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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Action Begets Hope! Unpacking AND Tackling the Climate Change Issue with Secondary Students

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Climate change is part of the Alberta curriculum and is one of the most pressing issues we face. Yet, many 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 junior or senior high school, understanding what climate change means for you and your students provides a rich, real, and authentic opportunity to practice critical thinking skills as you explore the scientific and social dimensions of this critical topic.

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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 →