” she said.
“Hence, naming him for this initiative to help support the work of emerging Canadian explorers is a natural extension of his belief in the power of lifelong learning.”
The plan will provide grants ranging from US$400,000 to US$500,000 per year to support expedition work. Between 10 and 12 grants will be issued each year.
Court said that other regions of the world, including the United States, have similar grant programs, “just not in Canada.”
He said the funding-at least for the first three years of Trebek’s plan-came from 18 families across Canada.
News of the grant has spread
The application has come in.
“People have started to inquire and file applications in advance so they can process them over time. And we expect something will happen even this year,” Court said.
He said that some of the submitted topics and categories they have received “are all over the map.”
“An example is that we have an underwater cave that is considering exploring British Columbia; we do scientific research on Canadian wildlife. There is something about Canadian deer. There is wilderness and water. We have one that we’ve been talking about addressing the north The community’s water shortage problem, or we also have photography.”
Court said it is important to carry out such projects in Canada.
“I think Canadians don’t know enough about their country. They are very eager to learn more.”
He said that there are many young or emerging explorers doing fascinating work, but the details of these efforts have not been disclosed to others.
“Between the funds we can provide-but maybe equal, or more importantly-connect them to National Geographic, which is one of the best storytelling organizations out there, and we can spread these stories To Canada,” Court said.
Grants aim to “ignite passion”
“Excellent storytelling can change the world,” said Alex Moen, chief explorer engagement officer of the National Geographic Society.
“Through the Trebek program grants and future exploration, we hope to ignite the passion of every Canadian to protect our environment and the planet,” Moen said.
“Our mission with Trebek Initiative is to inspire Canadians to make lasting, positive changes to the health of our planet,” said John Geiger, CEO of the Royal Geographical Society of Canada.
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