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Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)

Mission
The Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)’s mission is to provide resources and venues for dialogue and networking, as well as to promote quality professional development for Alberta teachers in the areas of global, environmental and outdoor education.

Objectives
The Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) seeks to promote involvement in quality environmental and outdoor education.

Activities
The GEOEC acts as a vehicle for professional development and communication by helping teachers to incorporate environmental and outdoor education into their regular teaching activities. Because of the nature of the field of study, the Council also networks with other provincial organizations with similar environmental concerns.

At the hands-on level, the GEOEC sponsors a variety of activities and workshops (enviroshops) designed to increase and promote appreciation, respect and regard for the environment. The Council also sponsors an annual conference featuring a blend of indoor and outdoor activities that emphasize practical information and application.

Who We Are
GEOEC is one of over twenty specialist councils of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. GEOEC is your resource for teaching in the area of global, environmental and outdoor education. Become a member, take part in our conference and workshops, receive teaching ideas and information, and bring environmental education into your classroom. You can stay involved and be part of our community by following us on social media. We are educators interested in promoting global, environmental and outdoor education.

About Our Executive
Our volunteer executive is elected at an annual general meeting. Information on executive positions can be found on our website. All individuals interested in global and environmental issues in relation to education are urged to contact us.

Benefits of Membership
GEOEC offers
β€’ a regularly updated website,
β€’ provincewide workshops,
β€’ teacher resources to support new curricular initiatives,
β€’ professional development opportunities,
β€’ the opportunity to network and form partnerships with like-minded groups,
β€’ awards of recognition in three categories,
β€’ support for research on topics related to global, environmental and outdoor education, and
β€’ leadership opportunities for Alberta teachers to develop and share their knowledge, skills and experiences.

To Which Region Will You Belong?
Β†Calgary (and area)
Β†Edmonton (and area)
Β†Central
Β†Northwest (Grande Prairie and area)
Β†Southern (Lethbridge and area)

Publications
The GEOEC publishes the Connections newsletter.