What you need to know about ABC

Please don’t hesitate to contact Inside Education by email or phone 403-263-7720 regarding any of any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing your application!

The ABC Project will start and end in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Travel arrangements to and from the start location are the team’s responsibility but Inside Education will provide transportation during the program. 

What is the Alberta Boreal Careers Project?

The ABC Project is a two-day experiential learning event for high school students (and teachers) designed to explore natural resource and environment careers. The program will encourage you to discover job opportunities, have day-in-the-life experiences, meet leaders in the field and set out on your career path.

What will we be doing during the program?

The talented team at Inside Education is busy putting together a program that features hands-on experiential learning. Check out past programs to get a sense of the what you and your students will be doing!

2017 –Lac La Biche 

2016 – Lac La Biche

2015  –  Grande Prairie 

Where will we be staying on the program?

Program delegates will that are from the local area will be returning home at the end of each program day. For those delegates travelling to the region from >300km Inside Education will be providing accommodations at a local hotel. Some ABC programs also offer the opportunity to experience an overnight stay at an oil & gas camp.

What can I look forward to?

Check out photos from our past ABC Project

What should I bring?


• Small bag or backpack

• Casual clothes (best to be comfortable!)

• Warm outdoor gear (mitts, layers, toque) – just in case

• Close-toed shoes for site tours

• Water Bottle

• Pencil and a notebook

• Camera and/or mobile phone

• Personal items (medications etc.)

  • Overnight gear if required

Is it really all-expenses-paid? That sounds too good to be true!

Both students and teachers will receive a full-scholarship to attend. Registration, accommodations, meals, program transportation and tours are all covered. Please note: schools are responsible for getting themselves to and from the start location.

Teacher FAQs:

What about covering my classes while I'm gone?

If necessary, each attending teacher may apply for a maximum $150 subsidy per day toward the cost of a substitute teacher for the two program days. It is the responsibility of the school to make substitute teacher arrangements. Please review Inside Education’s supply teacher subsidy policy for more details. 


What is expected of teachers during the event?

Your main role is to help students make the most of their experience and learn along side them. The lead teacher will be the primary connection to Inside Education. The students will be under your supervision and are ultimately your responsibility.  There is no need to worry because we have a jam-packed program to keep them busy. Of course, safety is a priority. Check out the safety section below for more details.  

What steps have been taken to ensure student safety during the program?

We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all program participants.   

Emergency Contacts:

  • The supervising teacher from each school will provide a contact cell phone number and be accessible throughout the program.
  • Inside Education – 1-888-421-1497. The program staff will make their cell phone available on the first day of the program. 
  • In the event of an emergency please contact 9-1-1

Program staff: 

Inside Education program staff each have current standard first aid and CPR certification, and have passed a criminal records background check. There will be a first aid kit accessible by program staff and others at all time. Inside Education staff will be recognizable throughout the summit by wearing Inside Education logos.

Travel Considerations:

  • Travel to and from the ABC event is the responsibility of the school. 
  • Check the road report – 1-877-AMA-HWYS (1-877-262-4997) and adjust your driving to the road conditions.
  • Carry a cell phone.
  • Carry an emergency kit including blankets, shovel, booster cables, snacks, and water.
  • Carry a current map and stay on main roadways.
  • Ensure someone knows your route; tell them when you plan to arrive and check in when you get there.
  • Ensure your vehicle is in good repair and has had a safety inspection.

Other Considerations:

Free time:
Any activities or use of hotel facilities will be at the discretion of the supervising teacher(s).

Inside Education has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel. Student rooms will be assigned based on same gender double occupancy.

Behaviour expectations:
Program delegates are representing their schools and communities, and are expected to maintain the standards of behaviour set forth by their school and their supervising teacher(s). Delegates will be further expected to adhere to all school division policies with respect to the use of alcohol and drugs.