Virtual Workshop Library for LSF's Youth Forums
Welcome “Climate Action” Youth Forum participants! We hope you are excited to extend the learning from the Forum and engage your whole class or club in our collection of excellent virtual workshops!
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 any Youth Forum activities with your students, 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
- Climate Change 101: This course designed by our partners at Let’s Talk Science will bring your students up to speed on climate change knowledge before starting the Forum workshops!
> Access the course
The climate change 101 course is optional, but recommended. It’s a great place to start before digging into the other workshops!
Explore more climate action topics with your students!
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.
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.
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.
- Writing utensil & paper
- Internet-enabled device – 1 per student or shared
- Create a free Scratch account at scratch.mit.edu/join
Learn more about Brilliant Labs
Learn more about Let’s Talk Science
Learn more about Canada Learning Code
Workshop Description: In this sessions, students will explore the role that policy plays in climate action, and how misinformation can impact our perspectives on policy. Students will be challenged to think critically about policy, and consider how policies may have unintended consequences.
- Students should have paper and writing utensils ready for their brainstorming.
This workshop was delivered as part of our 2022 “Climate Action” Youth Forum for Ontario gr 7-12, but is relevant to any location
- GreenLearning’s Decoding Carbon: A Climate Policy Quest – take the Decoding Carbon Challenge!
- Skeptical Science site
- GreenLearning’s Climate Policy Worksheet
Learn more about GreenLearning
More workshops coming soon!
We strongly recommend our Action Project Planning workshop to help you get started on taking action:
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!
- Please print this worksheet (double-sided) – 1 copy per student
- Internet-enabled devices for Kahoot
This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada
Action Project Final Report
Done your Action Project? Tell us about it!
Final Reports are due May 24, 2023 and will ask for:
- copies of receipts for all purchases up to $500
- photos of your students in action!
- description of project activities
- project reach (# of students, teachers, community members reached) and impacts (e.g. # of trees planted, # of kg’s of waste diverted from landfill, area of land planted, etc. etc.)
- your post on www.OurCanadaProject.ca
We encourage students & teachers to offer feedback on each workshop using our form!
- Check out our database of over 1,700 curriculum-connected classroom resources on R4R
- Empowering Learners in a Warming World climate change inquiry guide
- Engaging Students in Sustainable Action Projects guide
- Action Project inspiration on Our Canada Project
- Green Jobs: Adapting to our Changing Climate video series