Sustainable Future Schools Youth Forum for Classes Across Canada

Welcome “Sustainable Future Schools” 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! 

Student Workshops

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

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Live Workshops:

Remember, all live workshops are recorded so you can catch up if you miss one!  Note: All workshop times are listed in Eastern time. 

Workshop Description: This workshop will address how food systems can be used to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for Canada and beyond. The workshop dives deeper and explores, how food is a powerful tool that can help Canada promote health, justice, and sustainability for all Canadians.

Learn more about Food Secure Canada

Workshop Description: This session relates directly to SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities by building resilience to extreme weather events, such as flooding.

Materials/Prep: This student handout (digital or printed) and internet-enable devices for students.

Learn more about Green Learning 

Workshop Description: BTCEA’s Water is Life workshop deepens students’ understanding of climate change, its impacts, solutions and climate justice, and how it interconnects to water. We make connections to the Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of individual and collective action, systems change and be guided in taking a measurable sustainability action.

Follow up Resources:

Learn more about Be The Change Earth Alliance

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Workshop Description: The Anishinaabe Ceremony known as “Water Walking” highlights the power of Indigenous intellectual, historical, cultural, physical, and spiritual traditions. Learn how you can enter into a relationship with the Water through an Indigenous lens under the umbrella of Indigenous nationhood, sovereignty, inter-cultural relationships, truths, and reconciliations.

Materials/Prep: If available, students can read the book “The Water Walker” by Joanne Robertson

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Workshop Description: This workshop identifies the seven types of pollinators in Canada, their unique features, and important role they play in our ecosystems. I highlighted why pollinators are under threat and how we can create suitable habitats by providing food, water, shelter and incorporate earth-friendly gardening practices in our schoolyards to support biodiversity.

Supporting Resources

Conservation Projects

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Workshop Description: So you’ve participated in the workshops and learned about all kinds of sustainability 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!

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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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