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

Winter 2022 Virtual Youth Forums:

LOCATION: Atlantic provinces

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Jan 19-Feb 17

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Jan 19  @ 7-7:30pm AST - Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Bring your questions & learn how all of this will work!
  • Feb 17 @ 7-7:30pm AST - 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
  • Jan 20 @ 10am AST - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker: Hampton High student Jordan S

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

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

  • Feb 1 @ 2pm AST - "Watt a Waste" by GreenLearning
  • Feb 3 @ 1pm AST - "Overcoming the Wave of Plastic" by OceanWise
  • Feb 7 @ 11am AST - "Aliens in our Ecosystem!" by The Discovery Centre
  • Feb 10 @ 11am AST - "Climate Change on our Coasts" by Clean Foundation
  • Feb 15 @ 10am AST - "Sort it Out: Managing Waste at School" by The Gaia Project
  • Action Project Planning Workshop by LSF (recommended)
  • and more to come!!

*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: Remote and/or Indigenous communities across Canada

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Jan 19-Feb 17

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Jan 19  @ 6-6:30pm EST - Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Bring your questions & learn how all of this will work!
  • Feb 17 @ 6-6:30pm EST - 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
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

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

  • Jan 27 - "Fix It For The Future" by Science North
  • Feb 1 @ 1pm EST - "Watt a Waste" by GreenLearning
  • Feb 7 @ 10am EST - "Aliens in our Ecosystem!" by The Discovery Centre
  • Feb 11 @ 11am EST - "Activating Through Creation: The Water Walkers" by Tasha Beeds
  • Feb 15 @ 1pm EST - "Testing the Waters" by Water First (participate to get a FREE water test kit worth $550!)
  • Action Project Planning Workshop by LSF
  • and more to come!!

*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: British Columbia

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Feb 15-Mar 31

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Feb 15  @ 4-4:30pm PST - Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Bring your questions & learn how all of this will work!
  • Mar 31 @ 4-4:30pm EST - 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
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

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

  • Feb 22 @ 10am PST - "Collective Climate Action" by GreenLearning
  • Mar 2 @ 10am PST - "Overcoming the Wave of Plastic" by OceanWise
  • Action Project Planning Workshop by LSF
  • and more to come!!

*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: Ontario

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Feb 15-Mar 31

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Feb 15  @ 7-7:30pm PST - Youth Forum Meet & Greet
    • Bring your questions & learn how all of this will work!
  • Mar 31 @ 7-7:30pm EST - 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
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

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

  • Feb 22 @ 1pm EST - "Collective Climate Action" by GreenLearning
  • Mar 2 @ 1pm EST - "Overcoming the Wave of Plastic" by OceanWise
  • Mar 9 - "Fix It For The Future" by Science North
  • Action Project Planning Workshop by LSF
  • and more to come!!

*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!

Fall 2021 Virtual Youth Forums:

Though our Fall Youth Forums have finished, it’s not too late! All our sessions are recorded, so you can sign up with your class and complete these Forums any time before May 1, 2022.

LOCATION: Saskatchewan

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Oct 14 - Nov 19

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: Oct 14 - Nov 19

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: Oct 13 - Nov 19

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: Sept 28 - Nov 19

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: Sep 29 - Nov 19

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: Sep 29 - Nov 19

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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