Virtual Resource Library for LSF's Youth Knowledge Mobilization Participants
Welcome! We hope you are excited to extend the learning from the Youth Knowledge Mobilization Session and continue to engage in climate learning with our collection of excellent virtual workshops!
Please reach out to jenn@LSF-LST.ca if you have any questions or feedback!
Before You Begin:
We need your help! Before you watch any of these workshops we ask that you fill out our short survey. We need this information for our funders. We can’t continue these types of events without it!
Click here to fill it out: www.LSF-LST.ca/forms/cc-student-survey
- Climate Change 101: This course designed by our partners at Let’s Talk Science will give you a quick crash course on climate basics if you want a refresher!
> 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!
We strongly recommend our Action Project Planning workshop if you plan on applying for our climate action (up to $500) grant:
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
Explore more climate action topics that interest you!
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!
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 want your feedback!
Thank you so much for your participation at the Knowledge Mobilization Session on Wednesday April 19th. Your feedback is so important to us. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you thought!
If you decide to watch any of the videos in our library, we encourage you to fill out this feedback form and let us know what you think!
Apply for your grant
- Do you have a great idea that you’re ready to take action on?
- Do you have the support of a teacher at your school to be the secondary contact on this grant?
- Don’t forget to keep your receipts!
- Report on how you spent your money by June 9th
- Check out the national and provincial report, executive summary, and infographics for the Climate Change and Education Survey here.
- Access the Youth Knowledge Mobilization Post-Session Report here.