AYLEEE Work 2020

Meeting with the Alberta Minister of Education 

March 3, 2020 - AYLEEE members met with the Alberta Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange at the Legislature Building in Edmonton in early March. Students from Lacombe Composite High School and Queen Elizabeth High School (Edmonton) presented their ideas of how to incorporate more environmental leadership opportunities into schools.

Calgary City Teachers' Convention Association 2020

February 13, 2020 - AYLEEE member Amaan, from Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary, gave an amazing presentation to over 70 teachers on the need for climate change education in Alberta. Speaking on a panel titled Climate Change Here and Now: Making Sense of it All, Amaan provided a unique student perspective that the teachers said was wonderful and inspirational!

AYLEEE Writing Retreat

February 22, 2020 - 9 AYLEEE members met for a day-long writing retreat in Calgary to update the 2016 “Supporting Climate Leadership in Alberta Schools: Recommendations by Students for Alberta's Educational Leaders" report. The updated paper will outline what students feel has been achieved since the publication of the 2016 paper, what still needs to be achieved, and new recommendations for embedding environmental, energy, and climate education into Alberta schools. They are continuing this work throughout April and May and will be uploading the final document here near the end of May!

Lead the Energy Transition 

February 27, 2020 - 4 AYLEEE members from Lacombe Composite High school presented in Red Deer at the Lead the Energy Transition event hosted by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Pembina Institute. The youth shared with the crowd their stories and experiences with energy education and the importance of energy literacy in Alberta schools.