To culminate our activities and bring together the network of youth and organizations that we established this summer, we delivered a conference from October 1-3, 2009 in Kejimkujik National Park. Students, teachers, and leaders from a diverse array of schools and groups attended this three day event where community members served supper, entrepreneurs entertained, and youth lead and learned about a variety of topics pertaining to the biosphere, and life in rural Nova Scotia. It only cost $25 per student to attend, and that included 2 nights of camping in the national park, food, activities, workshops, and entertainment. We hope the students will return to their respective home communities and spread the word about the EMPOWER Network, and that it will last for years to come (Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, 2009).
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