Water Docs at School Virtual Youth Forum

Welcome “Water Docs at School” 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! 

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Student Workshops

Complete any 4 (or more!) of the following workshops with your students to receive your $400 Action Project grant!

Live Workshops:

Remember, all live workshops are recorded so you can catch up if you miss one!

Workshop Description: Students will identify and examine the watershed process of water collection, water runoff and waste water through discussion and analysis. This will be a very interactive workshop where students use critical thinking and a creative medium to draw, write and share ideas around their own watershed. Information will be presented as simple questions in water collection, distribution and water flow.

Materials/Prep:

  • blank paper 8.5 x 11 (can use good-on-one-side paper!) – a few sheets for each student
  • coloured pencil crayons/markers (minimum 2 colours per student)
  • either a spray bottle for the classroom or water bottles the students can use a few drips from for an experiment of the H2O flow on their own models of paper

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Learn more about Freshwater Alliance

Workshop Description: In this workshop we will learn about our responsibilities to water as taught to us by the water walkers. We will also help students to understand the pressing First Nations water crisis facing many Indigenous children across Canada. Lastly, students will learn about Indigenous water knowledges and how they can restore their connection to water.

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Workshop Description: Students will understand the concept of a watershed, the importance of clean water and the effects that our actions have in the aquatic ecosystems and organisms around us. We will identify how water quality affects aquatic organisms. A Watershed model will be used to showcase human impact. This program provides engaging activities in the classroom followed by an outdoor audit to make real-life connections.

Materials/Prep:

  • Internet-enabled devices are recommended.
  • Please print this Organism Tolerance worksheet before the workshop. There are 8 different sheets; you will need 1 sheet per 2-3 students, so print as many copies as necessary.
  • As an optional follow-up activity, students can perform a Storm Water Management Survey around the school or in a natural area close by.

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Learn more about Oakville Green

Workshop Description: 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.

Materials/Prep: 

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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: 

  • Internet-enabled device – 1 per student or shared

Workshop link coming soon

Supported by:

Teacher Professional Development Sessions

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