#12DaysofNavigate

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The Inside Education team thought a fun way to get into the festive spirit would be with #12DaysofNavigate – a fun way to let you know our top 12 reasons you don’t want to miss out on this award-winning education summit in Canmore, Alberta! Follow along as we recap: 3-day all expenses paid learning experience about water in Alberta’s headwaters Receive personal mentorship from professionals, Inside Education staff and other teams to ensure the success of your environmental project Hear Natalie Panek’s inspiring story on being an explorer and a rocket scientist. (We’re stoked on this!) Learn about how climate…

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A PD Thank You Letter

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Dear Steve and colleagues, What an amazing experience you provided July 2017. The value of this exceptional PD will benefit many classes I teach in the future with perhaps a more confident balance in teaching perspective. Though I had previous forest knowledge living in Hinton and having many friends and school field trips with my own children in the area, this time I really was able to pull some corners together that helped me see a more balanced picture. It is so easy to arrive at conclusions with bits and pieces of knowledge and we have a responsibility to present…

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Jim Martin, Inside Education Founder, In Memoriam

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, mentor and founder Jim Martin. Jim passed away Friday, July 22 after a painfully sudden, but mercifully brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, and our friend and colleague Karin Hedetniemi. He is additionally survived by all of us who were touched by his vision, dedication and commitment to education about our environment and how humans interact in and with the natural world. Words cannot express how much Jim Martin meant to not only a generation of students and teachers across Alberta, Canada and around…

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Cultivating new connections

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From Steve McIsaac, Executive Director of Inside Education I’ll let you in on a little secret. Yes, we are an award-winning natural resources and environmental education society. Yes, we are still celebrating our 30th Anniversary (30 and holding?). Yes, we have impacted the environmental and natural resources learning of a full generation of Alberta students. But we don’t know everything. In each one of our program theme areas – forest education, climate change education, energy education, wetlands, on and on – we learn with and from experts. We stand alongside our fellow teachers and investigate the science, technology, challenges, opportunities…

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Stewardship in Action

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We are thrilled to share an update that Kathryn, our Program Director, received from STAR EcoWorks after they travelled to Tanzania to make a special delivery of a solar lantern made during an Inside Education solar lantern workshop. These hands-on interactive workshops allow students to work in small groups, building solar lantern kits as they evaluate sources of energy and investigate electrical technologies.  You can learn more about our solar lantern workshops (and request one today!) by visiting the school programs section of our website. Hello Kathryn, I hope all is well at Inside Education. I’ve just returned from Tanzania where I had the pleasure of donating one of…

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Inside an #InsidePD Program!

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Get the inside scoop on what our teachers experience on our professional development tours, straight from the source! Careers educator, Vanessa Lewis, recently joined us on our Western Canada Oil Sands Careers Education program and wrote about her experience on the tour. Greetings! This was an incredible learning opportunity from my perspective as a Career Development Consultant for the Sun West School Division in Saskatchewan. Heading into this experience, I had some preconceived notions and ideas as to what the oil sands were all about.  During the tour and through interactions with industry professionals, I learned much about occupations within…

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Catching Up With The Institute Man

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As you may know, this year Inside Education celebrates our 30th anniversary; and Bruce Wilson has been with us almost the whole way. Around here, we call him the Institute Man. A teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for 37 years, he’s experienced quite a bit with us over the years and was kind enough to share some memories of his time spent with Inside Education. After a long career of teaching, what’s the one thing you’re going to miss the most? The one thing I will miss the most is the smiling, cheery faces of my students as…

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Summer Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

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Summer is here! We want to wish teachers, students and their families a wonderful vacation or staycation, full of opportunities to discover the natural resources in Alberta’s big backyard. Even better, we have an experiential learning challenge for you! Alberta’s Natural Resource – Summer Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Electricity Generation From the wind turbines in Pincher Creek > to the solar concentrator in Medicine Hat > to the wood waste biomass facility in Whitecourt … Can you visit a place were electricity is being generated from renewable resources?   For more on how the sun, wind, water and trees can…

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Congratulations to Our Province’s New Leaders

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Inside Education’s Board of Directors and staff extend our congratulations and sincere best wishes to Premier Rachel Notley and her caucus as they embark on their leadership journey. We also send special congratulations to Ministers Eggen, Carlier, McCuaid-Boyd and Phillips. As Inside Education celebrates our 30th year engaging teachers and inspiring students in energy, natural resources and environmental education, we look forward to working with all of you. Each year Inside Education impacts the lives and learning of tens of thousands of Alberta students and teachers – helping motivate them to be the environmental, energy and natural resources stewards of…

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Happy Earth Day!

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The earth is pretty great, it provides all of our life support systems, from our food to our clean air and water. Below are a couple things we can do this Earth day to say thank you. Reduce your Virtual Water Use – Try going vegetarian every once in a while. Over the three years it takes to raise one cow, that cow will use approx. 3,091,000 L of water, this works out to about 15,400 L of water per kg of beef. The water that goes into the products we use is called our virtual water; it’s the water…

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