Walk for Nature 2019

February 24, 2019 10:26 am

Date:            Sunday, 31 March 2019
Time:           08:30-12:00
Location:    Għajn Tuffieħa to Għadira

It is time for BirdLife Malta’s Walk for Nature again!

Our annual Walk for Nature encourages children and families to enjoy spending time outdoors in the beautiful Maltese spring and raise awareness for the importance of nature conservation. This year, the walk will start at Għajn Tuffieħa and finish at Għadira near Għadira Nature Reserve.

Our theme this year is ‘wild flowers’. On our walk we will be looking out for all the different colours we can see and what the spring has to offer!

The event is organised to help raise funds towards BirdLife Malta’s efforts to support educational resources that connect young people with nature. This year, with the money collected we will buy nature explorer kits to use with members during nature activities!

Those who raise at least €5 will be given a goody bag and at the end of the walk there will be a prize-giving ceremony in which the highest three donations will win awards for their amazing sponsorship effort!

  1. The first prize will be our brand new Birds of Malta memory game and a pair of Rocktrail 12×32 binoculars.
  2. The second prize will be the book The Natural History of the Maltese Islands with stunning pictures and details kindly donated to us by Book Distributors Limited (BDL).
  3. The third prize will be the book Għasafar Madwarna and a selection of other toys which have been kindly donated by Junior’s Fun and Learn Centre.
One of the winners of Walk for Nature 2018 (Photo by Eleni Karatzia)

Route

This year’s Walk for Nature is approximately 7km long and it will take us through Majjistral Nature and History Park on a route which is considered an easy/moderate difficulty one. To enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery and experience the best of nature during the Maltese spring, this year we  have decided to use country paths which means that they will NOT be accessible for pushchairs, scooters or bikes.

We shall meet at 08:30 at Għajn Tuffieħa (in the parking near the old Riviera) and the walk will commence at 09:00. The finishing point will be Għadira, near BirdLife Malta’s Għadira Nature Reserve, at around noon.

Participation

Participation is free for those who raise funds. A donation of €5 is required for those who don’t raise funds (to be paid on site). The event is open to all and we encourage BirdLife Malta members and friends, together with schools to join in. Children under 8 years should be accompanied by an adult.

Transport

Transport back from Għadira to the starting point at Għajn Tuffieħa will be available for €2 per person at the end of the event. Please make sure you book the transport back during the registration before the walk.

Booking

To book fill in the google form here providing all the details requested.

Please also download this sponsor sheet and remember to bring it along with you on the day together with any money you collect. Give the sponsor sheet to children so they can raise money and have the chance to win a prize. Schools should ensure that children have the school stamp on the sponsor sheet in order to accumulate points for our Dinja Waħda environmental education school programme.

Here is the number of points that schools can accumulate if their stamp appears on the sponsor sheet:

  • 100 points for participation
  • Bonus 25 points (if more than 10 students raising funds attend)
  • Bonus 50 points (to the school that raises most funds)

If you have any questions, email us on dinjawahda@birdlifemalta.org or call us on 2134 7645/6 during office hours.

Join us for Walk for Nature 2019 and come along for a lovely day out raising funds for environmental education!

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Have a look at last year’s Walk for Nature!