Summit Program

Spend the day with Inside Education as we explore outdoor and environmental career opportunities with the women who work in the wild!

Inside Education is inviting you to bring female students from Grades 8-11 to explore career opportunities in various sectors including wildlife, water, energy, forestry and more!

These no-cost experiences are fully facilitated by Inside Education and will include workshops and presentations by expert guests and bus transportation to each site. Your students will:

  • Learn from local experts such as wildlife biologists, agronomists, forest technicians and more
  • Gain a better understanding of career and academic opportunities available to them
  • Have a hands-on learning experience that enriches curriculum and meets CTF/CTS learning outcomes

Environmental Innovation Days FAQs

Dates & Locations

Calgary and area: October 4 at Three Herons Conservation Area (Millarville)

Central Alberta: October 19 at Huestis Demonstration Forest (Whitecourt)

Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Example Program Schedule:

8:45-9:45 - Bus pickup at your school

9:45-10:15 - Introduction to outdoor careers presentation

10:15-11:45 - Rotation through career exploration stations

11:45-12:15 - Lunch break

12:15-1:45 - Rotation through career exploration stations

1:45-3:00 - Bus drop off at your school

*program schedule subject to change

Details:
  • Buses are booked and paid for by Inside Education
  • Bring your own lunch - snacks are provided

 

Why Women In Outdoor Careers?

This program is targeted towards female students because women are often underrepresented in these fields. For example, according to the most recent statistics in the following industries, women make up:

  • 21.6% of the forestry workforce
  • 22.2% of the energy workforce
  • 32.4% of the agricultural workforce

Female high school graduates are also less likely to pursue post-secondary education in STEM degrees. By offering this program, we hope to engage these students in career paths that are available to them that they may not have considered before.  

Is my non-binary student welcome?

Yes they are! Since people who are gender non-conforming are also underrepresented in a lot of these fields, we feel that it is important to include them.

Why Women In Outdoor Careers?

Contact program coordinator Natalie Graveline with any questions.

Please inquire if you would like more detail or have a special program request!

Inside Education’s work brings us to all corners of the province, as such, we acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples who lived among and traveled through the land in the area currently known as Alberta. The relationship the Peoples of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 and Alberta’s M├ętis Peoples have with the land is founded on a deep respect for the environment. This connection forms the foundation of our personal responsibility for the stewardship of our natural resources, a connection Inside Education strives to foster among students and teachers through our diverse programming. Inside Education is a registered charity #101894319RR0001

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