ACEE dedicates staff time and education expertise to support Students on Sustainability, a University of Calgary student society that educates grade school students on sustainability topics linked to climate change and supports relevant student projects. ACEE and Students on Sustainability (SOS) will engage with students across all grade levels within the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Separate School District.
The goal of this project is to incorporate relevant topics into classroom curriculum (renewable energy, climate change, energy conservation, engineering, modeling, systems thinking, food security and more) to encourage students to act now to take positive action - and to better understand how sustainability can be part of their future careers. We offer formal classroom talks, small group exercises or discussions, interactive learning, and public event engagement. Presentations support teachers to deliver their curriculum.
University volunteers receive training on classroom education techniques, certificates honouring their volunteer hours, and the opportunity to meet sustainability professionals at our culminating networking event and celebration.
In late January 2018, teachers will be able to book a series of free guest presentations for their classrooms. Contact laura[at]abcee.org for more information.
Click here for information about our in-class presentations.
Questions about volunteering? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.
January 12th, 2018 Information Session and Workshop
On January 12th, 2018, we hosted our first information session and workshop, sharing our program with Calgary undergraduate and graduate students. The 37 attendees were inspired by guest speakers from the sustainability industry, met and collaborated with industry professionals, and participated in a workshop on excellent environmental education. 23 passionate and dedicated students signed up on the spot to volunteer with us this semester.