The Heritage Parks Federation (Din l-Art Ħelwa, Gaia Foundation, Nature Trust (Malta)) is inviting schools to bring their students for a guided nature walk at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park l/o Mellieha – an area which extends along the coast from Golden Bay to Anchor Bay and inland towards Manikata. The area was protected in 2007 and guided walks are held regularly to encourage the public to experience nature on foot.
This is an opportunity for students to become more aware of their surroundings and to come into contact with nature - the first step towards true appreciation of our heritage. The walk is intended to act as a taster of the outdoors – an activity which will hopefully instil a sense of environmental respect in every participant and arouse a greater curiosity within them to learn more. There are no special subject requirements – the idea is to learn in a more practical way in nature’s own open air classroom whilst also getting some exercise. However any requests for special themes to be discussed during the walk are welcome and the walk length and topics can be varied accordingly.
The walk, including several stops, takes about 3 hours and follows a circular route along existing paths. Students are advised to wear suitable shoes and bring a small packed lunch. Please note that toilets are not available on site. Responsibility for the group during the walk will be in the hands of accompanying teachers/facilitators.
Click here to read a first hand account from one of the students from St.Edwards Collage.