QNHG activities run from October to June. We organize regular talks and field trips.
It couldn’t be easier to join our group. Simply come to a monthly meeting and sign up. Costs for the 2018-2019 season are: QR 75 for individuals and QR150 for immediate families. While our monthly meetings are free for anyone to attend, you must be a member to attend the rambles. We would ask that you keep your membership card handy for ramble sign-ups as we will ask for your membership number.
We meet the FIRST WEDNESDAY of most months from October through June. We meet at the Doha English Speaking School (DESS) in their gymnasium. The meetings begin at 7:00 PM and the doors open at 6:30 to allow members time to sign up for rambles, peruse our wide selection of books that relate to Qatar in our portable library, have a tea, and find a seat by 7:00. These days with all the available map apps, you should be able to find DESS with little to no trouble, but a location map is also available on our website. Enter by the guard gate after signing your name in a log. The gymnasium is just 50 metres from that point.
With each monthly talk we have a ramble that is associated with the topic (if possible). Most rambles require transportation, often 4X4, to various parts of Qatar. We usually have a meeting point and this allows members who do not drive or do not have 4X4 to carpool with others. This type of information will be explained for each ramble. Signups, as mentioned before, will take place at the meetings and any available spaces will be made available to non-attending members via an email blast. A reminder that rambles are for members only; any out of country guests that are visiting members are also welcome.
QNHG was established in 1978 and since then it has introduced its numerous members to the natural beauty of the desert through monthly talks and field trips given by professionals in the fields of Ecology, Biology, Archaeology and Botany. This year QNHG is making a significant contribution to enhance the knowledge of Qatar's Biodiversity by initiating a citizen science project to map the flora and fauna of the Qatari desert.