Environmental education group and Encana to launch new learning resource centre

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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Encana Corporation
Media contact:
Spencer Forgo
Communications Advisor
(403) 645-3833

      Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Gareth Thomson
Executive Director
(403) 678-7746 (cell)


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