Youth Narratives Project

About the Project

The Youth Narratives Project is an exciting energy and environmental literacy initiative that aims to help education agencies and teachers better understand climate-energy language and approaches that resonate with youth audiences. 

Beginning October 2019 until June 2020, our goal is to explore how to talk about energy and climate with a spectrum of youth audiences in Alberta, both urban and rural communities. These structured conversations will take place with students in grades 4-6; 7-9; 10-12 and form the basis for recommendations in ACEE’s ‘What is Excellent Climate Change Education?’ guidebook. 

Through this important work, teachers and groups will better understand how to talk about energy and climate in Alberta, as well as what motivates youth, and how educators can create conditions for long-term success.

As part of this work, we are also conducting a youth survey (ages 15-24) to measure levels of youth environmental, energy and climate literacy in Alberta and will compare some findings from the 2010 survey (these surveys can be found using the youth survey link).

Report Coming Soon!

Meet the Team

Get to know Shelagh and Maria, our Youth Narratives Project classroom workshop leaders! 

Thank you to the following for supporting this work