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.

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Environmental Education Activities and Resources to Support Home-Based Learning

Parents, we want to support you as you adjust to the changes brought along by classes being cancelled and social distancing. Over the next few months, we will be populating this page with resources that may be of use to you as you help your kids learn from home. We have included on this page our favourite outdoor activities to connect children to nature (below) along with articles about connecting children to nature and some online activities for you to do indoors.

We've been thinking long and hard about how to teach climate - and we KNOW it can be done! Here's some of our top 'tips and tricks...'
"As we all busily prepare for our annual conference, I want to talk about the importance of environmental education, and the importance of our community. And I want to talk about how we can survive and indeed THRIVE, despite the challenges we sometimes feel when doing our work in this province. ...Click title to read more

“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