Fun Filled Weekend for Young Nature Lovers!

You Could Be Sponsored for the Ontario Nature Youth Summit!

Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit for Biodiversity has been bringing together about 100 teens for this unique youth-led summit that allows participants to develop an understanding of environmental issues and gain the inspiration and tools to take action and leadership in their communities and beyond.  The weekend-long event includes guest speakers, workshops and outdoor activities that appeal to a wide variety of environmental interests.

This year’s summit is Sept. 20-22, 2019 at the YMCA Geneva Park near Orillia, Ontario. The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club (HNC) will sponsor two young high schoolers, 1 boy and 1 girl (from grade 9 – 12) from Hamilton/Burlington for the event.  This means the Club will pay the youth’s $350 full cost for participation, including workshops, accommodations and meals.  The youth or their family will only be responsible for their transportation to Orillia.  There will be a free round trip charter bus available from a central location in Toronto. For more information on the Youth Summit, visit Ontario Nature website www.ontarionature.org/events/youth-summit/

To apply for this sponsorship, please send a letter or e-mail to HNC Treasurer, Jim Stollard giving your name, address, high school grade, age, phone no. and e-mail.  Also give a short list of your interests in nature and the environment (75 words max.).  Send letters to the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Treasurer, at P.O. Box 89052, Hamilton ON L8S 4R5 and e-mails to jjstollard@sympatico.ca. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2019. The teens chosen will be notified in early July 2019 as will all applicants not chosen.