Become a Nature Guardian!

January 18, 2024 11:03 am

Dates: March–June 2024 (Saturday mornings)
Time: 08:3011:30
Location: BirdLife Malta Nature Reserves

Become a Nature Guardian! Enrol for our Nature Guardians Warden for a Day spring 2024 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 three courses in autumn 2022, spring 2023 and the last one in autumn of last year, we will now be running our Nature Guardians spring programme again for 2024 with the course starting in mid-March 2024 and running for 12 consecutive Saturdays (with a break for the Easter holidays) until the start of June 2024 (see the calendar below).

Starting in mid-March and running for 12 consecutive Saturday mornings until the beginning of June 2024 (with a break for the Easter weekend), the course will take a group of 12 children on a fun-learning mission at our four nature reserves: Simar, Salina, Għadira and Foresta 2000. (see the course calendar below).

  • Session 1 Saturday 9th March 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 2 Saturday 16th March 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 3 Saturday 23rd March 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 4 Saturday 6th April 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 5 Saturday 13th April 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 6 Saturday 20th April 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 7 Saturday 27th April 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 8 Saturday 4th May 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 9 Saturday 11th May 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 10 Saturday 18th May 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 11 Saturday 25th May 2024, 8:30am–11:30am
  • Session 12 Saturday 1st June 2024, 8:30am–11:30am (followed by graduation ceremony)

Following the last session on Saturday 1st June 2024, a closing ceremony event will be held at Salina during which certificates of accomplishment will be presented to all participants.

If you are aged 7 to 11 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 Tuesday 13th February (or before, if fully-booked). The cost of €260 covers all 12 sessions and includes a free Hoodie or T-shirt and cap 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 also 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.

If you have any questions please email us on [email protected].

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