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Each year, youth leaders in the Ontario Nature Youth Council and the Youth Circle for Mother Earth’s Coordinating Circle host environmental stewardship and education events in their communities. Keep reading to find out some tips from Youth Council member Aryan Gautam on how to lead an event in your community.
To date, hundreds of people have joined events that young nature lovers have organized with the support of Ontario Nature, such as Our Special Spaces, and contributed to conservation areas in their communities. Participating in pollinator habitat creation, tree planting events, removing litter, supporting the building of trails in natural spaces, and creating medicine or food gardens are just a few of the past events that we have hosted around the province.
If you’re interested in leading conservation events in your community, here’s a basic guide based on our experiences:
Of course the event is your own, so plan one based on your passions and what’s available!
To stay up to date with what Ontario Nature’s youth leaders are planning, please visit the events calendar: ontarionature.org/events.
Thank you to York Region GAP Fund and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for their continued support for youth stewardship events across Ontario!
The Youth Circle for Mother Earth initiative has been made possible by the Government of Canada, Ontario Power Generation and the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada.