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Notices and Events

January 26, 2016
Deadline approaching

The Alberta Emerald Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 25th annual Emerald Awards, which recognize environmental excellence.
Of the nine categories, two are education related and one is reserved for youth. Details on the categories and the nomination process are available at Nominations close Feb. 19.

Get your migration maps here!

From now until 2018, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is circulating three giant migration-themed floor maps, one of which is spending its time in Calgary and Edmonton. Meant for students to run around on while learning about migration, the map travels in a large tube and is accompanied by a trunk that contains a teacher’s guide and associated activity props. It visits schools for one-week periods. CWF takes care of dropping it off and picking it up.

Anyone interested in booking the map can inquire at

Stories and photos wanted

The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons. Articles should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a short byline, stating where you work and what you teach. Photos of teachers or students participating in interesting activities are welcome, as are cartoons. Don’t forget to include photo captions. Please note: Receipt of material does not guarantee its publication. Send your submissions to Managing Editor, the ATA News, 11010–142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1 or submit electronically to

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