Facilitating Student Centered Community Action Projects

Thursday 1:30-4:00pm PT / 2:30-5:00pm MT / 3:30-6:00pm CT / 4:30-7:00pm ET Online
Afternoon Mini Workshop


Sarah Johnson, Wild Rose Education

Come learn from the Youth Water Leadership Program a few tips and tricks to creating student-centered authentic place-based learning opportunities for secondary students. Through interactive activities and group discussions we will explore nationally proven tools (Earth Force, Roots and Shoots, National Geographic Education) that provide processes for how to get started with student lead community action projects. Get an overview and access to free tools to use to incorporate youth voice, student-driven inquiry, democratic decision-making, and place-based authentic problem-solving into classrooms preparing students for life-long environmental stewardship, civic engagement, and collaborative action. Gain a better understanding of how to engage students in learning that makes a difference, for students and communities.

All mini-workshops will take place online, via Zoom (unless otherwise noted). Participants will be sent links to the Zoom room and connection info will be posted below prior to the session start.

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By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the YWLP Student Call to Action Framework process.
  • Create an outline for creating a call-to-action on a local relevant water, river, or climate change issue.
  • Access free online resources for student centered community action projects.
  • Become part of a network of educators interested in student centered community action projects.


00:30 Welcome and introductions

00:40 Dive in to interactive workshop (details to come)

01:50 Wrap-up and workshop evaluation

02:00 Go play!


Educator video https://youtu.be/_J_Ff6S7ep8

Youth Water Leadership Program: http://www.youthwaterleadership.org

Youth River Voices: http://www.youthrivervoices.com