CALGARY, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The Alberta Council for Environmental
Education (ACEE) and Encana Corporation today announced the launch of a
free, searchable database designed to help educators and the general
public find quality resources to help teach and learn about the
environment. The launch of the Encana Environmental Education Resource
Centre will take place at a celebration of environmental education at
Calgary's Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store at 7 pm on Thursday,
September 22, 2011.
The Encana Environmental Education Resource Centre (http://www.abcee.org/resources) showcases information from hundreds of groups, organizations and
individuals involved in environmental education in Alberta. Users of
this new Resource Centre will benefit from having a comprehensive,
up-to-date public directory that helps them easily find or develop
specific environmental education resources.
"The Resource Centre helps ACEE deliver on its mission of advancing
environmental education in Alberta," states Executive Director Gareth
Thomson. "Education is the best tool we have to create a sustainable
future for Alberta, but until now we've never had a 'one-stop shop'
where all those educational resources are gathered. For example, now
school teachers and other educators such as scout leaders can search by
topic or grade or curriculum to access quality teaching materials - or
find out about a funding program that will support their work."
Encana's Community Involvement Advisor Lois Wozney points out the
database has other uses too. "Encana is committed to supporting
environmental education, and we are often approached by groups who are
planning or operating programs or projects that are very similar to
each other. Now, the environmental education community can use this
database to learn what their colleagues are working on, opening the
door to more collaboration, partnership, and more efficient use of
funds available for this critically important work."
The celebration at MEC is open to the public and the media.
About Encana Corporation
Encana is a leading North American natural gas producer focused on
growing its strong portfolio of resource plays in key basins from
northeast British Columbia to east Texas and Louisiana, and building
demand for natural gas. Encana takes great pride in being a responsible
corporate citizen and strives to be a good neighbour by working with
communities to understand and support their needs. Our community
investment programs are strategically aligned to help educate people on
the importance of environmental stewardship, boost local economies and
enhance the skill sets of the next generation of industry leaders.
SOURCE Alberta Council for Environmental Education
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