Global Connections High School, Seattle WA
Education for All Room #237
Why is racial profiling happening and what can we do about it?
This workshop will involve a though provoking activity and read an article to help gain background knowledge about the issue. Then students will learn about how they can mainting their freedom from profiling and take actions steps to make change
Balance the Scales: Nurture
HYLA Middle School, Seattle WA
Gender Inequality Room #251
How can we promote gender equality?
This workshop introduces the issue of gender inequality through an interactive presentation focusing on gender stereotypes and gender inequality in the workplace. Presenters will guide participants through two activities which simulate current gender inequalities. The group will launch their new website, Balance the Scales, designed to educate others about gender inequality and concrete steps to ensure men and women are treated equally.
Bog to Bay—Stormwater Runoff Pollution and Solutions
Denny Middle School, Seattle WA
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses Room #271
“What are YOU doing to reduce polluted stormwater runoff?”
Sixth grade students at Denny International Middle School will present their project called Bog to Bay. This project focuses on one of our largest pollution issues, stormwater runoff. In partnership with Sustainability Ambassadors, students have examined the issue of storm water runoff and how this pollution impacts the health of our waterways. Specific attention is paid to the Longfellow Creek Watershed, which incorporates the neighborhood of Denny International Middle School and runs into the Duwamish River basin and Puget Sound. Students will share simple, neighborhood-based methods of controlling runoff in the hopes of recovering this historic salmon run.
East African Culture Club (EACC)
Sammamish High School, Seattle WA
Education for All Room #273
How can we help improve the availability and quality of education provided to children in East Africa?
What are the barriers to education for young people in East Africa? Why do these barriers exist? How can we address them? In this interactive workshop we will explore the conditions of education in East Africa and share why we feel passionately about it. Come learn what the East African Culture Club at Sammamish High School in Bellevue is doing to address these barriers, help us brainstorm our next steps, and find out what you can do to help insure all children receive an empowering education.
Balance the Scales: Nature
HYLA Middle School, Seattle WA
Overfishing and Deforestation Room #275
How can we improve the quality of all life through ending overfishing and deforestation?
This interactive workshop involves an introduction into the world of fishing and forestry. The impact of these two industries will be discussed and examined. Participants will be involved in a simulation of both overfishing and deforestation to learn how life is impacted by good and poor practices. Go Fish! takes on a whole new meaning in this workshop!
Gates Foundation Teen Action Projects
Gates Foundation, Seattle WA
Family Homelessness & Climate Change Room #277
How can young people tackle big global issues through organizations, other youth groups and media?
We will each be speaking about our issue that we are focusing on and how we achieved our teen action plan. We will also be talking about what projects we have done in our schools and our community relating to our issue. We will be talking about the different resources students can use to reach out to their peers and their community. We have a couple of worksheets and video clips to make the workshop interactive.