Are you interested in Nature, Natural Science, the Environment?

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills?

2020 Virtual Youth Summit for Mother Earth

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The Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club will sponsor 2 youth to attend this online summit, for FREE!

When & Where?  series of online and offline events, with livestreams on 4 Saturday afternoons from August 22, 2020 to September 19, 2020.

Who is eligible?  Students grade 9–12 from the Ottawa-Gatineau region

Two youth will be selected from all of the applicants.

The Youth Summit will bring 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 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.

Highlights to look forward to at the 2020 Summit:

The summit will feature workshops, keynote speakers, and plenty of group activities and “challenges” to get participants outdoors.

Check out the website and YouTube video online

The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club (OFNC) is offering:

To sponsor two youths from the region to attend the online Youth Summit, 22 August to 19 September. The sponsorship includes the $150 fee for the weekend.

Who is eligible to apply?

– High school students (grades 9–12 as of Sept 2020) in the Ottawa/Gatineau region
– Interested in the natural world, natural science, the environment
– Demonstrated leadership ability

Application Process – Very Easy!

Fill out the application form available on the website.

Send the application form by mail or email to the address below.

Selected candidates will have a short interview with OFNC club members.

Two candidates will then be chosen.

Application Deadline – all applications must be received by 31 July 2020

Applications may be submitted by mail to:
The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club
(Youth Summit Application)
Box 35069 Westgate PO,
Ottawa ON K1Z 1A2

Or, by email to

For more information about the OFNC sponsorship offer or Youth Summit, please enquire at