What's New at ACEE

Give our students a better future

Last year we used polling and focus groups to find out what Alberta students feel and know about environment, energy, and climate.  The results are alarming - and a call to action!  We invite you to view our evidence, and learn what you can do to help shift our education system to better prepare students for the future that they will inhabit, the jobs they’ll create, and the society they’ll build.

View Our Call to Action                                                                                                                                                                                       

Upcoming Events

May 4 and 11, 2021: Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens Workshop

Teachers and environmental educators, check out our two-part workshop series Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens with Secondary Students online on May 4, 4:30 - 6:00 PM and May 11, 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Explore the concept of sustainability and our relationship to the natural world through western and Indigenous lenses. Drawing on authentic resources, learn how you can weave Indigenous perspectives into your everyday teaching in a way that fosters deep learning around the notion of sustainability. Learn more and register here.

May 6, 2021: Give Students a Better Future Virtual Forum

Education leaders - Give students a better future virtual forum 4 - May 6th - 10:00am to 12:00pm. Building off the progress from our last event, we'll be sharing some inspiring examples and ideas from school districts in Alberta, and across the globe, which you'll be able to explore with your colleagues. Learn more and register here.

May 13 and May 19, 2021: Curriculum Feedback Online Session

Interested in learning more about the K-6 draft curriculum but have limited time to provide feedback? Join us on May 13 and/or on May 19 - 2:30 to 5:00pm to receive an overview of the draft K-6 curriculum and provide your feedback, along with other environmental educators, on the science, social studies and physical education & wellness curriculum. May 13 - learn more and register here   May 19 - learn more and register here

June 17, 2021: A Year in Review for Environmental Education Providers

June 17th - 1:00 to 2:30 - An amazing year in review. Let’s spend some time together sharing the successes of environmental education program delivery for the past year and ideas for program delivery for 2021/22. We’ll also spend time reflecting on best practices for environmental education programs - what are we doing well, what areas could be improved using the NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence: Environmental Education Materials. Register here

July 28-30, 2021: Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Conference

Teachers and environmental educators, join us online for the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education on July 28 - 30. Gain skills, tools, and resources to integrate climate change education into your teaching and education programs, and empower students to engage in climate solutions. Day two will consist of a regional workshop specifically for Alberta teachers and educators. ACEE is offering a $50 refund on the registration fee to the first 10 registrants - so don't wait, register now.

The Challenge

Our schools struggle when it comes to preparing students to tackle environmental challenges.  Teachers tell us they want to provide more environmental and energy education but lack the time, confidence and resources.

We can help. Since 2005 the Alberta Council for Environmental Education has been supporting curriculum and teacher professional development so that we can equip students with the knowledge and skills to be the problem solvers of tomorrow.

Our Solution

As more and more students are finding a passion for sustainability, let’s take action together and move environmental education from the margins to the mainstream of education in Alberta.

We have created the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future and are engaging with Alberta Education

We offer workshops, webinars, and opportunities to profile programs

 

We bring educational leaders together to take the next step toward sustainability

We offer programs, workshops, resources, and more!

We provide youth with an opportunity to have their voices heard

A collection of our partners' teaching resources, grants, and P.D. opportunities

In the last year...

500 students told us about their vision for energy and climate education          

620 teachers received training to advance environmental. education in their classroom

Over 125 partners shared their educational resources with teachers on our hub

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton