"Climate Action" Virtual Youth Forum for MB/SK

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 jenn@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 workshops are scheduled for 10:00-10:45AM Manitoba Time. Remember, all live workshops are recorded so you can catch up if you miss one!

Workshop Description: It’s not too late! Join us and find out what Ocean Wise is doing to help turn the tide on Climate Change. How can we create a wave of positive change in this era of a changing climate? Join an Ocean Wise Educator to discuss simple ways for you to help our oceans and climate recover.

Materials/Prep: 

  • Pencil and paper for each student

Follow up resources:

Learn more about Ocean Wise

Workshop Description: In this session we’ll investigate how countries have individually contributed to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the years and how they must now work together to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change. Students will learn what they can do to ensure Canada does our part.

Materials/Prep: 

  • Paper and writing utensils and white board will be needed.
  • Note: Students will be playing a collective jeopardy game, where points will be scored internally amongst classes. Groups will answer questions on paper in class and educators will be given time to record points for groups who get the answer correct on their whiteboard. 

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Learn more about Green Learning. 

Workshop Description: We are running out of time to act. The climate is changing quicker and the impacts are more severe than predicted. As one of the largest contributors, we have an obligation to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. What can we do? What are some local solutions? We want to inspire, provide hope, and educate. We can do this.

Materials/Prep: Students need a pen and paper.

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Learn more about Climate Change Connection

Workshop Description: If you can’t rely on the weather forecast being right, how can you believe what the experts say about climate change or global warming? If you have questions or interest in the science of climate change, then this workshop is for you. We’re going to ask hard questions, look to different sources for answers, and take a skeptical look at what the science really has to say.

Learn more about Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC) here

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

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 Professional Development Sessions

Feedback Form

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

Action Project Grant

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

Additional Resources