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Illustration of the Earth

Summer Symposium Series: Climate Career Resources

Grade
9 10 11 12
A career focused on climate change and sustainability would let you help people by working to help solve the biggest problems of our time.
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Summer Symposium Series: Climate Career Resources

Élyse Caron-Beaudoin

Élyse Caron-Beaudoin

Job Title
Teaching Assistant in Environmental Health
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Élyse Caron-Beaudoin

Clothing4Climate header image illustration and logo

Clothing4Climate

In this project students explore how clothing impacts the the environment.
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Clothing4Climate

Image of a river running through a Boreal forest

Resources on the Environment

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to the environment.
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Resources on the Environment

Checking the inside of a pipe

Crack the Code: Water Systems

Students learn about the water treatment process as they complete a digital “escape room” on a Google site.
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Crack the Code: Water Systems

Skyglow from a city and highway

Light Pollution

Light can be a type of pollution. Learn about the damage it causes to people and living things as well as how you can prevent it.
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Light Pollution

Solutioneers Episode 5 screen shot

The Solutioneers Week 5: Chemical Bonding

This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore some cool chemistry!
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The Solutioneers Week 5: Chemical Bonding

Mussels on a rocky coastline

Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.
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Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
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Fish Market Survey

plastic food containers, trays and food packaging made from polystyrene

Polystyrene: The Pros, the Cons, the Chemistry

Learn the organic chemistry behind this very useful plastic. Why is recycling polystyrene hard? Why does polystyrene often end up as solid waste?
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Polystyrene: The Pros, the Cons, the Chemistry

Plastic drinking straws

We Use a Lot of Plastic

What are microplastics? How are plastics polluting aquatic ecosystems?
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We Use a Lot of Plastic

Platinum crystals

Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converters use noble metals as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions. This makes vehicle emissions less harmful.
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Catalytic Converters

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Explore the greenhouse effect and learn about the impacts it can have on the environment.
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

Learn about the properties of materials and the challenges of cleaning up an oil spill in this activity.
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What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?