ACEE is partnering with Students On Sustainability to connect university volunteers with the opportunity to teach in K-12 classrooms. We offer the chance for students to share their passion for sustainability topics in schools, network with industry professionals, and improve their presentation skills. Any university students interested in volunteering are invited to an information session and workshop on the U of C campus Friday, January 12th from 10 am - 1 pm. The event is free, with snacks and coffee – you need to register to attend at www.abcee.org/SOS.
If you are a Calgary area teacher and interested in having free presentations in your classroom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love the fact that this petition was initiated by high school students in Alberta! They are asking for the Provincial Government to:
1. Set aside a portion of the Climate Leadership Plans' funds to sponsor provincial scholarships for study in renewable energy sectors and technologies.
2. Address climate change and other environmental issues in the K-12 curriculum, with a particular focus put on the current impacts climate change is having and what we can do as individuals to help mitigate its effects and the amount of emissions we currently produce.
Enter to win a spring trip to either Jasper for your school or youth group ages 13-19. You can now apply for the spring trips. The prize packages include accommodation, programs like rafting and hiking and a travel subsidy. Get outside and explore!
Application deadline is February 15th, 2018. Check out the two trips and apply at: https://arpaonline.ca/prog
Workshop, School Visit, Resources, Contest, Job
Do you have an event or workshop you would like shared? ACEE posts oppportunities on our website and newsletter. Contact Kathy Worobec, email@example.com. Here are some upcoming highlights:
Workshop - Project-based learning with an Environmental Stewardship focus, January 24th in Edmonton 9:00 to 3:30. This workshop for teachers is co-hosted by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) and ACEE. We'll review the tenets of Project Based Learning (PBL) and explore what knowledge and competencies Alberta students need to create a sustainable future. We'll showcase classroom examples and provide time to create your own project. To learn more and register: http://www.erlc.ca/programs/details.php?id=7014. Deadine January 19.
School Visit - The 3% Project provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and renewable energy. Students collectively determine what the most difficult environmental challenge is in their school and they are then introduced to local NGOs, business leaders, and teachers who can support the students' solutions and provide mentorship. Request a visit here.
Event - Green Calgary's Energy Revolution Fair, a free one day pop-up event in Calgary. Do you have students at your school who are ready to be leaders in renewable energy? We offer student teams the chance to showcase their renewable energy projects for a chance to win cash prizes for your school! Click here to find out more
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