Connecting regionally and provincially to advance environmental, energy, and climate education in Alberta
Thursday - May 23, 2019
Coast Hotel, Canmore, AB - 9:30am to 4:30pm
The Summit will precede our annual 'Recharge' conference to support environmental, energy, and climate education. Attendance is free (includes coffee, snacks, and lunch), but pre-registration is necessary. Registration for the Summit is included on the conference registration.
High Time for a Summit…
- Times are changing. Given rapidly changing times, an uncertain economic outlook, and the provincial election – now is the best time to revisit and re-evaluate our direction, as individual organizations and as a community.
- We need to talk. Over 100 organizations and agencies ‘wake up in the morning’ in Alberta thinking about the provision of some kind of education service to teachers and students in Alberta to help advance environmental, energy, and climate literacy – the Summit will allow us to connect to one another.
- Regional initiatives create the potential for collaborative community efforts that build a provincial movement.
What will happen at the Summit? Participants will….
- Network and connect with others working on similar topics (e.g. climate, energy, water, waste) around the province and learn about innovative initiatives
- Meet with others from your region or community to explore the potential of collaboration, synergy, and partnership – and discuss the potential of a regional network to support this work
- Be inspired by education leaders on moving environment, energy and climate education from the margins to the mainstream
- Launch a provincial movement building a common agenda connecting our regional efforts that shifts the system to advance environmental, energy, and climate education in Alberta
Here’s a few examples of regional conversations that may occur at the Summit...
- The City of Calgary will lead a regional conversation, inviting community groups and other educators to ‘put their shoulder to the wheel’ and help accelerate climate education and action by citizens and students.
- Educators from the Pincher Creek area will use the summit as an opportunity to deepen their collaborative work to create more local opportunities for STEM and outdoor education
What’s already happening?
ACEE collaborated with Alberta’s environmental education community to co-create our Theory of Change, which we will revisit at the summit.
Please contact Kathy Worobec if you have any questions - kathy[at]abcee.org