Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental and Energy Education
Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental and Energy Education (AYLEEE) 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 environmental education projects and providing them with opportunities to have their voices heard in Alberta.
Interested in joining AYLEEE in the 2020-2021school year?
Important to note: This year, we welcome any interested youth to sign up for the program! In the past, we have always worked with teachers who have an environmentally focused class or club, and while we are still encouraging teachers to participate with their students, youth are not required to join the program through a teacher.
To learn more about joining the AYLEEE program, checkout our 2020-2021 Program Information Package.
Want to hear from these 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, AYLEEE 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 this year. 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 AYLEEE members' work over the years
- 2020 Student Recommendations - AYLEEE 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.
- I Want to Learn About Campaign - ALYEEE members asked Alberta students to join their "I want to learn about...." campaign to share what they want to learn to be leaders. They compiled the responses to make this video!
- Dialogue Guide - The Dialogue Guide helps students engage in conservations with school leadership and school division leaders, AYLEEE members also created a video on how to use the guide!
Thank you to our program sponsors, Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation, The Calgary Foundation, Energy Efficiency Alberta, and Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, for helping the Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental and Energy Education to take the next steps towards environmental and energy leadership.