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

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 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.