Ontario Nature’s Youth Summit Goes Virtual

Each September, Ontario Nature hosts the Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership for high school students from across the province. With health and safety a priority during COVID-19, Ontario Nature, the Indigenous Environmental Institute at Trent University, Plenty Canada and Walpole Island Land Trust are partnering with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders from across Ontario to offer a unique cross-cultural event.

The Youth Summit will deliver an engaging online experience to develop leadership skills, connect youth with like-minded peers across cultures and grow the momentum for youth action. This year’s theme is “Mother Earth” and will be held as a series of online and offline events, with livestreams on Saturday afternoons from August 22, 2020 to September 19, 2020.  The Summit will offer workshops and seminars with Indigenous Knowledge Holders, Elders, and environmental leaders and experts, including youth.

Long Point Biosphere Reserve to Sponsor Three Students to Participate

The Long Point Biosphere Reserve (LPBR) recognizes the significant importance of this experience for young people and will sponsor three students to participate.


  • Must be aged 14-19 or entering high school this September
  • Must be available to attend all livestreams
  • Must be willing to present their sponsor with a letter of thanks and a summary of their experiences after attending the Youth Summit

Students must write an essay about why they should be selected for a Youth Summit sponsorship and submit their essays to Cynthia Brink at education@longpointbiosphere.com by August 16, 2020.  

Their submissions must also include:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number (Home and Cell if applicable)
  • Age
  • School, Grade and Interests
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