2020 Ontario Youth Summit

2020 Ontario Youth Summit

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists will sponsor two students to attend this action packed weekend from September 25-27, 2020.

What is it?

The Youth Summit brings together about 100 students in grades 9-12 from across Ontario to learn about the variety of natural life in our province and 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.

Some highlights to look forward to at the 2020 Summit:

• Compelling, interactive workshops and activities
• A keynote presentation by a high‐profile environmental speaker
• A wonderful venue to explore on Lake Couchiching, complete with hiking trails, early‐morning canoeing and nightly campfires
• Meeting diverse young leaders with similar interests from across Ontario!

What is included in the registration?

All meals, accommodation and transportation from Toronto to Orillia and back.


The sponsorship includes the $375 registration fee paid directly by MVFN and up to $150 for travel expenses.

Who is eligible to apply?

High school students (grade 9-12 as of September 2020) 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 July 1, 2020.

Winners will be announced July 16, 2020.

Past Attendees

2019 Garrett Weese, Jacob Cooke

2018 Kea McKay

2017 Sophie Anderson


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