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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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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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A+ For Energy Education Grants

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Inside Education is once again working with BP Canada on their 9th Annual A+ for Energy program. The A+ for Energy program awards Alberta and Northwest Territories teachers grants of up to $10,000 to help them bring energy education projects to life and teach students about energy and energy conservation in innovative and engaging ways. Winning teachers also get to attend a conference and gala celebration held in Banff, Alberta in August. The conference is facilitated by Inside Education and includes workshops with energy experts and hands-on training with various energy education tools. To assist teachers with the grant-writing process, there…

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Enriching today’s education

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So as the 2013-14 school year begin to slowly gear down, as the Spring (do we really have Spring in Alberta?) begins to really feel like Spring (though do we really have Spring in Alberta?), I took a minute this May Long Weekend, to jot down a few thoughts about Inside Education and the Inspiring Education process and curriculum redesign.

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Encouraging critical thinking, not critics

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Welcome to the first of what I promise (okay I have good intentions) of being a regular “Inside Education Blog.” As with most organizations, we’re always tinkering with our website, and one of the new ‘tinkers’ is going to be this space. Hopefully our partners, supporters, friends, heck even curious onlookers will join the thousands of teachers that access our website every day.

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