Ethan Elliot— a student and member of Ontario Nature’s Youth Council, has a knack for making things happen. It is no surprise that he has been able to convince his hometown of Stratford to become Ontario’s second Bee City.
As a Grade 11 student, I see the major impact that technology has on my generation. Technology has allowed communication to become easier, but I realize that at times, many teens overuse it. This results in a disconnection with the world around them and a lack of desire to go outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature around us.
Ontario’s wild pollinators are in trouble. With populations currently experiencing sharp declines due to habitat loss, climate change, pesticide exposure and disease, pollinators need your help now, before they disappear forever. Today, with your donation to our Giving Tuesday cause, you can help keep the buzz alive.
Held annually in September since 2010, the Youth Summit for Biodiversity is a weekend-long event that engages 100 young leaders from dozens of communities across the province. Planned and hosted by Ontario Nature’s Youth Council, it is a highlight of our Nature Guardians Youth Program. Hear directly from youth participants about how they were inspired.
Save the date for the 2016 Youth Summit on September 23-25, 2016.
Visit http://www.ontarionature.org/youthsummit to learn more.