January 2021 News
Happy New Year! What a year 2020 was; students, educators, and parents faced challenges like never before. However, the past year has also shown us a new form of connection, underscored the interconnectivity of all living things, and allowed us to re-imagine what a classroom can look like: whether online or outdoors.

With sustainability and real-world learning remaining as crucial as ever, we are working hard to provide as many authentic learning experiences and resources as we can, to support you. See what we have planned below!
Virtual Youth Leadership Forums
As you may know, LSF holds Youth Forums every year to engage students in local climate change issues, equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to make a change, and empower them to take action. This year, they have moved online!

We are running out of time to tackle the climate emergency and the many challenges that face Canadians as a result of it. Youth will be the change-makers and solutionaries who are tasked with facing climate change head-on. Are you interested in empowering your students to take action on climate change?

Give your class the opportunity to be climate leaders by joining us in our upcoming Climate Action Youth Forums. See all the upcoming opportunities below:
National Remote Climate Action Youth Forum
When: Jan 13 - Feb 18
Who: Grade 7-12 classes in Remote & Indigenous Communities across Canada
Nova Scotia Climate Action Youth Forum
When: February 9th - March 31
Who: Grade 7-10 students in Nova Scotia
New Brunswick Climate Action Youth Forum
When: February 9th - March 31
Who: Grade 7-12 students in New Brunswick
Manitoba Climate Action Youth Forum
When: February 17th - Apr 8th
Who: Grade 7-12 students in Manitoba
Alberta Climate Action Youth Forum
When: February 17th - April 8th
Who: Grade 7-12 students in Alberta
More Youth Forums to be announced this Spring!
Visit our website to find out more information and sign your class up for one of LSF's upcoming Youth Forums!
Empowering Learners in a Warming World
A Climate Change Inquiry Guide for 7-12 Educators
Join us on February 9th at 7 pm (EST) to help us launch our newest climate change resource.

What to expect?
Exclusive access to a discussion with the authors, learn how & why this resource was developed, walk through the chapters, and get practical tips for incorporating climate change education into your teaching!

Explore this resource at climatelearning.ca

Stay tuned for NEW outdoor learning and sustainability webinars, professional development & other offerings this year at R4R.ca!
Learning Inside Out
Learning Inside Out, LSF's weekly collection of learning activities for grades K-12, hand-picked from our award-winning R4R database is continuing into 2021!

We believe that offering high-quality learning activities related to sustainability remains as important as ever now, as we continue to navigate COVID-19 & the effects on school.

Both parents and teachers can be confident that the activities will be engaging, accessible, relevant to the curriculum, simple enough for learning at school & virtually, and focused on sustainability (with an emphasis on outdoor learning ).

LSF’s Mentoring Café
LSF is launching a Mentoring Café to help like-minded K-8 educators network, share their experiences, and support each other. The first Café will take place on February 2nd from 7:00 - 8:30Pm EST.

Please join us on February 23rd at 7 - 8:30 PM (EST) for an evening of dialogue as we discuss perspectives on climate change, the role of education, and the implications of COVID-19!
Featured Panelists
  • Dr. Ellen Field Associate Professor, Lakehead University and Lead Researcher on Canada, Climate Change and Education report
  • Patricia Fuller Canada's Ambassador for Climate Change
  • Barbara Zvan President and Chief Executive Officer at University Pension Plan Ontario and Member of Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

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