Free Earth Month Workshops

Workshop Series in April at the Royal Ontario Museum

Earth Day Canada's EcoMentors, Ontario Nature and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) are hosting free, month-long speaker series for youth (ages 15-24) in April to celebrate Earth Day® 2012.

Spend your Saturdays with us in April at the Royal Ontario Museum

  • Learn what you can do to protect nature, our environment and biodiversity
  • Discover how the everyday decisions you make impact the natural world
  • Take part in entertaining, engaging and informative activities and games
  • Connect and network with other likeminded eco-youth
  • Get advice and inspiration from young Eco-Heroes
  • Get FREE admission to the ROM!

Attend one or all three different, interactive and hands-on workshops each Saturday in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and on the final Saturday be treated to a high-profile speakers' panel focusing on environmental youth leadership!

Ontario Nature: Biodiversity and Youth

Saturdays April 7, 14 and 21—10 am to 3 pm

The world is losing biodiversity at an alarming rate and most of the threats to biodiversity—things like pollution, development and climate change – can be traced back to humans, but why should you care?

You might feel like you couldn't possibly tackle such huge problems. Well, you can!

Join us for three interactive and hands-on sessions at the ROM. Learn what's happening to Ontario's biodiversity and the many ways that you can take action and create change in your community. Each workshop will feature exclusive full day of interactive activities delivered by subject area experts from Ontario Nature focusing in on a critical piece of the biodiversity web.


  • April 7—Life is Diverse
  • April 14—Life is Interconnected
  • April 21—Life is At-Risk

Special Presentation: EcoMentors Speakers Panel

Saturday, April 28—1 to 3pm

As inheritors of the environmental legacy of past generations, young people have a lot at stake, but what role can youth play in the environmental movement? How can young people make a difference? Where do youth get started?

Make sure to join us for this interactive moderated panel featuring some of today's most prominent and inspiring young eco-leaders. Learn how they've created positive change. Find out what it takes to be a young green leader. Get advice on how you can make a difference too.


Emily Hunter Cameron Fenton
Cameron is the National Director of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC), and is a founding member of Climate Justice Montreal. He also works as a journalist and editor for a number of independent papers and magazines in Canada and is dedicated to empowering youth to become the movement we need to ensure a safe, just and clean future for our generation and those that will follow us.

Emily Hunter Emily Hunter
Emily Hunter, daughter of Greenpeace's founding president Bob Hunter, is a journalist and eco-activist herself. She's a co-host on MTV News Canada's environmental and social justice IMPACT series, and has recently released her
first book called The Next Eco-Warriors; a collection of short stories by young
eco-activists. She's battled on the high seas of Antarctica to save whales; was
held hostage in her attempt to protect the Galapagos Islands from illegal poaching; stood on the protest frontlines at the Copenhagen climate summit; and has been working with DeforestACTION in the Borneo rainforest to end deforestation.

Emily Hunter Jasmeet Sidhu
Jasmeet Sidhu is a Canadian writer, producer, and environmental and human
rights advocate. A former Toronto Star journalist and member of its Community Editorial Board, Jasmeet has reported on AIDS in Namibia, and climate change at the United Nations conferences in Poland and Denmark. When she was 16, she founded the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA), and has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women in North America, Canada's Top 20 Under 20, Anokhi Magazine's Sexy and Successful South Asians, and was a recent inductee into Canadian
Who's Who

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Questions? Contact us!

Brought to you by:

Sierra Youth Coalition | Coalition Jeunesse Sierra Earth Day Canada Ontario Nature Royal Ontario Museum Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

The Crystal at the ROM

© Sam Javanrouh, 2012

Space is limited for all sessions. Pre-Registration for each sessioin will close on the preceding Thursday.

Saturday Workshop Ontario Nature
Biodiversity and Youth
April 7, 10am to 3pm Life is Diverse
April 14, 10am to 3pm Life is Interconnected
April 21, 10am to 3pm Life is At-Risk

Saturday Speakers Panel
April 28, 1 to 3pm Cameron Fenton,
Emily Hunter and
Jasmeet Sidhu
Speaker Panel