Inspiring Stories

We are excited to showcase these inspiring stories of environmental and energy education in action led by teachers or organizations that are engaging students in meaningful learning that creates the environmental stewards and energy leaders we need. We hope these inspire you to take the next step in your work. We'd love to include your work here - if you have a story to share, please contact Kathy Worobec - kathy[at]abcee.org

Land Use Framework

We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Christine Crane's grade 9 class at Westmount School is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future. 

Oil Sands Inquiry

We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Elizabeth Lahl's grade 9 class at Langdon School, Rocky View School Division is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future. 

Wind in the Willows

We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Stephanie Bennett's grade 11 classroom at Cochrane High School, Rocky View School Division is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future. 

Biology 20 Green Architecture and Urban Agriculture

We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Lynn Moore's grade 11 classroom at Cochrane High School, Rocky View School Division is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future. 

“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