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Lucky Teen Will Win Ambassador Role in Churchill

June 10, 2012 8:30 AM | News

One lucky Manitoba high school student will get the opportunity of a lifetime to become an Arctic Ambassador in Churchill.

Frontiers North Adventures will choose one student aged 15-17 for a weeklong Teen Leadership camp run by conservation organization Polar Bears International (PBI). The chosen ambassador will join other top students from around the world for the invite-only leadership camp, which aims to educate and empower students to advocate for environmental stewardship in their community.

The experience will have participants spend the week at Frontiers North’s Tundra Buggy Lodge in the Churchill Wildlife Management area, where they observe polar bears in the wild and learn first-hand from experts issues affecting polar bears and the north. It will also show leadership and motivation in sustainable living and environmental stewardship.

“Having the chance to see polar bears in their natural habitat — and to learn first-hand about arctic climate-warming — is a transformative experience for Leadership Camp students,” said Kathryn Foat, vice-president of Conservation Education and Stewardship Strategies, Polar Bears International. “The goal of the camp is to inspire, inform, and empower young leaders to advocate for environmental stewardship in their home communities.”

The deadline to enter the contest is June 15, 2012, with the winner being announced on June 22. The camp takes place from September 30 to October 6, 2012.