October 2017



DEADLINE OCTOBER 2 Let's Celebrate your Environmental Project!

We want to shine a light on your sustainability/environmental projects as part of ‘150 ways Schools show Climate Leadership’, our celebration of Canada’s 150th. Add a leaf to our climate leadership 'tree' by submitting your class or school's environmental stewardship actions or learning activities/projects.

Any teacher that shares their project will be entered in a draw for a $50 MEC Gift Card - we will be drawing 5 names. We'll invite 20 teachers and some of their students to the celebration on November 4, 2017 in Calgary.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina at christina@abcee.org.

Learn more and submit your project here. Deadline is October 2, 2017.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible including the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th and Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation.

Workshops - How to Increase Climate Literacy Through your Education and Outreach Programs

In the fall of 2017 and winter of 2018, we will be hosting full day sessions in communities across Alberta that will dive deep into best practices for climate education and outreach and give you the time to consider how you can begin incorporating these practices into your programs.

About the workshop. Participants will...

This is a working session, and participants are strongly encouraged to attend with other members of their team.  A registration fee of $15/person covers all workshop materials and a networking lunch. Learn more about the program here or follow the links below to register:

Lethbridge - Tuesday November 21, Helen Schuler Nature Centre REGISTER
Red Deer - Friday December 1, Kerry Wood Nature Centre REGISTER
Calgary - Friday December 8, Bow Habitat Station REGISTER
Edmonton - Monday January 8, Edmonton Tower REGISTER
Grande Prairie - TBD
Fort McMurray - TBD

Talking Climate Workshops

These two September workshops saw over 300 people participate to learn from George Marshall with Climate Outreach. You can follow the conversation on Twitter - #talkingclimateyeg, #talkingclimateyyc.
George shared "15 General communication principles for climate change". One of our favourites "Make climate change 'us,here,now'; not 'them, there and then". He shared many examples of fails and successes:


Contest - Win $1000 with Caring for your Watershed

Students submit a proposal that answers the question: What can you do to improve your watershed? Finalist present their ideas to a panel and along with a cash prize of $1000, successful projects will be eligible for funding to implement their idea.

Learn more here


Contest - Student Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge

Do you have an idea for a project that could reduce the environmental footprint of your school? Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) could help make it happen!

The Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge invites Alberta students from kindergarten to grade 12 to develop a school-based initiative or project that will address climate change or minimize other negative human impacts to the environment.

Students are invited to submit their project idea for a chance to win one of 10 grants (maximum of $1,000) that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality – and give them hands-on experience tackling an environmental issue that directly impacts them, their school or their community. Successful applicants will be selected from each school level (Division 1, 2, 3, 4). Deadline for applications is October 31.

Learn more here


Resources, Grants, Contests, and Workshops

Do you have an event or workshop you would like shared? ACEE posts oppportunities on our website and newsletter. Contact Kathy Worobec, kathy@abcee.org.

  Help Advance Environmental Education in Alberta




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