"Sustainable Future Schools" Virtual Events

Welcome SFS schools! This is a hub where you can find all upcoming and previous SFS virtual events that you want to get involved in! 

Please reach out to emily@LSF-LST.ca if you have any questions or feedback! 

Student Virtual Lessons:

All times in Eastern Time.

Remember, all live workshops are recorded so you can catch up if you miss one!

Date: April 22, 2024

Time: 12:00pm

Grades: 7-8

Lesson Description: 

In this interactive lesson, students will learn the causes, effects and solutions of climate and how climate change is intrinsically part of the Sustainable Development Goals. They will see examples of student led climate action and be inspired to take action.

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Grades: 5-6

Materials/ Prep:

  • Students sitting in groups of 5
  • Each student should have post it notes and a pencil
  • Draw a large number line with the number 1-10 on the board

Lesson Description: Using critical thinking and some hands on experiences, students discover how connected their wellbeing is to climate change and how adopting a positive solution mindset can make all the difference both in their personal lives and the future of our world.

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Lesson Description: In this activity, students will explore the difference between “needs” and “wants” as well as the importance of becoming a climate champion. The activity is linked to curricular concepts and outcomes. Both teachers and students will discover how the SDGs are connected to everything they do to make a better world.

Materials/Prep:

    • Organize an area where students can sit in a large circle.
    • Prepare 2 small balls (3cmx3cm) of “play doh” or plasticine for each student in advance. (The balls should be  two different colors, one will represent the concept of needs and the other the concept of want.)
    • Divide your students into 2 groups (students will need to know their group before the lesson starts).

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Additional Pre-Recorded Workshops from LSF:

Workshop Description: In this session students will explore how we capture and use the wind to generate electrical energy, how wind energy is being used across the country, and how students can support the transition to renewable energies.

Materials/Prep: 

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Learn more about GreenLearning

Workshop Description: In this session, students will explore a circular economic model in relation to the problem of plastic waste in the environment. Through examination of the Plastic Problem and technological solutions to plastic waste, students will feel empowered to address this complex issue and close the loop on plastic.

Materials/Prep: 

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Learn more about GreenLearning

Workshop Description:

This interactive workshop will explore climate change impacts and solutions through the Climate Atlas of Canada, an engaging online tool for students, researchers, decision-makers, and communities. As an example, we will look at the health impacts of climate change and students will have the opportunity to participate in a “treasure hunt” to find the answers on the site themselves.

Materials/Prep: 

  • Writing utensil & paper
  • Internet-enabled device – 1 per student or shared

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Learn more about the Prairie Climate Centre and the Climate Atlas of Canada

Workshop Description:
Students will learn to code a short program in Scratch that will allow them to create a “Choose your own climate adventure” game. They will code questions and answers, animate, and interactions with the program that will help them better understand how the littlest changes in their actions can have an impact. The learning is accessible to all ages and skill levels. This workshop is broken down into two 30-minute recordings. 
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Learn more about Brilliant Labs
Workshop Description:
This workshop explores food through the lens of technologies used across agriculture, harvest, transportation, access points (ex. grocery stores), and finally to your plate. This workshop also shares information about [1] spotting local produce in grocery stores and other commercial spaces; [2] natural fertilizers through compost, and mulches and their use in community gardens; and [3] hydroponics and how we can use this technology to grow foods without soil, when outdoor garden space is unavailable, and across seasons.
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Learn more about Let’s Talk Science

Workshop Description:

We’ll use CoSpaces to build our own 3D creations, animate them with code, and explore them in Virtual or Augmented Reality. Learners will practice testing and debugging, and create a virtual space that they can share with family and friends! Projects will also be learner-driven, giving learners the space to leverage VR as a tool for positive change, to tackle an issue that is important to them.
 

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Learn more about Canada Learning Code

Workshop Description:

This workshop provides an overview of the environmental and economic benefits of switching from a gas car to an electric car, including the trends in Canada and around the world. It also gives ideas for how students can get involved in sustainable transportation initiatives!
 

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Learn more about Plug’n Drive

Description:

Through stories of her experiences in the Western Arctic of Canada, Kathleen Matari explores two important knowledge sets, Indigenous knowledge and Western science knowledge, and how the gap between the two must be bridged in order to take action on climate change.
 

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More workshops coming soon!

Teacher Sessions & Resources

Teacher PD Resources from LSF

PD package full of strategies, tools & resources for engaging your students in climate learning

Action Project Grant

Completed all your workshops? Time to request your $500 Action Project grant!

Action Project Grant

Interested in taking action in your school? Request your $500 Action Project grant before March 25th!

Feedback Form

We encourage all  students and teachers to offer feedback on each workshop using our form!

Additional Resources