Nature Guardians is a program just for 10-14 year olds, where no parent or guardian supervision is required on our once-a-month field trip. The Nature Guardians lead hands-on conservation projects in the HRM and, of course, we have fun!
This program takes an open, group-oriented approach where our youth participants help plan what we do each month. Recently, the Nature Guardians planned and implemented a number of stewardship projects at Shubie Park in Dartmouth, including native species plantings, on-going water quality monitoring, and nest box installations. Are your nature nuts interested in real conservation action? New participants are always welcome!
Because parent/guardian supervision is not required, all Nature Guardian trips and events require an RSVP so that we can plan for managing group size safely. Thanks for your planning and understanding!
Check out our Events list for upcoming Nature Guardian sessions. You can join at ANYTIME throughout the year!
New to the YNC? Register online to join our list or reach out to our leader, Becky Parker.
Upcoming Nature Guardians Events
Nature Guardians Chapter Leader - Becky Parker
Becky is our provincial coordinator and a BIG plant nerd! Before joining the YNC she worked as a restoration ecologist, an invasive species researcher, and aquarium educator. She is a certified OCC Field Leader and Wilderness First Aid-er and when not out with the Nature Guardians can be found stumbling through the woods of Nova Scotia looking for her favourite birds and any exciting new plant listings on iNaturalist.
Contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-412-2726
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- Nature Guardians Chapter Expedition to SWNS
Friday, August 13, 2021 - Monday, August 16, 2021 at All Day
- YNC 2021 AGM!
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Shoreline Plantings!
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Spring Melt! Water Quality Monitoring at Shubie Park
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- All About Ducks! Duck boxes, duck ID, duck duck goose!
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Beach Cleanup and Pollution Audit
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Bat Monitoring and Winter BioBlitz!
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Water Quality Science and Nature Journaling
Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Xmas Bird Count 4 "Tweens"
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Nature Guardians Nature Journaling and Painted Rocks!
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm