Learning Communities strives to bring access to and awareness of learning opportunities to northern Aboriginal communities of Alberta. Working at the grass-roots level, it provides learning tools that community members can use to succeed in life as productive members of their community. These tools help support economic prosperity and develop a sustainable community.
The Learning Communities team works with stakeholders drawn from different sectors, communities and interests. These include Athabasca Tribal Council, Big Stone Cree Nation, Little Red River Cree Nation, Métis General Council and e-Campus Alberta. The project aims to create linkages with community resources, support networks and all educational institutions to nurture and facilitate community development initiatives that lead to the fulfillment of educational and career goals.
Science Outreach-Athabasca fosters awareness and interest in science by promoting "hands-on" participation and by obtaining scientific information for the general public. These activities include science talks, camps, traveling exhibits, bird and butterfly counts and other events. Topics include archeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical geography, meteorology, and physics. The Science Outreach-Athabasca website offers a wealth of science resources for adults and children.
Updated June 18 2014 by FST Technical Staff