Open space for youth summit rep
Local high school and college students with an interest in the environment may want to get their names in for one of the seats available in a provincial youth summit later in September.
The South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) is partnering with Ontario Nature on hosting the 2017 Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Leadership. The three-day conference is Sept. 22 to 24 at the YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia.
The SNC will sponsor one of the youth leaders eligible to attend the conference. Youth leaders, ages 14 to 19, from across the province will attend interactive workshops on sustainability, nature exploration, and climate action.
“We’re excited to work with local youth to provide them with opportunities to gain a better understanding of environment issues and insights into sound, sustainable practices,” said Holly Nyenkamp, SNC communication and outreach official. “We invite youth to write us a letter explaining local environmental issues within their community. We would also like to know what participants hope to gain from the summit.”
SNC sponsorship will cover the cost for workshop participation, accommodations, and meals during the summit. Ontario Nature staff and volunteers will provide supervision during the weekend event.
Applications with the accompanying letters of intent must be sent to the SNC by Sept. 6. A scanned copy of the letter can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or the original mailed to Holly Nyenkamp, South Nation Conservation, 38 Victoria Street, Finch, ON, K0C 1K0.