Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

 

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Steering Committee, I’m pleased to welcome you to our QNHG 2019-2020 season!

This year we’ll keep working hard to offer a fantastic programme. Besides the talks and the regular rambles, our team of volunteers is preparing some extra activities that should enhance our experience learning about our environment.


We are making arrangements for two overseas trips this season. Please make sure you respond to the questionnaire so that we can narrow down the destinations and dates that suit you. https://forms.gle/LU9qmJbjpip5gvaM6


This year, we’ve made some slight changes to the membership registration process. We invite you to print the Membership form, fill it and please bring it to our next meeting. The membership dues remain the same, i.e. 150 QAR for family and 75QAR for individual memberships


We are privileged to kick off the season, on Wednesday, October 9th, sharing a plant-based light meal, in partnership with Superheroes Eat plants. Doors open at 6:15 pm, and at 7:00 pm we’ll have a talk by Jose Saucedo, Director of Doha Environmental Actions Project (DEAP). The title is, « Why, how and when? An easy guide to start our sustainability journey in Qatar ».


Exceptionally for the month of October, we have moved our meeting to the 2nd Wednesday of the month, in order not to interfere with the IAAF championships.


We should have our monthly field trip to the Northwestern coast of the Peninsula on Friday, October 11th. We’ll be joining hands with DEAP’s amazing team of volunteers, for a beach cleanup. This outing also offers a good opportunity to do some bird-watching and make some observations 
for our citizen science programme.

We are also planning to contribute to the Qatar Sustainability Week, with two rambles, on Friday, October 25th and November, 1st.

We always welcome your suggestions for talks, outings, and activities.

 

Thierry Lesales

Chairman QNHG