Thought Leaders Forum on Environmental and Energy Education and Sustainability: Calgary (Nov. 23) and Edmonton (Nov. 30)

Thank you for two successful days of learning and sharing in Calgary (Nov. 23) and Edmonton (Nov. 30)!  Click here for summaries and presentations from the events.  

A brief retrospect....

In collaboration with with Education Minister Eggen's office, ACEE convened education and opinion leaders for two jam-packed days of learning and sharing (Calgary - Nov. 23 and Edmonton - Nov. 30) to look for ways to help education leaders take the next step toward increasing environmental and energy literacy and sustainability in Alberta schools.  Together, we explored ways to: 

  • help advance student learning around energy and the environment;

  • ensure student readiness for jobs in a clean energy economy; and

  • help schools save money through increased energy efficiency.  

We were excited to welcome over 165 education and thought leaders, including Education Minister David Eggen, superintendents, trustees, and Indigenous leaders representing school authorities from across the province!  Participants also included student leaders and teachers, as well as representatives of government, non-government organizations (NGOs), and industry.  

During the day, participants had an opportunity to:

  • hear inspiring stories of how students, teachers, school administrators, energy experts and many others are working to advance environmental and energy literacy and sustainability in Alberta schools;
  • network with colleagues; and
  • engage in facilitated discussions covering topics such as greening the school infrastructure, infusing more environmental and energy content into the curriculum, teacher professional development, Indigenous perspectives on sustainability, and preparing students for success in a clean energy future. 

 

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