Environmental education group launches new program: 'ConocoPhillips Canada Professional Development in Environmental Education'

CALGARY, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Saturday October 1 marks the launch of a new program to provide professional development in environmental education to teachers and other professionals.  Members of the media are invited to attend this launch at the 'Engaging Students in the Outdoors' conference, 10:00 am at Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Calgary.

"We are pleased to name this program after its sponsor, ConocoPhillips Canada," states Gareth Thomson, Executive Director of the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE).  "Education is the best tool we have to create a sustainable future for Alberta, and this program helps connect thousands of Alberta's busy classroom teachers to a myriad of professional learning opportunities, so they can become even better at delivering environmental education in their classrooms.  It also provides workshops and webinars to the hundreds of dedicated professionals in Alberta who deliver environmental education through their work in government or non-profit agencies."

ConocoPhillips Canada's Manager of Community Investment Barbara Simic points out other benefits. "Our company supports many environmental education initiatives, and this helps connect so many of the groups with whom we work.  Teachers can pick from ACEE's diverse 'menu' of professional learning resources, from on-line sites to workshops."

SOURCE Alberta Council for Environmental Education

For further information:

please visit http://www.abcee.org/pd, and contact:

ConocoPhillips Corporation   Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Barbara Simic
Manager of Community Investment
  Gareth Thomson
Executive Director
(403) 473-5938   (403) 678-7746 (cell)
    ACEE Board member Nancy Pollard will be available at the conference on Saturday


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