Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

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!


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