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Thursday, February 27 • 9:00am - 11:30am
Let's Get Climate Active! Engaging Elementary Students in Climate Education and Action

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Climate change is part of the Alberta curriculum and is one of the most pressing issues we face. Yet, some teachers are reluctant to ‘go there’ with their students - citing a lack of support from colleagues, administrators or parents, the challenge of deciphering fact from misinformation and, most importantly, concern over adding more angst to students who may already be anxious or even depressed about their future. Research shows, however, that engaging with this challenging topic - rather than avoiding it - is the best way to replace fear with curiosity and instill hope and positive attitudes in our students. Whether you teach grade 1 or grade 6, understanding what climate change means for you and your students provides a rich, real, and authentic opportunity to develop understanding around core concepts like connectedness, reciprocity, systems, wellness, citizenship, or change.

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Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education as a senior education advisor in May 2018, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. Marie’s academic background includes degrees in engineering, education, environmental science (Master’s... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 11:30am MST
(Archbishop O'Leary Catholic High School - Room 105)