Water is Life is a 2-part workshop designed to deepen students’ understanding of the climate crisis and threats to freshwater, and engage them in taking meaningful action. Both workshops, which can be delivered in-person or virtually to your classroom or youth group, also make connections to the Sustainable Development Goals, and weave in Indigenous perspectives. 

  • The first workshop builds understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change, intersectional climate justice, and the connection of water to life and climate. The workshop focuses on possible actions and solutions students can take. Students are guided through individual actions, as well as the importance of collective action for systemic change. Participants will complete an action tracker after the workshop to guide them in taking action and tracking their progress up until the next workshop. The tracker assists students in contemplating and building habits of sustainability accessible to them in their lives.
  • After a month of positive action tracking and sustainable habit building, students meet with the workshop facilitator again for a follow-up session in order to discuss and reflect on their experiences and any challenges they faced with completing their habits, and to celebrate the impact they made. This workshop deepens the understanding of systemic change and creates a launch point for students to continue taking action.

Educators and youth group leaders, please book each part of the workshop, ideally one month apart, below!


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