Events

Events in May 2011

Croc Bank Weekend Summer Camp


   

Madras Crocodile Bank


Every weekend from the 8th of April to 2nd of July 2011


Contact Details:
Email: education.mcbt@gmail.com or gayathri@madrascrocodilebank.org
Mobile: +91-9840675175.

Despite the multitude of summer camp options open for kids, finding something close to home but far enough from the mundane is difficult. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, fondly referred to as Croc Bank, has some interesting activities planned for young aspiring naturalists this summer. The in–house herpetology experts, reptiles themselves and the croc bank environ are used to the fullest to sensitize the young minds on issues relat...ed to ecosystems and reptile conservation.

The two-day long summer camps offer an opportunity for youngsters to interact with herpetology experts, gain theoretical and practical know-how of the reptile world and additionally, enjoy the charms of reptiles in their slightly more active, nocturnal avatar. Be it trekking through the scrub jungle with the Irulas looking for snakes or visiting the nearby flying fox colony or being launched into the world of traditional medicines, there is never a dull moment for enthusiasts. Also, there are the certificates and goodies to take home.
For those of you, who feel that these camps are a great way for your kids to spend their summer, please contact Gayathri Selvaraj, Education Officer, Madras Crocodile Bank.


Pangot and Corbett


May 20-May 23, 2011


Contact   devasar@gmail.com


20th May: Early departure from Delhi. Arrive Pangot for lunch. Afternoon short trek to Baggar through the dens forest of Rhododendron and Oak for Bird Watching. Sundowners by the stars. Overnight stay ay Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.

21st May: Birding around Pangot. Morning birding at Vinayak and afternoon around Cheena Peak. Overnight and Sundowners by the stars.

22nd May: Early morning drive to Corbett, stopping enroute at Corbett Falls. Afternoon birding or Safari in Corbett. Dinner at the Gol Ghar. Overnight Tiger Camp

23rd May: Morning birding or safari. After lunch Leave for Delhi.

Rs 9,500 per person

Costs includes:
All stay and meals as mentioned above on double sharing.

Extras:
Safari in corbett
Sundowners

We do a car pool and share the cost of petrol

Kanha - Wildlife Photography in the Jungles of Central India



May 26-May 31, 2011


Contact Rahul Sachdev  at  rahul.sachdev@gmail.com

   9371207202 Mobile

   9167587372  Mobile


Here are the highlights of the trip.

1. 6 exclusive Jeep Safaris in the park with a max of 3-4 people per gypsy to give ample space to each participant.
2. Stay at one of the best resorts in Kanha (Bundela Safari Lodge)
3. Sessions on wildlife photography with attention to every participants style.


The trip cost will cover transport cost from Nagpur-Kanha-Nagpur or Jabalpur-Kanha-Jabalpur.

Following is the detailed Itinerary.
26th May, head for Nagpur/Jabalpur as convenient (Train. Guys flying in can fly in on 27th morning as well)
27th May, Morning Cabs from Nagpur/Jabalpur to Kanha and then have an afternoon Safari. Evening discussion about the safari and a session with some tips and tricks for wildlife photography.
28th-29th, Morning and evening Safaris in the forest with evening one-on-one photo review sessions for everyone.
30th Morning Safari and breakfast. Wrap up meet and then transfer to Nagpur/Jabalpur.

Please note that people coming in from Delhi/Mumbai/Pune/Bangalore have convenient flights/trains for Nagpur/Jabalpur. If you need any assistance in booking these, plesae drop me a message.

Costing For the trip: 14500 INR per person for Indian Nationals. Very few seats left..

BNHS Programs

NATURE’S BOUNTY CAMP IN KONKAN


June2-June 5, 2011 at Guhaghar


  

Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811 or e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com


A nature camp to enjoy the season’s bounty in Guhaghar (Dist. Ratnagiri), Konkan. Guhaghar is a coastal village with a picturesque stretch of sand about 40 km from Chiplun. Enjoy your meals with Alphonso Mangoes, and one gala dinner with "UNLIMITED ALPHONSO MANGOES" on the last day.

Places to visit: Dapoli, Panhali kaji caves, Keshavraj trail, boat ride in Vasishti River for Marsh Crocodiles and otters; nature trail at Modka Agar dam and cave exploration.

Reporting: Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 6:30 a.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 6:50 a.m. and Vashi Junction at 7:10 a.m. We will return on 5th June, Sunday by late evening.

Accommodation: 4 persons in one non-ac room. A/c can be arranged at extra cost.

Camp fees: 5150/- for members 5750/- for others

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