Marhaba ! Welcome ! Fossil Hunting in the desert Bird watching Through archeological sites Because we care !

QNHG 2020-2021 Season

Marhaba ! Welcome !

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Uncovering the geology of the land

Fossil Hunting in the desert

Observing Nature and its Biodiversity

Bird watching

Exploring Qatar's History

Through archeological sites

Making a difference

Because we care !

 Dear QNHG friends,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 season !
It is finally here! The light at the end of the tunnel might be around the corner!

As we start our new season, we are happy to hear about the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions.
Our past two seasons have been disrupted by the pandemic. But we managed to keep most of our activities up and running.

We are grateful to the eleven speakers who introduced us to many aspects of Qatar’s natural history, heritage, and conservation last season. Those online talks were well received and helped to keep a sense of normalcy.

We were also glad to share these online talks with the Dubai Natural History Group, which reciprocated, making their Sunday Zoom talks accessible to our members. This collaboration gives us engaging insights into the natural history and other issues in the region.

Despite a break, during the 1st semester, we were still able to organize 23 outings.

We would like to acknowledge the efforts made by our group of volunteers to diversify the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and discover the desert environment. This is a huge increase from what QNHG usually offers during a regular season.

Rest assured that the steering committee works hard to keep the group functional based on its goals and core values. We appreciate every opportunity to learn, educate, and share the passion for nature, the history, and the culture of the Qatari peninsula.

We appreciate hearing from you and always welcome suggestions for outings, speakers, topics, and contacts that can benefit our activities. Feel free to contact us if you would like to serve on the committee on a volunteer basis.

Our first talk for this season is on October the 13th. It will be on Communicating Environmental Sustainability: From Scientific Research to Exhibition and presented by Lina Patmali (Exhibition Researcher, National Museum of Qatar) & Bouthayna Baltaji (Head of Exhibitions, National Museum of Qatar)

On October the 9th, we scheduled a bird-watching outing as part of Global Big Day. We also plan to contribute to the Sustainability Week at the end of the month. We are also working on other activities including regular nature watch, camping, and stargazing trips. The announcements should be out very soon.

Based on the MOPH guidelines, we will have to limit our outings to a maximum of 35 vaccinated people, Ehteza is mandatory. Outdoors, masks are no longer mandatory, but we encourage you to respect social distancing.

This season, the registration will be online. There is no change in the yearly membership fees: 75QR for individuals and 150 QR for families. The registration fee is a small contribution to the group's regular expenses and investments in some materials (first aid kits, binoculars, books, etc.).

a separate email will be sent on how to enroll for the new season.

We thank you for your support and understanding! We look forward to seeing you soon.

On behalf of the Steering Committee,

Thierry Lesales,

QNHG Chair

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Our Activities

We organize monthly talks and field trips

Monthly Talks

Experts in their fields give us an overview on various topics related to Qatar or the Gulf region . Talks offer a great opportunity to learn more about our natural and cultural environment.

Rambles & Citizen Science

Field trips or ramble are usually connected to the topic of the monthly talks. But there are also plenty of opportunities to go out, explore and make a useful contribution.

Library

A collection of hard to find reading materials is available for members to borrow. Another way of exploring the nature, history and culture of Qatar and beyond.