February 2018


Change for Climate - Festival of Student Voices, February 27th at NAIT,  Edmonton

ACEE is pleased to be working with the City of Edmonton, NAIT and the Centre for Global Education to showcase the climate change stories, images, experiences and ideas of students from Alberta and around the world. This is open to ALL and you are invited to attend and engage with these students and be inspired by their initiatives and leadership. Bring your high school students down for a powerful learning experience.
Please RSVP to kathy@abcee.org  if you are thinking of bringing down a group of students (booked first-come, first-serve).
See the full program here: http://www.abcee.org/change-climate-festival-youth-voices

Wetland Education Network - One day workshop March 1

At this full day workshop you will:

Advancing Wetland Education in Alberta: Best Practices to Lead Change on Thursday March 1 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in Leduc at the Executive Royal Hotel.

Who should come? Anyone who wants to learn about how we can use education and outreach for ALL audiences to improve wetland health in Alberta. This includes individuals in any stakeholder group including various industries, agricultural groups, municipal and provincial government staff, local watershed groups, educators, etc.  All are welcome and needed to advance this work.

Questions? Contact Christina at christina@abcee.org. Register and learn more here: https://goo.gl/forms/F6BSyaBN1tAxc8eV2


Teacher Conventions 2018

Please come visit us at teachers' conventions. ACEE will be delivering engaging, interactive presentations at Calgary City Teachers' Convention, Lethbridge Teachers' Convention, Palliser Teachers' Convention and Central East Teachers' Convention.For a list of our sessions, visit: http://www.abcee.org/2018-conventions


Free Sustainability Classroom Presentations in Calgary

Students On Sustainability is a joint initiative between the Alberta Council for Environmental Education and a dedicated group of University of Calgary students. We are offering free, curriculum aligned, engaging classroom presentations on topics surrounding sustainability and climate change to Calgary classrooms this semester.

Our program offers:
Our lessons typically take 1 hour and can be completed in 1-2 classroom visits. This is a pilot program with limited presentation slots, so book early to avoid disappointment. For topic/presentation information, click here. For general program information, please visit our website. To book a presentation now, see our booking form

ACEE's Impact: an Alberta Green Schools Update

ACEE offered two full-day learning opportunities for teachers from Grande Yellowhead School  Division (November 28th) and Fort McMurray Public Schools (January 19th). The schools continue to further enhance and embed environmental education into student learning and advance the work in their school divisions. Each group has their own Google folders with resources, information about their initiatives and more. 
Learn more about Grande Yellowhead schools
Learn more about Fort McMurray Public schools


Alberta Narratives Project - Building Skills and Climate-Energy Conversations

The Alberta Narratives Project is a new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better energy-climate communications. The project aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans, and to find ways of talking about climate change and energy that can build bridges to better conversations.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn social science research skills that you can apply immediately with the individuals and organizations you work with. Learn more here: https://albertaecotrust.com/climateconnect/



Please sign! Petition to Parliment to Support Environmental Education

Environmental educators from coast to coast to coast have been working on a Petition to Parliament to support Canada taking a leadership role in enacting a Canadian strategy that supports environmental education.

Please consider signing and sharing this petition to show your support for environmental education in Canada. https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1301

Petition closes February 7, 2018, at 5:50 a.m. (MDT)




Professional learning, programs, resources and conference

Do you have an event or workshop you would like shared? ACEE posts opportunities on our website and newsletter. Contact Kathy Worobec, kathy@abcee.org. Here are some upcoming highlights:



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