Apply to join the body of young Canadians, aged 16 to 24, who will
provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister on national issues
such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities
as well as climate change and clean growth, among others.
This could be a great opportunity to bring biodiversity issues to the
national stage (and potentially meet the Prime Minister)!
You have from July 22 until August 12 (23:59 PT), 2016 to apply, for
more info see: https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/prime-ministers-youth-council/need-more-information.html
The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) is hosting its 6th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on August 20 & 21 from 10 am - 4 pm. The festival will take place in Tobermory at the Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitor Centre and some activities will take place on EBC nature reserves near by. On Saturday evening, EBC is hosting a guided bat walk on their Alvar Bay Nature Reserve to educate attendees about the bats of Ontario and the threats they face.
EBC is reaching out to ELB for support at the festival. They are looking for approximately 6 individuals to help catch Monarchs, supervise booths and assist with guided hikes! As volunteers, you will get to camp on EBC's Alvar Bay Nature Reserve for the weekend and you will receive a BBQ dinner on Saturday night. If you are interested in volunteering please see the Registration Form.
Please share the poster with your network and we hope to see you there!
The North American Envirothon (NAE) is taking place from July 24-29, 2016 at Trent University in partnership with Forests Ontario in Peterborough, Ontario. The NAE is a team-based competition for high school students who are passionate about the outdoors. It challenges students across North America to learn more about our relationship with the natural world by providing hands on workshops taught by leaders in the environment. Students are tested on what they learn - competing for the championship title!
The NAE will be bringing over 50 states and provincial championship teams together, and this is your chance to see over 500 of the brightest and passionate future green leaders from across the continent. There are lots of ways to get involved!
ELB will be at the NAE on July 27th. We will host a trivia night for participants and need more questions! Please submit your questions today.
Represent ELB as a Presentation Judge on Thursday, July 28th. This is a great opportunity to see what the students learn throughout the program, and you will play an important part in determining the top team! We are looking for scientists, naturalists, policy leaders, community members, and anyone who has a general interest in supporting our youth - experience not necessary and training will be provided! A presentation judge at the NAE will look great on a CV, sign up today!