Date: Friday, 6 October 2023
Location: Salina Nature Reserve
Our popular Sip, Savour and Soak in Nature series returns for the third time this coming Friday 6th October at Salina Nature Reserve. We will start at 7pm, finishing at around 9pm. The theme chosen for this edition is conservation.
In this next get-together, as usual we will have two presentations that will be followed by some time for the participants to socialize on the Salina terrace over drinks.
Those attending will first be entertained to a presentation by Debra Jane Camilleri, Executive Officer within the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, who will focus on the need for safeguarding our cultural heritage with a presentation entitled Safeguarding Cultural Heritage. Following this we will screen a short film documentary titled Birds without Borders, prepared by Mark Trapani, on one of main conservation issues in the Maltese Islands – spring hunting of birds.
Debra J Camilleri
Debra J Camilleri is a Senior Executive Officer and Osteologist at the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Anthropology from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Master of Arts in Archaeological Practice from the University of Malta. For 30 years she has managed projects in the educational sector in Canada and during the last 4.5 years, Debra has been involved with various archaeological projects around the Maltese Islands, analysing and reporting on skeletal material, and monitoring coastal and underwater projects. In addition, she coordinates the preservation of archival reports and data collected from archaeological excavations and consultations in which the Superintendence is involved, to safeguard Malta’s cultural heritage.
Mark is a Maltese documentary filmmaker with a background in natural sciences. He recently completed his MA in Wildlife Documentary Production at the University of Salford in Manchester where he learned about the importance of storytelling when communicating pressing environmental issues. His final film, titled Birds without Borders, documents the highly polarised topic of spring hunting in Malta, explaining the complex intricacies of this issue.
Following both presentations, light refreshments and drinks will be served on the terrace, where people can enjoy the rest of the evening and the peaceful ambience of Salina.
This will be the third get-together in the series following the successful events we held in July and August. Attendance for these events is free and open to all, with no need of registration, although a small donation is welcome. We also ask that you mark yourself as GOING on our Facebook event so that we get an indication of how many participants we should expect!
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