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Welcome to Water Docs at School (WDaS) registration for the 2021/2022 program!
Brought to you by Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) and Water Docs, WDaS is a free, curriculum-connected community action program that actively engages grade 7-8 students in addressing water issues through authentic inquiry, project-based learning, and video production. This program builds students’ understanding of water and instills in them a commitment to water stewardship.
Previously only connected to Ontario curriculum, we are excited to announce that the program will now have curriculum connections to both New Brunswick and Manitoba grades 7-8 curriculum!
The program runs Fall 2021 until Spring 2022 (specific dates TBA). Films will be due in spring 2022 and will be judged by our panel and recognized with awards for Best Project and Best Film.
Add-On: Water Docs at School Youth Forum:
This Youth Forum is a recommended (but not mandatory) part of the Water Docs at School Program. Registering for the Youth Forum will register you for the WD@S program as well.
LSF's Youth Forums are designed to ENGAGE your students in local climate issues, EQUIP them with knowledge and skills needed to make change, and EMPOWER them to take action.
The 6-week event series will include:
- 2 virtual after-school PD sessions for teachers
- a virtual kickoff event
- virtual student workshops
- virtual student Action Project Planning workshop
- virtual student Filmmaking workshop
- an Action Project grant to support your water action and filmmaking
All session will be available both live and recorded to suit your schedule.
Classes that complete the virtual Youth Forum can receive a $400 grant to support their Action Projects and filmmaking.
Virtual Youth Forum Workshops
PD sessions will cover information about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, offer inspiration and ideas to help you explore water action-based learning with your students. You'll participate in interactive knowledge-building activities, and receive access to resources, and connect with like-minded educators.
Student workshops will cover various water issues that impact your community and present ideas and opportunities for students to take action! Workshops will be delivered by local organizations to provide relevant context and insight for your students and act as potential community partners for your Action Projects. We'll also support you with Action Project planning and filmmaking workshops.
Primary Participant Information
All about you (AKA the person who will be guiding your class' participation in the virtual Youth Forum events)
The program and Youth Forum events are 100% virtual, so you can participate no matter what your class looks like this year! Whether you're in the classroom, teaching virtually, or a mix of both, we've got you covered.
We know this year may be a bit unpredictable, but we should be flexible enough to account for any learning situation you find yourself in! We're happy to help if you foresee any technical problems.
Who are the students that will be involved in the Forum?