Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

2022 Ontario Nature Youth Summit


The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists is pleased to once again sponsor two students to attend this action packed weekend from September 23-25, 2022.

What is it?

The Youth Summit brings together about 100 students in grades 9-12 from across Ontario to learn about the variety of nature in our province and positive solutions to conservation and environmental issues. For 2022, Ontario Nature will offer a unique cross-cultural event planned and run by Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders from across Ontario. This year’s summit is planned to be an in-person weekend, if COVID permits.

Some highlights to look forward to at the 2022 Summit:

• Compelling, interactive workshops and activities
• A keynote presentation by a high‐profile speaker
• Meeting diverse young leaders with similar interests from across Ontario!


The sponsorship includes the registration fee paid directly by MVFN as well as travel expenses up to $150.00.

Who is eligible to apply?

High school students (grade 9-12 as of September 2022) in Lanark County and region interested in the natural world.

Application Process

Complete the application online. Selected candidates may have a short interview with MVFN members.

Application Deadline June 24, 2022.

Winners will be announced in July.