June 2018


Edmonton Workshop - July 4th - Financial Sustainability and Advancing Energy Education and Climate Action

ACEE is hosting two workshop sessions on July 4th in Edmonton. The morning will focus on Financial Sustainability and the afternoon is Advancing Energy Education and Climate Action. Lunch will be served so join us for the whole day or morning and lunch or for lunch and the afternoon session. There will be time for networking, sharing, working on your financial sustainability and continuing discussions about moving forward with energy education and climate action. Read more and register.

27th Annual Emerald Awards

The 27th Emerald Awards were presented on June 5th in Calgary. ACEE celebrates former board member, Aaron Dublenko and his Innovate program for winning the Education: School or Classroom Emerald Award! The Innovate program works with students and teachers from local high schools (Queen Elizabeth, Argyll Centre), and even with teens from across the province in a dynamic online platform, around sustainable development and environmental awareness.

ACEE is also delighted to see Energy Efficiency Alberta present the first Energy Efficiency Champion Award to Ecole McTavish. We love celebrating students' good work! 




Networking Lunch and Launch of ACEE Energy Education Work

On May 31st, Calgary area environmental educators joined ACEE for a free networking and information sharing lunch. 25 environmental and energy educators joined us for:

We received helpful and constructive feedback on the design of our upcoming programming that we are looking forward to building into our projects. Big thanks to everyone who joined us last Thursday! 


Get Outside and Play Week May 26 - June 3

Get Outside and Play Week is a province-wide celebration of outdoor play in the early years. This year, 51 events in 21 communities were registered, resulting in approximately 3000 children and 1000 adults getting outside to play. 

One event organizer in Calgary used the opportunity to reach out to the Centre for Newcomers and was able to provide an outdoor play experience for children in a program who do not go outside at all during their program.

"The kids walked across the parking lot to get to the Coast Plaza Hotel next door, and used a small patch of grass to play in - their first time!  We had toddlers and preschoolers, and brought sand, string, hammers and nails, and lots of sticks! I was also able to leave them with a bin of outdoor supplies they could use in their parking lot space like skipping ropes, sidewalk chalk and a lot of bug catching and watching supplies!"

Thanks to support from Mountain Equipment Co-op, sixteen events received a small grant to host an event.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina at christina@connectedbynature.ca.


PEEL Program - Free Teacher Professional Development

People for Energy and Environmental Literacy (PEEL) offers both short seminars/webinars and half day training on climate change, energy and environmental literacy for teachers who are introducing these topics into their classrooms. This free professional training will ensure that teachers understand the fundamental climate change science, policy, economics and social aspects of our energy choices, and have access to information they can trust. PEEL representatives to your school and show you how!
Click here for more information on how to get a PEEL representative to your school for free.

Free Classroom Presentations on Green Collar Careers

Green Collar Careers workshops available in Alberta! 

The Green Collar Careers workshop allows participants to identify how their skills and personal interests align with careers in sustainability, environment, energy and other fields that directly help people and the planet. In our workshops, participants will compare their interests and skills to 30 diverse fields, assess financial and social factors and educational requirements of various careers, and discover how environmental policies have impacted careers in Canada. Limited opportunities for workshops are available in June and Summer 2018, and we are now booking for September/October!

For more information, or to request a workshop, click here, or contact Rebecca at rebecca@relayeducation.com.


EECOM 2018/2019 Registration

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Fall Conference opened for registration in May and is already booked full. If you missed out on this opportunity, we recommend that you click here to express interest in the May 2019 conference to get advance notice of registration.

May 10-12, 2019 Conference
Action on Climate Change Through Education
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Educational Tools, Grants and Awards

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



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