Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education
The Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education (AYLEE) program is for grades 7-12 youth and teachers across Alberta. AYLEE provides youth with opportunities to connect with like-minded youth; learn about the environment, energy, and climate change; collaborate on projects that advance environmental education and climate action; present at and host various environmental and/or education related meetings and events across the province; and take action within their schools to help build a brighter, more sustainable future.
Join AYLEE in the 2022-2023 school year!
Join AYLEE to connect and collaborate with passionate teachers and youth across Alberta in the 2022-2023 school year! Learn more about joining the program here.
Sign up here to join the email list to be the first hear details about the 2022-2023 program and when registration opens!
Check out what AYLEE members have been up to
Since 2016, AYLEE members have been collaborating and advocating to advance environmental, energy, and climate change education in Alberta. Check out our collection of stories about AYLEE events, presentations, projects and reports to see what members have achieved and be inspired!
Want to hear from AYLEE students?
If you are interested in in hearing from thoughtful, passionate, and well-informed youth, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we might connect you.
In the past, AYLEE youth have presented at environmental and energy conferences, gatherings of Alberta’s educational leadership, and teachers conventions – and met with Education Minister Adriana LaGrange in March of 2020. Commonly, students share the story of their learning in school, talk about the superior learning outcomes they have experienced through outdoor, environmental, energy, and climate education, and suggest ways in which their audience might collaborate to advance this essential education.
Thank you to the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation and Suncor Energy Foundation for their financial support of this program and for helping the Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education to create a path forward for environmental education in Alberta. We are also grateful to our network of support; including the Canadian Rockies Youth Network, Climate Education Reform BC, and Schools for Climate Action, for continuing to inspire the youth leaders within AYLEE and sharing their resources, successes, and stories with us.
We invite other organizations to support this important work - please contact Youth Program Coordinator Shauna Kelly at: shauna [at] abcee.org to discuss.