Young Environmental Science Writers

It is critical that we provide our youth with opportunities to chart new pathways and to rethink the way they deal with environmental and human crises

Dr. Madhur Anand,
Director of the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research

GIER hosted the Young Environmental Science Writers (YESWriters) workshop in July 2022, with attendees from Guelph, Cambridge, and Kitchener. The program was designed to balance creativity and criticality, training young writers to interact with the natural world through both environmental science and creative writing.

As a follow-up component of the program, GIER developed Field Guides, a workbook that invites readers and writers to engage with the surrounding environment as an environmental scientist and a creative writer.

Inspiring a new generation of scholars at the interface of environmental science and environmental art

For more information on the YESWriters program or to request a copy of the Field Guide please contact

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is a community-based urban land trust and environmental institute that protects highly sensitive lands and seeks to make the world a more sustainable place by protecting our natural spaces, today and into the future.

Musagetes is an international organization that makes the arts more central and meaningful in people’s lives, in our communities, and in our societies.

Young Environmental Science Writers is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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