Youth Forums

LSF’s Youth Forums engage students in sustainability issues, equip them with skills and knowledge, and empower them to take action! 

Whether you’re teaching in person, online, or an uncertain mix of both, our virtual Youth Forums will provide meaningful sustainability learning experiences for your students that suit any schedule.

Participating is easy:

  • REGISTER YOUR TEAM: You & your class/club of dedicated students
  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR PD: join our virtual community to connect with other like-minded teachers and get tons of great tools and resources
  • COMPLETE YOUR WORKSHOPS: choose from a series of expert-led virtual student workshops full of information and ideas for action
  • GET YOUR GRANT: Complete 4+ student sessions to receive a grant to support your Action Project!
  • STUDENTS TAKE ACTION: Make a real difference in your community!

Questions? Contact Sam Gawron at samantha@LSF-LST.ca

2021/2022 Virtual Youth Forums:

Our 2021/2022 Youth Forums are now complete. We’ll see you in fall 2022!

LOCATION: Atlantic provinces

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Started Jan 19 - Join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Youth Forum Meet & Greet 
    • Learn how all of this will work!
  • Café Chat
    • Check in on how it's going and discuss next steps for taking action with your students!
  • PLUS: LSF Teacher PD Package full of strategies, tools & resources for engaging your students in climate learning

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science
  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker: Hampton High student Jordan S

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Watch any of these workshops* (45 minutes):

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with GreenLearning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with GreenLearning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $1,000 Action Project grant!

LOCATION: Remote and/or Indigenous communities across Canada

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Started Jan 19 - Join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Learn how all of this will work!
  • Café Chat
    • Check in on how it's going and discuss next steps for taking action with your students!
  • PLUS: LSF Teacher PD Package full of strategies, tools & resources for engaging your students in climate learning

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science
  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speakers Megan & Olivia, IUCN Youth Ambassadors

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Watch any of these workshops* (45 minutes):

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with GreenLearning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with GreenLearning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $1,000 Action Project grant!

LOCATION: British Columbia

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Started Feb 15 - join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Bring your questions & learn how all of this will work!
  • Café Chat
    • Check in on how it's going and discuss next steps for taking action with your students!
  • PLUS: LSF Teacher PD Package full of strategies, tools & resources for engaging your students in climate learning

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science
  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • "Collective Climate Action" by GreenLearning
  • "Overcoming the Wave of Plastic" by OceanWise
  • "Hack Your Impact! Where does your food come from?" by SucSeed
  • "YCAP Climate Storytelling Workshop" by BTCEA/UBC Climate Hub
  • "Decarbonizing, One Student at a Time" - Definity
  • Action Project Planning Workshop by LSF

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with GreenLearning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with GreenLearning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $1,000 Action Project grant!

LOCATION: Ontario

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Started Feb 15 - join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Bring your questions & learn how all of this will work!
  • Café Chat
    • Check in on how it's going and discuss next steps for taking action with your students!
  • PLUS: LSF Teacher PD Package full of strategies, tools & resources for engaging your students in climate learning

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science
  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speakers, John McCrae SS Students

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with GreenLearning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with GreenLearning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

LOCATION: Saskatchewan

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions

  • PD #1 with LSF's Michele Martin
  • PD #2 with LSF's Michele Martin

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science (recommended)
  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & with Teulon Collegiate Students, Sustainability Activists & Past Youth Forum Participants (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Check out our live workshop recordings (45 minutes):

  • "Help from Kelp" with Ocean Wise
  • "Collective Climate Action" with GreenLearning
  • "Climate Hope in 2021" with Climate Change Connection
  • "Why Trust Climate Change When We Can't Trust the Weather Forecast?" workshop with Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative
  • Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

LOCATION: Manitoba

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions

  • PD #1 with LSF's Michele Martin
  • PD #2 with LSF's Michele Martin

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science (recommended)
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & with Teulon Collegiate Students, Sustainability Activists & Past Youth Forum Participants (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Check out our live workshop recordings (45 minutes):

  • "Help from Kelp" with Ocean Wise
  • "Collective Climate Action" with GreenLearning
  • "Climate Hope in 2021" with Climate Change Connection
  • "Why Trust Climate Change When We Can't Trust the Weather Forecast?" workshop with Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative
  •  Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: Ontario

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions

  • PD #1 with LSF's Pamela Gibson
  • PD #2 with LSF's Pamela Gibson

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science (recommended)
  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker: Pineland PS Student & Action Project Leader (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Check out our live workshop recordings (45 minutes):

  • "Help from Kelp" with Ocean Wise
  • "Climate Change and Urban Forests" with Oakville Green
  • "Watt a Waste" with GreenLearning
  • "ReACT to Climate Change!" workshop with Parks Canada
  • Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: Newfoundland & Labrador

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Join anytime!

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions

  • PD #1 with LSF's Michele Martin
  • PD #2 with LSF's Michele Martin

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101"with Dr. Joel Finnis, MUN (recommended)
  •  Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker Aaron Kingston, Youth Climate Activist (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Check out our live workshop recordings (45 minutes):

  • "Coding for Climate" with Brilliant Labs
  • "Climate Change & Sun Power" with Svetlana Barkanova
  • "Become a Watershed Hero!" with The Fluvarium
  • "Food as Climate Action" with Western Environmental Centre
  • "Green Jobs" with Conservation Corps NL
  • Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: National

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Join anytime!

THEME: "Sustainable Future Schools" and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions

  •  PD #1 with LSF's Pamela Gibson
  • PD #2 with LSF's Pamela Gibson

To Get Started

  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker: Students from Port Elgin Regional School (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Check out our live workshop recordings (45 minutes):

  • "When It Rains It Pours" with GreenLearning
  • "Water Is Life" with Be The Change Earth Alliance
  • "My Role in Pollinator Conservation" workshop with WILD Outside
  • “Living Water: The Water Walking Movement” workshop with Tasha Beeds
  • Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: Manitoba, Ontario & New Brunswick

GRADES: 7-8

DATES: Join anytime!

THEME: Water Docs at School

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions

  • PD #1 with LSF's Judy Halpern
  • PD #2 with LSF's Judy Halpern and WDaS veteran teacher Lindsay Butson

To Get Started

  • Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker: TVO's The Water Brothers!

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Check out our live workshop recordings (45 minutes):

  • "H2O Flow" with Freshwater Alliance
  • "Water Walkers, Water & You!" with Kelsey Leonard & Joanne Robertson
  • "We Are All Water!" with Oakville Green
  • "Water of the Archipelago" workshop with Parks Canada
  • Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)
  • Early 2022 - Filmmaking workshop with Water Docs (recommended)

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre
  • "Ecological Footprint: Code Your Own Adventure Game" with Brilliant Labs

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

 

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