The Nature Guardians Chapter is full for the 2020-2021 program year!
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
Saturday, December 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Xmas Bird Count 4 "Tweens"
Shubie Park, Fairbanks Centre, Dartmouth
Saturday, November 28, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature Guardians Nature Journaling and Painted Rocks!
Point Pleasant Park – lower lot, Halifax
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
- Nature Guardians Nature Journaling and Painted Rocks!
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Xmas Bird Count 4 "Tweens"
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Boo! The Nature Guardians Become Bat Stewards, Halloween 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- The Nature Guardians take on Water Quality Science!
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Nature Guardians Beach Cleanup at Silver Sands
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Migratory Bird Day: Citizen Science Challenge
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at All Day
- Hey Kids! Join the City Nature Challenge!
Friday, April 24, 2020 - Monday, April 27, 2020 at All Day
- Nature Guardians Go Birding at Point Pleasant Park
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- World Wetlands Day Celebration - Nest Boxes and Water Science - MOVED
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Rock-Themed Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Natural History
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Dartmouth Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids - Dec 2019 Session of the Nature Guardians Chapter
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Native Seed Collecting - Nov Session of the Nature Guardians Chapter
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm