Students use data science to prevent plastic pollution

Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) is launching the Défi#jeunesse2030 in order to introduce young people to data science while addressing the real problem of plastic pollution.

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Communicated Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) launches the #jeunesse 2030 Challenge: a learning opportunity for young people to develop their digital skills while discovering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2020, the first challenge focuses on preventing pollution caused by plastic (SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production) by applying data science to problem solving and identifying innovative solutions.

This educational adventure interactive aims to educate young people about the issue of plastic pollution and show them how to use data science to understand the problem, while using technology to visualize the data and find solutions.

The Challenge offers them a space to explore the causes that are close to their hearts as well as a virtual environment where they can share their ideas and be heard.

“Understanding algorithms, coding and data science are skills as essential as calculus. It is essential to teach young people to use these tools to solve problems in their environments and in their communities. More importantly, it gives them the opportunity to participate in creating meaningful change, ”says Lucie Luneau, program designer and AI project manager at KCJ.

The challenge, which runs from October 27, 2020 to March 26, 2021, is aimed at young people aged 7 to 17 and is offered in French and English. In Canada, it is available for classes online and in a format that can be downloaded and used offline. The challenge is offered to children all over the world.

About Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ):

KCJ is a bilingual Canadian charity committed to providing every Canadian child with access to digital skills education. It focuses on girls and underserved communities. It promotes inclusive and sustainable learning by teaching children and teachers who play a crucial role in their development. It ensures that children have the creative tools and the confidence they need to build a better future.

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