Posts Categorized: Public Education and Outreach

Let’s Find Out Podcast

Let’s Find Out is a podcast about the history of Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan. They take questions from curious Edmontonians about local history and then we find out the answers together. In 2019, Let’s Find Out created an 11-episode season about how humans and nature have shaped each other in our city. In each episode, they took a question from a listener, and then researched the answer together by taking field ...

Inside Education: Youth Environmental Leadership Summits

Inside Education

Inside Education

Steve McIsaac says when experiential learning group Inside Education started doing youth environmental leadership summits for students in 2011, they were answering a need that was already there.

“We believe and we have learned from students that they’re fundamentally disinterested in waiting until some magical day, in quote marks, ‘when I grow up,’ to make a difference,” he says.

The typical summit sees ...

Eco-Leaders Program

City of Calgary

The Eco-Leaders Program is a youth environmental leadership initiative that delivers environmental and climate-literacy and fosters environmental and climate leadership in Calgary’s youth. The program is open to school‐based student groups in grades 1 to 12 and provides guidance and resources to research, design and implement curriculum-linked projects in their community that will contribute to addressing environmental and climate change issues. The program provides awareness and understanding of climate change ...

Alberta Tomorrow: Planning for a Better Future

Alberta Tomorrow

IMG_3204The Alberta Tomorrow Foundation ( is an eco-hero because to date it has educated more than 12 000 Albertans on land-use and has given many students exposure to critical, real life, environmentally sensitive decisions being made in Alberta. Alberta Tomorrow is a free, online, educational tool that educates Albertans on the importance of sustainable land-use planning. Alberta Tomorrow is critically reviewed and has a board ...

Empower Me Alberta

Empower Me

Emerald2-0001More than one in five of Albertan households pay more than double the national average of the percentage of their income on their utility bills. Empower Me, Alberta’s first energy efficiency program targeted at hard-to-reach communities, bridges cultural and language gaps by informing people from multilingual, multicultural, and vulnerable communities about important energy and utility consumer protection education. Michelle Riccetto, Business Development Manager at Empower Me, ...

Natural Leaders Project

City of Lethbridge – Helen Schüler Nature Centre

IMG_4971The Natural Leaders Project (NLP) is an immersive, year-long environmental leadership program designed to build ecological literacy, connect residents to place, and inspire stewardship and innovation. This program works with Grade 5-9 students and teachers, school administrations and districts, community partners, businesses, post-secondary institutions, members of the Blackfoot community, and the City of Lethbridge to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered and activated citizens.

This unique program ...

Alberta’s Demonstration Forest Education Network

Inside Education

Inside Education, Alberta’s Demonstration Forest Education NetworkWhat better way to learn about forest ecology and sustainability—not to mention feel ownership of Alberta’s environmental landscape–than with a hands-on visit to a real Alberta forest? For the last 20 years, Inside Education has been bringing forest education to life for students with dynamic, full-day curriculum-based programs at five demonstration forest sites across Alberta.

Rustic and real working demonstration forests (of old growth and new, with ...

Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre Education Program

Alberta Environment and Parks

Your Day, Your WayCalgary students and residents know the gem they have in the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre. For over 35 years, its home in a 1,300 hectare urban park has connected people with nature: the birds, animals and landscape not only create an outdoor classroom for 15,000 students each year, it’s also a space for the 180,000 residents in 18 communities bordering the park to enjoy cycling or a walk. ...

Natural Leaders Project

City of Lethbridge – Helen Schüler Nature Centre

IMG_0176Bridging the gap in environmental education that can exist between teachers and students, government and community groups, Lethbridge’s Natural Leaders Project (NLP) unites all elements in an immersive, year-long environmental leadership experience–transforming engaged citizens into natural leaders.

Using field trips, case studies, guest speakers and social action projects with a ‘where we live, what we do day-to-day’ focus, NLP fosters stewardship and builds relationships and knowledge among ...

Advancing Environmental and Energy Education in Alberta

Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE)


The Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), a non-profit with charitable status, just celebrated the end of its first decade. Their mission is to work in collaboration with others to advance environmental education in Alberta. In 2005, they engaged the community across Alberta who created the “Framework to Advance Environmental Education in Alberta,” which provided a blueprint for ACEE’s work: annual provincial environmental education conferences ...