Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

July Talk: Youth Unstoppable: The Global Climate Movement by Neeshad Shafi, Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Message From Chairman

We are glad to announce an extraordinary July talk next Wednesday, 15th, at 7pm. It is an opportunity to learn more about the Arab Youth Climate Movement and their work here in Qatar, from Neeshad Shafi, one of the "World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy ".

We’ll use the Zoom Communication suite. It is very easy to set up and use from all Operating Systems, Desktops (PC, Mac, Linux) and Mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Note that we have a limited number of participants, so please register as soon as possible, using the link below.

Zoom Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In case you have missed our talks last month, you can access the recordings on these 2 youtube links.

Archeology

Reptiles

As we go through this challenging time, many of us are still in Doha for the summer. So the steering committee has decided to extend as much as possible our activities during this hot season. In parallel with a sharp decrease in the transmission rate of the virus, and as the authorities are easing the restriction's measures, we should be able to organise some small outings. We are thinking of some Sunset and Sunrise walks in the desert, where we could enjoy the outdoors and hopefully make some beautiful observations. We shall, of course, respect the rules of social distancing, and adhere to the measures of the official phase. We should be able to send further announcements out shortly.

Zoom meeting registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you online,

Warm wishes,

On behalf of the Steering Committee

Thierry Lesales

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JULY TALK - Youth Unstoppable: The Global Climate Movement

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 15th video Conferencing  Starting at 7pm. 

Speakers: Neeshad Shafi, Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

 

June Talk: talk #1 A New Approach for Understanding Prehistoric Populations of Qatar & talk #2 - Reptiles - An evolutionary success - My insight into the lizards of Qatar

Message From Chairman

We are very fortunate to have 2 very interesting topics this month.

First, we’ll have a team of researchers from Sidra Medicine, Qatar Museums, and the University of “Tor Vergata” (Italy) who will present their new approach for understanding Prehistoric Populations of Qatar.

Then fellow QNHG member, and year 12 student, Ramaswamy Narayanaswamy, will share his passion for reptiles and his discovery of the lizards of Qatar. This is quite inspiring and we’re very proud to have one our young members present the results of his findings.

This will be our 3rd social distancing talk this season, and we’ll use the Zoom Communication suite. It is very easy to set up and use from all Operating Systems, Desktops (PC, Mac, Linux) and Mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Note that we have a limited number of participants, so please register as soon as possible, using the link below.

Zoom meeting registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you online,

Warm wishes,

On behalf of the Steering Committee

Thierry Lesales

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Date & Time: Wednesday, June 10th video Conferencing  Starting at 7pm. 

Speakers:  Dr. Nicolas J. Pilcher, Executive Director, Marine Research Foundation, Sabah, Malaysia

 

Talk #1: A New Approach for Understanding Prehistoric Populations of Qatar By

Dr. Sara Tomei: Manager of the Omics Core Research Labs, Sidra Medicine
Dr. Ferhan Sakal: Head of Survey and Excavation, Qatar Museums
Dr. Marica Baldoni: PhD Student, University of “Tor Vergata”, Italy

TALK #2: Reptiles - an evolutionary success by Ramaswamy Narayanaswamy, Year 12 Student, Newton British Academy, Doha

 

May Talk: Sea turtles in Qatar: past, present and future by Dr. Nicolas J. Pilcher, Executive Director, Marine Research Foundation, Sabah, Malaysia

Message From Chairman

After our April Talk on COViD-19, this month, we’re very grateful to have Dr. Nicolas Pilcher as our speaker. He will present another timely issue, since we’re in the middle of turtle nesting season, and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has just reported record numbers of nests for the start of the season.

Because of the current crisis, we’ll use the Zoom communication suite for video conferencing. It is easy to set up and use from all Operating Systems on Desktops (PC, Mac, Linux) and Mobile devices (iOS, and Android).

Please note that Dr. Pilcher will be presenting on May 20th, from Malaysia, and because of the time difference, and the Ramadan, we had to move our regular time to 4:00pm.
Make sure to register in advance, using this link, you’ll then receive the details to connect to the meeting room.

Thank you for your understanding,

On behalf of the Steering Committee,

 

Speakers:  Dr. Nicolas J. Pilcher, Executive Director, Marine Research Foundation, Sabah, Malaysia

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 20th video Conferencing  

 

April Talk: Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus by Dr Patrick Tang, Division Chief, Pathology Sciences, Sidra Medicine

Message From Chairman

We hope everyone is safe and coping well with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our group activities have been quite disrupted by the current measures, since the school closures and the ban on gatherings.

As we thrive to adapt to this unprecedented situation, we’re planning to have our April talk through Video Conferencing, using the Zoom communication suite. It should be easy to set up and use from all Operating Systems, Desktops (PC, Mac, Linux) and Mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Please note that we have a limited number of participants, so please register as soon as possible. See the link below.

During these unusual times, there are plenty of activities that we can do while spending times at home. For instance, why not a virtual visit of some of the most renowned Museums of Natural History?

Washington DC, USA Museum virtual tour
London, UK: Natural History Museum

Hoping you’ll enjoy!

Best wishes,

On behalf of the Steering Committee

April Talk

Speakers:  Dr Patrick Tang, Division Chief, Pathology Sciences, Sidra Medicine

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 8th video Conferencing  

 

March Talk: Quranic Botanic Garden–Conservation of the Qatari Flora in action.

We welcome members and non-members alike and do not charge for our monthly talks. Doors will open at 6:00 PM this month. This allows time to join us for light refreshments, pay your membership dues, and to peruse the QNHG library before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM and mingle with other members.  

Speakers: Ahmed E. ElGharib, Assistant Researcher, Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Date & Time: Wednesday, March  4th  at Doha English Speaking School (DESS).  

Venue: Doha English Speaking School - Map

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