Teachers from the Science Department at École Notre Dame High School form one of eight teams selected to participate in the Cenovus Energy Environmental Education Leadership Clinic this year.
This unique learning opportunity is a partnership with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), C e n o v u s , s c h o o l s a n d o t h e r stakeholders across Alberta. The ACEE organization works collaboratively to advance environmental education in Alberta.
The Education Leadership Clinic was held November 15th to 19th, 2015 at the Sanctum Retreat Centre in Caroline, Alberta. Each of the eight teams attending came with a goal and left with an action plan. Five out of the eight teams involved were schools.
Goal of the Science Team from École Notre Dame High School:
To create an environmental program where students learn about current environmental issues relevant to the area, and their role in them, through a kinesthetic and inquiry approach to learning.
Science Teacher Peter Godin said, “The tools acquired at this clinic have really helped to develop our new program. This clinic gave us the opportunity to collaborate with experts from across disciplines in our province. We are so excited to continue our work on this project.”
The Science Team is developing a pathway of courses for their action plan, which involves three levels. The pathway includes a variety of courses in the Natural Resources cluster of Career and Technology Studies (CTS). The Natural Resources (NAT) Cluster focuses on conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.
This exciting learning opportunity allows students to learn about and apply conservation and responsible use of air, energy, forests, land, minerals, water and wildlife. Students will examine key themes for supporting a sustainable future, and they will obtain the knowledge, skills and experiences required to be responsible stewards of the earth.
*Press Release from Lakeland Catholic School District