This summer, Ecology North is excited to host another bi-annual Young Leaders' Summit. Modeled after the successful 2015 Summit, a group of young Northern leaders will travel through the Yukon by van, while camping and stopping along the way to engage in lectures, workshops and activities that will teach them about various aspects of climate change and how it affects life, culture and the environment in the North. Participants will have the opportunity to network and share their stories with other passionate and motivated young people from across Northern Canada, while engaging their leadership and collaboration skills. While making stops at research sites, farms and other exciting locations, participants will hear from politicians, Indigenous elders, scientists and others, all of whom can inspire them with their unique perspectives on climate change.
This summit will provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge of climate change and its impacts through on-the-land learning. Topics discussed in previous summits include forest fires, permafrost, culture, community, wildlife, politics, water, adapting to climate change, communicating climate change, and food security.
View the 2017 Summit poster here.
Applications are closed for the 2017 Summit, successful applicants have been contacted. Thank you to everyone that applied!
Take a look at the Blog for updates on our journey!
And check out our Facebook Page: Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change