On-site Program

*New* Mission Climate Action (10-12)

This is an advanced-level program that delves deep into the scientific principles behind climate change. Through interactive workshops, data analysis exercises, and a stimulating game, participants will not only gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of carbon in the climate system but also explore the cutting-edge solutions that can shape a sustainable and resilient future for our planet.

Length: 4 hours
Program times: 10:00 a.m.
Maximum students: 37

  • October-March: $365
  • April: $375

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Curricular Connections

Grade 10

  • Sci 10: Identify chemical reactions that are significant in societies
  • Sci 10: Describe the evidence for chemical changes; i.e., energy change, formation of a gas or precipitate, colour or odour change, change in temperature
  • Sci 10: Relate climate to the characteristics of the world’s major biomes, and compare biomes in different regions of the world
  • Sci 10: Describe how the relationships among input solar energy, output terrestrial energy and energy flow within the biosphere affect the lives of humans and other species
  • Sci 10: Investigate and interpret the role of environmental factors on global energy transfer and climate change
  • Sci 14: Describe, in general terms, the pH scale as an indicator of acidity or basicity; i.e., a pH of less than 7 indicates an acid, a pH of 7 indicates a neutral solution, and a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base
  • Sci 14: Explain how large bodies of water, such as oceans and lakes, have a moderating influence on climate
  • Sci 14: Describe how the flow of matter in the biosphere is cyclical along characteristic pathways and can be disrupted by human activity
  • Sci 14: Analyze a local ecosystem in terms of its biotic and abiotic components, and describe factors of the equilibrium

Grade 11

  • Bio 20: Explain the cycling of matter through the biosphere
  • Bio 20: Explain the balance of energy and matter exchange in the biosphere, as an open system, and explain how this maintains equilibrium
  • Sci 20: Analyze ecosystems and ecological succession in the local area and describe the relationships and interactions among subsystems and components
  • Sci 20: Analyze the scientific evidence and explanations for geologic phenomena that occurred long ago or are taking place over a long period of time
  • Sci 20: Analyze the evidence of, and assess the explanations for, natural variations in Earth’s climate over the last two million years
  • Sci 20: Analyze and investigate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy through the biosphere and ecosystems as well as the interrelationship of society and the environment
  • Sci 24: Describe how everyday life depends upon technological products and processes that produce useful materials and energy
  • Sci 24: Investigate and classify chemical reactions
  • Sci 24: Analyze and describe the impact of fossil fuel-based technologies and their importance in meeting human needs

Grade 12

  • Sci 30: Analyze the sources of acids and bases and their effects on the environment
  • Sci 30: Analyze, from a variety of perspectives, the risks and benefits of using chemical processes in meeting human needs and assess technologies for reducing the impact of chemical compounds on the environment
  • Sci 30: Explain the need for balancing the growth in global energy demands with maintaining a viable biosphere
  • Sci 30: Describe the sun as Earth’s main source of energy and explain the functioning of some conventional and alternative technologies that convert solar, nuclear, tidal and other energy sources into useable forms


  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsibility in pursuing a balance between the needs of humans and a sustainable environment
  • Work collaboratively in planning and carrying out investigations and in generating and evaluating ideas
  • Seek and apply evidence when evaluating alternative approaches to investigations, problems, and issues
  • Formulate questions about observed relationships and plan investigations of questions, ideas, problems, and issues
  • Analyze data and apply mathematical and conceptual models to develop and assess possible solutions
  • Show interest in science-related questions and issues and confidently pursue personal interest and career possibilities within science-related field
  • Appreciate that scientific understanding evolves from the interaction of ideas involving people with different views and backgrounds
  • Show concern for safety in planning, carrying out and reviewing activities with reference to WHMIS and consumer product labelling information
  • Work as members of a team in addressing problems, and apply the skills and conventions of science in communicating information and ideas and in assessing results

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