Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education
Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education (AYLEE) is a network of youth grades 7-12 from across rural and urban Alberta that demonstrate leadership in environmental and energy education in their schools and communities. ACEE is supporting the students in their work to advocate for more environmental, energy, and climate change education and providing them with opportunities to have their voices heard in Alberta.
Interested in joining AYLEE in the 2021-2022 school year?
Join AYLEE to connect and collaborate with passionate teachers and youth across Alberta in the 2021-2022 school year! By filling out the sign up form, you will be added to the email list to receive updates about the program, meeting times, and opportunities to get involved!
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.
Highlights of AYLEE members' work over the years
- 2020 Student Recommendations - AYLEE members collaborated to write a new paper titled "Supporting Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Climate Education in Alberta Schools: Recommendations by Students for Alberta's Educational Leadership." This paper outlines what students feel has been achieved since the publication of the 2016 paper, what still needs to be addressed, and new recommendations for embedding environment, energy, sustainability, and climate education in Alberta schools.
- Brighter Futures: Youth Visions for Environmental Education in 2030 - AYLEE members collaborated virtually to create a vision for Alberta schools for the year 2030 that includes more environmental and climate change education. They wrote the script, narrated, and created the art in collaboration with artist Hannah Gelderman to produce this video.
- Dialogue Guide - The Dialogue Guide helps students engage in conversations with school leadership and school division leaders, AYLEE members also created a video on how to use the guide!
Thank you to the following for helping the Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education take the next steps towards environmental and energy leadership: