High School English and Environmental Education

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.

                                                                   

Learn more about this project from the teacher.

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....

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton