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Kamloops club wants to hear from youth interested in the environment

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August 13, 2018 - 10:45 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Naturalist Club is searching for youth between the ages of 15 and 27 to join a discussion on how to become leaders of the environment.

The club posted to its Facebook page that they will be hosting a discussion on Thursday, Aug. 16 to engage young people who have an interest in the environment. The goal of the discussion is to help receive a grant to start a youth environmental leadership program in Kamloops.

"We're already shortlisted for a large grant that looks promising but to be successful we'll all need to work together on this one," the post says. "It's important we fill the room Thursday, this dialogue is the next step in our efforts to bring a youth environmental leadership program to our city."

Some of the key topics of the discussion will include how to empower young adults to be environmental leaders and what barriers to participation currently exist in environmental leadership.

The conversation will take place this Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in room 337 in the Science Building at Thompson Rivers University. Participants will get to meet the members of the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society and enjoy treats from The Smorgasbord Deli and local produce from the Gleaning Abundance Program.

Kamloops city councillor Donovan Cavers will also be present to talk and reflect about his experience as being a leader in his youth.

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