ACEE's Alberta Green Schools program worked with schools and community resources in the Pincher Creek region starting in March, 2016. This example illustrates what happens when you connect schools with community resources and provide them with time to collaborate. They can create authentic learning that helps students:
- explore and connect to their local environment
- work on their own areas of interest
- give back to their community
A high school English teacher at Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek created this authentic learning project for students to explore Alberta's Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. Students then decided on areas of interest, completed research and shared their learnings through various media This was a collaboration between the class and SouthWest Alberta Parks.
A sign has been placed in the park (see photo on the right), providing a link to the students' work so others can learn about Beauvais Lake Provincial Park from the students.
Explore the students' work....