"Climate Action" Virtual Youth Forum for Atlantic Provinces

Welcome “Climate Action” Youth Forum participants! This page is your home base for all the events, materials & links that are part of this Forum. 

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

Before You Begin:

We need your help! Before you start the Youth Forum with your class, please have each student fill out our short survey. We need this information for our funders. We can’t continue the Youth Forums without it!

Please forward this link to your students and ask them each to complete it ASAP: www.LSF-LST.ca/forms/cc-student-survey

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Student Workshops

Complete any 4 (or more!) of the following workshops with your students to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

Live Workshops:

All times in Atlantic Time.
Remember, all live workshops are recorded so you can catch up if you miss one!

Workshop Description: In this session we’ll be exploring energy’s journey from generation to consumption. Students will understand where energy loss occurs and what they can do to conserve energy and help to mitigate climate change.

Materials/Prep: 

  • Students need internet-enabled devices

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Learn more about GreenLearning

Workshop Description:Unwrap links between plastics and climate change while we explore solutions, tools and actions we can all take to create a brighter future! How are we connected to these challenges and how can we help? Is plastic good or bad? What is a microplastic? Let’s discuss and share ideas for getting engaged in solutions!


Materials/Prep: 

  • Students should have paper & writing utensil

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Learn more about OceanWise

Workshop Description: There are aliens among us! While it’s true that some of them are small and green and others wiggly and slimy, they aren’t from distant worlds but rather other ecosystems on our own planet. Together, we will explore and compare two invasive alien species in Canada – one who is munching through the Boreal Forest and another who is clawing away at our coastlines.

Materials/Prep:

  • Students need paper & writing utensils
  • Extra internet-enabled devices are encouraged

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Learn more about The Discovery Centre

Workshop Description: What are erosion and deposition? What are the driving forces behind them? How have Atlantic coastlines changed over the past several thousand years, and what will they look like in the future? Let’s use time travel, satellite images, and a review of current climate action to better understand what we can expect from our coastlines – and look at what we can do to help protect them!

Materials/Prep:

  • Pre-Workshop Sheet (optional): This document walks you through a brief exploration of your communities to spot different examples of erosion and deposition, as well as making observations about coastlines near you (either by visiting those coastlines in person or using live web cams).
  • Post-Workshop Sheet (optional): This document outlines the climate action of interviewing a trusted adult about the changes they’ve noticed in their community over their lifetime, as well as encouraging learners to make predictions about future changes, themselves.

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Learn more about Clean Foundation

Workshop Description: In this workshop Adam and Brittany will explain the inner workings of how waste is managed in Atlantic Canada, and provide students with a better understanding of how to sort waste at home and at school. We will engage students through a fun virtual sorting activity, and aim to inspire students to help play a part in improving the waste management process in their local communities.

Materials/Prep:

  • Students need internet-enabled devices

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Learn more about The Gaia Project

Workshop Description: So you’ve participated in the workshops and learned about all kinds of climate issues… Now what? Our Action Project Planning workshop will show you what an Action Project looks like and help you consider your interests and skills, your sphere of influence, and the root causes of the issue so you can take on the best Action Project ever!

Materials/Prep:

  • Please print this worksheet (double-sided) – 1 copy per student
  • Internet-enabled devices for Kahoot

> Registration coming soon

Pre-Recorded Workshops:

Available anytime!

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.

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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.

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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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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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This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada

Teacher Sessions & Resources

  • Jan 19 @ 7-7:30pm AST – PD Meet & Greet
    More info about how the Youth Forum will work and how we can help!
    > Watch the recording (20min – you can skip the introductions between 12:16-15:34)
    > Check out the slides for details
  • 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
    Coming soon!

Feedback Form

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

Additional Resources