|Located at:||FFCA - Learning Centre|
|110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB|
TARGET AUDIENCE: GRADES 4-9 TEACHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Dr. David Orr tells us that “Given the vulnerable state of our natural world, we need a different approach to education” - one that develops students who are not only knowledgeable but also environmentally and socially conscious. What knowledge and competencies do Alberta students need to create a sustainable future? How can we help them develop environmental stewardship and citizenship? We’ll share the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future that you can use to enhance your own teaching, showcase inspiring classroom stories, share resources, and identify grants to help turn your ideas into actions. You will have time to explore and reflect on how this can be used in your own teaching.
This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education
Gareth Thomsonis the Executive Director of ACEE. He has over twenty-five years experience in environmental education, working for the government of Alberta and then as Education Director for an NGO. He has taught high school, served on Canmore town council, been a judge for the Alberta Emerald Awards, and volunteers for the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation on their grant review committee. He has an engineering degree, an M.Sc. in Environmental Geology, and is a certified teacher. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Alberta Teachers Association’s GEOEC, and the national ‘Non-Profit – Individual’ award from EECOM.
Includes: Light Dinner