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!

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FIELD NATURALISTS ARE SPONSORING TWO LOCAL YOUTH:

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.

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2022 Ontario Nature Youth Summit

 

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) 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!

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are sponsoring two local youth:

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. Candidates may be called for a short interview with MVFN members.

Application Deadline June 24, 2022.

Winners will be announced in July

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Closing Date to Apply for the Youth Summit is June 18th

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) will sponsor two students to attend the upcoming Ontario Nature Youth Summit, September 25-26, 2021. The sponsorship includes  the registration fee ($195/ student). For details see MVFN website.

What is it?
The Youth Summit, organized by Ontario Nature, brings together about 100 students in grades 9-12 (Sept. 2021) from across Ontario. It is a wonderful opportunity  to learn about the variety of life in our province and explore positive solutions to conservation and environmental issues. For 2021, Ontario Nature will offer a unique cross-cultural virtual event planned and run by Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders from across Ontario. For more details on the youth summit go to the Ontario Nature web page .

Who is eligible to apply?

High school students (grade 9-12 as of September 2021) in Lanark County and region interested in the natural world.

Application Process

Complete the application online. Candidates may be called for a short interview with MVFN members.

 

Application Deadline June 18, 2021.

For further information please contact, MVFN board member T. Kuiper

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Youth Summitt Awards 2019

MVFN sponsors two youth to attend the Ontario Nature Youth Summit

Thanks to the generosity of our members and a donation by the Wesley M Nicol Foundation, MVFN is able to sponsor two students to attend the Ontario Nature Youth Summit in September.

The Youth Summit brings together about 100 students in grades 9-12 from across Ontario to learn about the variety of life in our province and to exchange ideas and search for positive solutions to conservation and environmental issues in a complex and changing world. Hosted by the Ontario Nature Youth Council, all workshops and activities reflect topics that are the most important to today’s youth.

Our Nature Protection Committee chaired by Tineke Kuiper evaluated applications from 5 students. Although all of the applicants were excellent, the committee unanimously selected Garrett Weese, grade 9 Notre Dame Catholic High school, Carleton Place and Jacob Cooke, grade 11, Perth and District Collegiate.

L.to R. Tineke Kuiper, Garrett Weese, Jacob Cooke
Photo: H. Robinson

Both young men stood out because they have put action to their words, participating and showing leadership with their peers. Garrett, mentioned that he had taken a unit of biodiversity with his teacher and presented the information to his class mates, quite relevant to today’s concerns about biodiversity.

All students who applied were offered a complimentary youth membership in MVFN to allow them to attend Nature Talks and participate in other club activities.

For more information on the Youth Summit see our Bursary and Awards page http://mvfn.ca/bursaries-and-awards/

 

 

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2020 Ontario Youth Summit

2021 Ontario Youth Summit

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will sponsor two students to attend this action packed weekend from September 25-26, 2021.

What is it?

The Youth Summit brings together about 100 students in grades 9-12 from across Ontario to learn about the variety of life in our province and positive solutions to conservation and environmental issues. For 2021, Ontario Nature will offer a unique cross-cultural virtual event planned and run by Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders from across Ontario. This years summit will be online with perhaps some in-person session if COVID permits.

Some highlights to look forward to at the 2021 Summit:

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

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FIELD NATURALISTS ARE SPONSORING TWO LOCAL YOUTH:

The sponsorship includes the registration fee paid directly by MVFN.

Who is eligible to apply?

High school students (grade 9-12 as of September 2021) 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 18, 2021.

Winners will be announced June 24, 2021.

Past Attendees

2019 Garrett Weese, Jacob Cooke

2018 Kea McKay

2017 Sophie Anderson

 

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