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Become a Knox Nature Steward

The Nature Steward program runs 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

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

This program will teach you about your local environment, give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, and find ways to get outdoors and volunteer!

Autumn program


May 7 to July 16 (excluding Queen’s Birthday long weekend)

  • Saturday classes: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Field sessions to follow approx. 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm on 14 May, 18 May, 25 June, and 9 July.


To be advised


  • Knox Council resident environmental volunteer: $45 flat rate
  • Knox Council resident, non-environmental volunteer: $175 flat rate
  • Non-Knox Council resident: $350 full fee, $90 Concession*

*Concession: healthcare cardholder, pensioner and full-time student

Find out more and register your interest

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