Recharge 2019 Conference: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Environmental and Energy Education

Come recharge in the Rockies with your colleagues!

 

Thursday, May 23 - Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Coast Hotel, Canmore Alberta

Early bird registration only $199 - includes most meals!

 

 

We invite teachers and other educators from around Western Canada to recharge their classrooms, their programs and themselves with this indoor-outdoor education conference. What could be better than springtime in the Rockies?

 

Click here to register!

Fees include breakfasts, lunches, snacks and coffee, appetizers on the evening of the 23rd, appetizers and a complimentary beverage on the 24th, morning yoga, and attendance to all workshops and networking events.

Early bird rate: First 100 registrants at $199

Regular rate: $275

Student rate: $50

Bursary Program

ACEE is offering bursaries to teachers with exceptional expertise in environmental and energy education. Click here to apply.

Now accepting workshop proposals

Click here to submit a proposal to present at Recharge 2019. The deadline for submission of your workshop proposal is 6:00 pm on Friday September 28, 2018.

Purpose

Students must learn about the environment and energy to prepare for success in their futures, but teachers and educators have told us that their challenges include lack of resources, time and funding, and lack of subject knowledge. Recharge 2019 will provide solutions to these challenges, help to prepare your students for future jobs - and help them to create a sustainable future.

Recharge 2019 will feature:

  • Over 50 workshops in environmental and energy education , featuring new programs, opportunities and teaching approaches.
  • Outdoor learning, with many workshops held amongst the stunning natural features of Canmore, Alberta
  • Networking with teachers and agency professionals
  • Opportunity to learn from - and meet - teachers who have incorporated environmental and energy education into their classrooms - and create mentor relationships together
  • The chance to Recharge, with morning yoga and abundant outdoor networking time, and a complimentary beverage at The Drake Inn on Friday, May 24th!


Keynotes

Dr. Brad Stelfox, Creating A Sustainable Alberta: An Educational Imperative

For over two decades Brad Stelfox has delivered riveting presentations that allow the audience to see the future through his eyes, a powerful land-use simulation model he developed. Our modern economy is still fueled by natural resource extraction, and has given us a very high quality of life - but is it sustainable?  Dr. Stelfox will show us what the future will look like in a ‘business as usual’ scenario – and how that future would change if we successfully lead the transition to a low carbon economy.  Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, and Brad will outline the responsibilities and opportunities that educators have as we move towards a sustainable ‘preferred future’ here in Alberta.

 

Biography: Dr. Brad Stelfox is an adjunct professor at both the University of Alberta and University of Calgary. Since 1995 Brad has developed and used ALCES Online©, a simulator that calculates future cumulative effects and allows users to identify the impacts of land use and economic development on the land and its ecosystems. This technology has become accepted by government, industry, NGOs, and the scientific community.  A decade ago he created Alberta Tomorrow, an innovative education program that allows Alberta students to investigate the challenges of creating a sustainable future for Alberta.  He has received numerous awards for his contributions to advance our understanding of land use sustainability issues and develop solutions that balance economic, social, and ecological indicators.  He lives with his wife Sarah in Calgary.

 

David Dodge, Green Energy Futures: Teaching Green Energy in Your Classroom

The green energy revolution is underway around the world and will change the way your students live, work and get around in the future. The use of clean, green energy is exploding in Alberta and Canada – pity the poor teacher who tries to keep up! In this entertaining keynote, Dave will use stories, video, and his own brand of inspirational mojo to help you catch up on the new and exciting developments in this field - and tell some great stories of normal teachers and students who have done extraordinary things to galvanize student learning. Dave will suggest ways in which you can connect students to these new technologies, deliver on your curriculum, increase your students' competencies - and help them feel they're making a difference as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change impacts, and feel more hopeful about the future.

Biography: David is an environmental journalist and a photojournalist who has worked for newspapers, published magazines, produced radio and was the production manager for a Canadian nature publisher. He produced more than 350 award-winning EcoFile radio programs on sustainability for the CKUA Radio network. David has worked for not-for-profit organizations such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Pembina Institute. He serves as the chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta, the co-chair of Edmonton’s Energy Transition Advisory Committee and is also involved at the community level with Evansdale Community League where he’s led solar and energy efficiency projects. His community league gets all of its electricity from solar energy on a net-annual basis.

Click here to register!

Fees include breakfasts, lunches, snacks and coffee, appetizers on the evening of the 23rd, appetizers and a complimentary beverage on the 24th, morning yoga, and attendance to all workshops and networking events.

Early bird rate: First 100 registrants at $199

Regular rate: $275

Student rate: $50

ACEE is offering bursaries to teachers with exceptional expertise in environmental and energy education. Click here to apply.

Accommodation

  • Click here to receive a discounted rate at the Coast Hotel Canmore.
  • Click here for carpooling information.

 

After the conference: Recharge in the Rockies!

  • Click here for suggestions of what to do and see while in the area.

 

Help Spread the word

Leading up to, and during the conference, please use the hashtag #2019Recharge

Download our poster here to share with your school, organization or community.

Contact

For sponsorship opportunities, contact sponsorship[at]abcee.org

For all other inquiries, contact conference[at]abcee.org