Become a Nature Guardian!

May 19, 2023 12:48 pm

Dates: October 2023–January 2024 (Saturday mornings)
Time: 08:30-11:30
Location: BirdLife Malta Nature Reserves

Become a Nature Guardian! Enrol for our Nature Guardians Warden for a Day autumn 2023 course.

Have you ever wondered what is feels like to manage a nature reserve, getting your hands dirty with habitat management work and also learning interesting facts about the flora and fauna of the place through research?
Well now you can! Following the resounding success of our first two courses in autumn 2022 and the second one in spring this year, we will now be running our Nature Guardians autumn programme again for 2023 with the course starting in the second week of October and running for 12 consecutive Saturdays (with a break for the Christmas holidays) until January 2024 (see the calendar below).

  • Session 1 Saturday 14th October 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 2 Saturday 21st October 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 3 Saturday 28th October 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 4 Saturday 4th November 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 5 Saturday 11th November 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 6 Saturday 18th November 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 7 Saturday 25th November 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 8 Saturday 2nd December 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 9 Saturday 9th December 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 10 Saturday 16th December 2023, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 11 Saturday 6th January 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 12 Saturday 13th January 2024, 8:30am–11:30am

On Saturday 20th January 2024, a closing ceremony event will then be held at Salina during which certificates of accomplishment will be presented to all participants.

If you are aged 7 to 12 years and have a keen interest in nature, then our Nature Guardians Warden for a Day course is tailor-made for you. Running for 12 sessions, the course will take a group of 12 children (per course) on a fun-learning mission at our four nature reserves: Simar, Salina, Għadira and Foresta 2000.
Under the guidance and supervision of BirdLife Malta staff, the group will learn how to monitor water quality, how to plan and roll out habitat restoration plans and how to care for nature in the best possible way.

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 15th September (or before, if fully-booked). The cost of €260 covers all 12 sessions and includes a free T-shirt and cap or Hoodie with the Nature Guardians logo. Meeting point will always be Salina Nature Reserve and when necessary, transport to the other nature reserves (included in the fee) will be provided by BirdLife Malta.
To enrol fill in the form below. Following this, you can proceed to finalise your booking by paying the fee online. Links to the payment facility can be found in the Google Form. Booking will only be confirmed once payment is received, and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Watch this video summing up the last edition of Nature Guardians (spring 2023)!