Nature Guardians (Dartmouth)

We piloted a YNC chapter just for our “tween” nature lovers back in 2015 and have been running monthly meet-ups every year since! Nature Guardians is a program just for 10-14 year olds, where no parent or guardian supervision is required on our once-a-month field trip. The Nature Guardians take the YNC Chapter model one step further by not only exploring a new natural space each month but also stewarding our local “naturehood” by working on conservation action projects together.

This program takes an open, group-oriented approach where our youth participants both plan and execute the projects we do each month. Recently, the Nature Guardians planned and implemented a number of stewardship projects at Shubie Park in Dartmouth, including native species plantings, on-going water quality monitoring, and nest box installations.

Are your nature nuts interested in real conservation action? New participants are always welcome!

Because parent/guardian supervision is not required, all Nature Guardian trips and events require an RSVP so that we can plan for managing group size safely. Thanks for your planning and understanding! Check out our events list below for upcoming Nature Guardian sessions or sign up for our Listserv to get the seasonal schedule sent to your email.

New to the YNC? Register online to join our list or reach out to our leader, Becky Parker.

Upcoming Nature Guardians Events

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Nature Guardians Chapter Leader – Becky Parker

Becky is our provincial coordinator and a BIG plant nerd! Before joining the YNC she worked as a restoration ecologist, an invasive species researcher, and aquarium educator. She is a certified OCC Field Leader , Wilderness First Aid-er, and 2021 National Geographic Explorer, and when not out with the Nature Guardians can be found stumbling through the woods of Nova Scotia looking for her favourite birds or hanging out with her ever-growing pack of canine friends.

Contact the YNC Coordinator at ynccoordinator [at]