Naturalist Sandro Zanghellini, after obtaining his construction industrial expert diploma, graduated at the University of Pavia with a thesis on sparrow hawk and goshawk nesting environments in Trentino. After his graduation, he attended an advanced course in “Vertebrate preservation and management in the Apennine area” at the University of Pavia.
From 2001 to 2010 he was the president of the University Department of the Tridentine Mountaineers Society and, since 1998, advisor of the Natural Science Society of Trentino. In 2009 he obtained his Territorial Guide qualification for the Autonomous Province of Trento. He teaches Territorial Guide, Alpine Guide and ski instructor courses for the Autonomous Province of Trento. He is also Environmental Educator for the Environment Protection Provincial Agency, besides teaching natural science at Territorial Guide courses at Liceo della Montagna high school in Tione.
He is involved in the dissemination of nature knowledge and organizes hundreds of conferences and guided tours. He deals with the implementation and design of information points, visitor centres and self-teaching itineraries. Furthermore, he deals with fauna and botany research analysing environmental impacts and effects.
He is author and co-author of dozens of scientific and educational publications and of Meraviglioso Brione: flora e fauna della “vedetta del Garda” (Marvelous Brione: flora and fauna of the Garda lake famous lookout) and Animali di montagna: tecniche e trucchi per l’osservazione (Mountain animals: watching techniques and tricks).