Outreach and Education Support for Yukon Educators

Yukon University works with and in support of Yukon Educators to develop and deliver curriculum-focused content in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), earth sciences and climate change. These resources are delivered via three separate programs.

Science, technology, engineering, arts and math
Youth Moving Mountains

Do you know a teacher who wants to integrate hands-on STEAM activities, including coding and design, into their classes? Let them know the Youth Moving Mountains (YMM) team would love to bring our STEAM skills workshops to their school!

In-School Workshops: Let us bring the science to you! Our mobile workshops include curriculum-focused, engaging activities for students in a variety of STEAM areas to help educators spark a sense of curiosity in classrooms across the Yukon.

Teacher Professional Development: Youth Moving Mountains is excited to be offering professional development (PD) events for educators. These workshops are centered on incorporating curriculum-focused STEAM activities into the classroom! Our PD workshops will spark inspiration and connect educators with resources to deliver STEAM content to their students.

Visit the Youth Moving Mountains program page

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Earth sciences
Virtual geology

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Do you want to learn about Yukon’s fascinating geology from the comfort of your own classroom? Join YukonU’s Earth Science Instructors, students, and community experts (virtually) in the field through our collection of interactive field experiences. Our goal is to increase Earth Science literacy by developing accessible content, engaging activities, and teaching resources for educators who want to incorporate our field trips into their classroom. Our field trips cover a wide range of topics, including paleontology, local mineral industry, northern research, volcanoes, and more!

Visit the virtual geology project page

Climate change

Yukon University’s Outreach Climatologist (Climate Change Research team, YukonU Research Centre) is devoted to developing and delivering learning modules that integrate into Yukon’s existing curriculum to support teachers in facilitating a clear understanding of the central issues surrounding climate change knowledge, adaptation, and mitigation. Learning modules are defined as any resource, material, or training that can benefit/be used by educators and students across Yukon to increase/improve climate change knowledge such as: lesson plans, reading materials, resources, activities, guest lectures, audiovisual materials, and workshops for educators based on needs and capacity. Material may focus on climate change science, impacts, solutions, policies, communication, health, and resilience and include Indigenous Knowledge of climate change, reconciliation, and local context.

The Outreach Climatologist is a 4 year project funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, beginning in spring 2023. The project will focus on working with educators in Whitehorse for the first year, and working with educators in other Yukon communities during subsequent years of the project.

If you are an educator interested in increasing and integrating climate change education into your classroom, but don’t know how/don’t have the capacity, visit our website and send us a message so we can discuss what we may be able to do for you!

Visit the climate change program page

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