Youth Forums

LSF’s Youth Forums engage students in sustainability issues, equip them with skills and knowledge, and empower them to take action! 

All virtual Youth Forum sessions are available both live and recorded to suit any schedule.

Participating is easy:

  • REGISTER YOUR TEAM: You & your class/club of dedicated students
  • ATTEND YOUR PD: 3hrs of virtual professional development time full of ideas and free resources!
  • COMPLETE YOUR WORKSHOPS: choose from a series of expert-led virtual student workshops full of information and ideas for action
  • GET YOUR GRANT: Complete 4+ student sessions to receive a grant to
    support your Action Project!
  • TAKE YOUR ACTION: Make a real difference in your community!

Questions? Contact Sam Gawron at samantha@LSF-LST.ca

Fall 2021 Virtual Youth Forums:

LOCATION: Saskatchewan

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Oct 14 - Nov 19

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions (optional)

  • Oct 14 @ 4-5:30pm CST - PD #1 with LSF's Michele Martin
  • Oct 21 @ 4-5:30pm CST - PD #2 with LSF's Michele Martin

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science (recommended)
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • Oct 26 @ 9am CST - "Help from Kelp" with Ocean Wise
  • Nov 3 @ 9am CST - "Climate Hope in 2021" with Climate Change Connection
  • Nov 4 @ 9am CST - "Collective Climate Action" with GreenLearning
  • Nov 10 @ 10am CST - "Why Trust Climate Change When We Can't Trust the Weather Forecast?" workshop with Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative
  • Nov 9 @ 12pm CST OR Nov 19 @ 12pm CST - Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $400 Action Project grant!

LOCATION: Manitoba

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Oct 14 - Nov 19

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions (optional)

  • Oct 14 @ 5-6:30pm CDT - PD #1 with LSF's Michele Martin
  • Oct 21 @ 5-6:30pm CDT - PD #2 with LSF's Michele Martin

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science (recommended)
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • Oct 26 @ 10am CDT - "Help from Kelp" with Ocean Wise
  • Nov 3 @ 10am CDT - "Climate Hope in 2021" with Climate Change Connection
  • Nov 4 @ 10am CDT - "Collective Climate Action" with GreenLearning
  • Nov 10 @ 10am CST - "Why Trust Climate Change When We Can't Trust the Weather Forecast?" workshop with Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative
  • Nov 9 @ 12pm CST OR Nov 19 @ 12pm CST - Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $400 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: Ontario

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Oct 13 - Nov 19

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions (optional)

  • Oct 13 @ 4-5:30pm EDT - PD #1 with LSF's Pamela Gibson
  • Oct 20 @ 4-5:30pm EDT - PD #2 with LSF's Pamela Gibson

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101" lesson from Let's Talk Science (recommended)
  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • Oct 28 @ 11am EDT - "Help from Kelp" with Ocean Wise
  • Nov 3 @ 1pm EDT - "Climate Change and Urban Forests" with Oakville Green
  • Nov 16 @ 1pm EST - "Watt a Waste" with GreenLearning
  • Nov 16 @ 1pm EST - workshop with Parks Canada
  • Nov 9 @ 1pm EST OR Nov 19 @ 1pm EST - Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $400 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: Newfoundland & Labrador

GRADES: 7-12

DATES: Sept 28 - Nov 19

THEME: Climate Action

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions (optional)

  • Sep 28 @ 4-5:30pm NDT - PD #1 with LSF's Michele Martin
  • Oct 5 @ 4-5:30pm NDT - PD #2 with LSF's Michele Martin

To Get Started

  • "Climate Change 101"with Dr. Joel Finnis, MUN (recommended)
  • Oct 5 @ 10am NDT - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker Aaron Kingston, Youth Climate Activist (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • Oct 13 @ 10:30am NDT - "Coding for Climate" with Brilliant Labs
  • Oct 21 @ 1pm NDT - "Climate Change & Sun Power" with Svetlana Barkanova
  • Oct 26 @ 1pm NDT - "Become a Watershed Hero!" with The Fluvarium
  • Oct 28 @ 10am NDT - "Food as Climate Action" with Western Environmental Centre
  • Nov 2 @ 1:30pm NDT - "Green Jobs" with Conservation Corps NL
  • Nov 9 @ 2:30pm NST OR Nov 19 @ 2:30pm NST - Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $500 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: National

GRADES: 5-8

DATES: Sep 29 - Nov 19

THEME: "Sustainable Future Schools" and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions (optional)

  • Sep 29 @ 7:00-8:30pm EDT - PD #1 with LSF's Pamela Gibson
  • Oct 6 @ 7:00-8:30pm EDT - PD #2 with LSF's Pamela Gibson

To Get Started

  • Date TBD - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker (optional)

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • Oct 19 @ 11:30am EDT - "Climate Action for the Classroom" with GreenLearning
  • Oct 26 @ 12pm EDT - "Water Is Life" with Be The Change Earth Alliance
  • Date TBD - workshop with WILD Outside
  • Date TBD - workshop with Tasha Beeds
  • Nov 9 @ 1pm EST OR Nov 19 @ 1pm EST - Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $400 Action Project grant!

 

LOCATION: Manitoba, Ontario & New Brunswick

GRADES: 7-8

DATES: Sep 29 - Nov 19

THEME: Water Docs at School

SCHEDULE:


Teacher PD Sessions (optional)

  • Sep 29 @ 7-8:30pm EDT - PD #1 with LSF's Judy Halpern
  • Oct 5 @ 7-8:30pm EDT - PD #2 with LSF's Judy Halpern and WDaS veteran teacher Lindsay Butson

To Get Started

  • Oct 8 @ 10am EDT - Youth Forum Kickoff with LSF & Keynote Speaker: TVO's The Water Brothers!

Student Workshops (pick 4+)

Join any of these live workshops* (45 minutes):

  • Oct 25 @ 10:30am EDT - "Water Walkers, Water & You!" with Kelsey Leonard & Joanne Robertson
  • Oct 28 @ 1pm EDT - "We Are All Water!" with Oakville Green
  • Nov 4 @ 1pm EDT - workshop with Parks Canada
  • Nov 9 @ 1pm EST OR Nov 19 @ 1pm EST - Action Project Planning workshop with LSF (recommended)
  • Early 2022 - Filmmaking workshop with Water Docs (recommended)

*live workshops are recorded and will be available after the scheduled workshop time

Or pick from these pre-recorded options:

  • "Harnessing the Wind" with Green Learning
  • "Closing the Loop on Plastic" with Green Learning
  • "The Climate Atlas of Canada" with Prairie Climate Centre

Complete at least 4 student workshops to receive your $400 Action Project grant!

 

Coming Soon: Winter 2022 Virtual Youth Forums

  • BC • gr 5-8 • Climate Action
  • ON  • gr 7-12 • Climate Action
  • QC (FR) • gr 5-8 • Climate Action
  • Atlantic Provinces • gr 5-8 • Climate Action
  • Remote & Indigenous Communities • gr 7-12 • Climate Action