Nature Stewards Program

 

Become a Nature Steward and learn about your local environment, meet like-minded people, and find ways to get outdoors and volunteer!

Nature Stewards is a 10-week program that will introduce you to your local and wider Victorian ecosystems and natural places, including:

  • Rocks and soils
  • Fungi, plants, and animals
  • Climate change and seasons
  • Ways to care for Country and manage private property
  • Being a citizen scientist, conservation volunteer, advocate for nature, or a nature guide
  • How and where you can get outdoors and volunteer in your area

AUTUMN/WINTER 2020 LOCATIONS

  • Geelong
  • Manningham
  • Melton

This program is open to anyone over the age of 18, however preference is currently given to residents of the council areas.

20 places available, via application, for each program location.

Orange jackets on beach: Wilsons Promontory NP Friends of the Prom volunteers, Parks Victoria

Questions about the program

Contact: naturestewards@outdoorsvictoria.org.au

PROGRAM INFO

  • 10 x Weekly classes (3 hours)
  • 4 x Field sessions  (4 hrs)
  • Certificate of completion

Expectations

  • Over the age of 18
  • Best suited to those with little or no formal environmental education 
  • Willing to try, or continue, environmental volunteering
  • Able to take part in Saturday field trips (4 during program, 4 hours in length)
Geelong Program

Autumn/Winter Program:

When: 2nd May – 11th July,  Saturdays, 9 30am – 12.30pm

Cost: Resident: Full $140, $70 *Conc.
Non-resident: Full $350, $170 Conc.

*Conc.: healthcare card holder, pensioner & full time student

Where: Leopold Community Hub
31 – 39 Kensington Rd, Leopold

 

Manningham Program (Warrandyte Area)

Autumn Program:

When: 14th March – 30th May,  Saturdays, 9 30am – 12.30pm

Cost: Resident: Full $175, $45 *Conc.
Non-resident: Full $350, $90 Conc.

*Conc.: healthcare card holder, pensioner & full time student

Where: 2-8 Taroona Ave, Warrandyte

Melton Program

Winter/Spring Program:

When: 15 August – 24th October,  Saturdays, 9 30am – 12.30pm

Cost: Resident: Full $175, $45 *Conc.
Non-resident: Full $350, $90 Conc.

*Conc.: healthcare card holder, pensioner & full time student

Where: 31 McKenzie St, Melton

 

Melbourne Program

Next Program

When: To be announced

Cost: Full $350, $90 *Conc.

*Conc.: healthcare card holder, pensioner & full time student

Where: Walmsley House

1 Gatehouse St Parkville

Nature Stewards is proudly funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP), together with the Manningham Council, City of Melbourne, City of Melton & City of Greater Geelong.

Key Supporters: Parks Victoria, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria & Victorian National Parks Association