"Climate Action" Virtual Youth Forum for ON

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 Eastern 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

Learn more about Ocean Wise

Workshop Description: Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of climate literacy and gain an understanding of how human activities impact Earth’s living things and natural patterns. They will focus in more detail on the potential of our urban forests and green spaces to combat Climate Change. Students will gain some knowledge about tree structure, tree parts and functions as well as a deeper understanding about the many benefits of urban trees. Students will learn how to measure a tree circumference and use these measurements to calculate carbon storage in trees.
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Learn more about OakvilleGreen

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 to participate.

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Learn more about GreenLearning

Workshop Description: Learn about Canada’s commitments to face the climate change crisis on the global stage and how Parks Canada places across the country are not only helping to reverse its harmful effects, but reacting to them in order to give our beloved native species the best chance of survival.

Materials/Prep:

  • Have paper and drawing/colouring materials ready

Learn more about Parks Canada

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
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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