January 2017



February 6 - Education on Planet Earth - Edmonton - 2 weeks to go!


Sessions are filling up fast and registration will close soon - register now so you can pre-register for sessions you want - avoid disappointment. Check out the program now. Open to ALL educators, this one-day conference is in collaboration with EPSB's Career Pathways: Creating Connections - over 500 teachers already registered.





Calgary - Support ACEE by Shopping at Community Natural Foods this February!

A big thanks to Community Natural Foods who has selected ACEE to be part of its bag credit donation program in February. How can you help? When you shop at any of Community Natural Foods 3 locations in Calgary, and bring your own bag, you will be offered a bag credit. Simply take the bag credit token, representing 5 cents, and drop it in the box marked Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE). It's that easy and it will make a world of difference for advancing environmental education in Alberta. Thank you.


Alberta Curriculum Development - Expert Working Group Presentations

Curriculum Development is well underway in 2017 - there are six expert working groups working with Alberta Education to develop curriculum for all grades across six core subject areas. The Expert Working Groups spent two-days hearing from non-profit groups and environmental education was well represented (at least six groups). The Curriculum for a Sustainable Future continues to be a core document for infusing environment, energy and climate change education and ACEE continues to update this document.


Alberta Climate Leadership Youth Network Presentation to Expert Working Groups


On January 13, 2017 - Quinn McKinney represented the Alberta Climate Leadership Youth Network students' in a presentation to Alberta Education's Curriculum Expert Working Groups. She received many accolades and from what we heard, she wowed the Expert Working Groups. Learn more about the Alberta Climate Leadership Youth Network and their work.




Alberta Green Schools

Work continues with the many schools in the six school divisions we are working with. Here are a few examples:
  • Working with local Alberta Parks staff, Grade 10 students at Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek undertook a project to design a new interpretive sign for Beauvais Lake Provincial Park with access to their stories, poetry, video and other information.
  • Fort McMurray Public's Green Scene January newsletter - check out the stories and resources.
  • Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary (Elk Island Public) - hosted a showcase of their Aquaponics 10 class 'gallery of gardens' on January 18th



ATA Conventions - watch for environmental education sessions

Many groups offer environmental education sessions at ATA Conventions in February - check out the programs. ACEE will be at the following conventions:

Upcoming Green Teacher Webinars

We are pleased to partner with Green Teacher and the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication to offer a series of webinars this year!

February 1, 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST: Place Based Education. This webinar will showcase examples and discussion about what constitutes excellent place-based curriculum and student work and how these authentic products inspire deep learning

February 20, 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST: The Power of Positive, Inspiring Solutions webinar will showcase the power of positive, inspiring solutions to the worries that are causing so many young people to lose hope, including the climate crisis and wider ecological crisis.

Register here: http://greenteacher.com/webinars/


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