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.
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.
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.
Many groups offer environmental education sessions at ATA Conventions in February - check out the programs. ACEE will be at the following conventions:
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/
Course - Population Education is offering an on-line course. Discover student-centered learning strategies that use contemporary issues and real-world data to examine the social and environmental impacts of human population growth. Learn more.
Award - Alberta Emerald Awards are now accepting submission. An amazing opportunity to shine a light on your favorite environmental education program, project or teacher. Deadline is February 17. Learn more.
Contest - Canada Green Building Council is looking for the Greenest School in Canada. Learn more and enter here.
Conference - HPEC and GEOEC are co-hosting a conference May 11-13 in Jasper. This conference always sells out, check it out now.
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