Events in October 2010

Nature Education Program

Nature Conservation Society, Amravati (NCSA), Satpuda Foundation's sister organization, announces its nature education programme for CBSE school students. The programme will be conducted as always at Melghat Tiger Reserve.

Please read the details in our blog, or else in the Tigers of the Satpudas group>Discussions>Excursion to Melghat.

There will be two programmes every month from October 2010 to February 2011. Bookings will be made from September 1-15, 2010. Those interested should email for information, bookings and the programme schedule.

Also read the interesting note on Melghat Tiger Reserve posted in our group in Discussions>About Melghat.

A report on a typical nature education programme:


Island Ecology Experience

The Andaman Islands

This October, when the monsoons begin to ease off, The Gerry Martin Project (TGMP) and ANET will be running a six day workshop that will take participants through a structured and focused experience of the islands.

Through the workshop, there will be a combination of experiences, presentations, exploration and skill building. We will visit and explore various habitat types from rainforest and coastal habitats to inter-tidal zones and coral reefs.

We will look at the various habitats from numerous perspectives. There will be the single species approach like dugongs and coral reefs or shorelines and sea turtles. Then there are ecosystem and ecological perspectives of how numerous organisms work simultaneously with their environment to survive and succeed, consequently affecting the environment and often the others in the system.

We will also be using the various habitats to help us build skills. We will learn the basics of canopy access using rope systems. There will be the basics of snorkeling, night surveys, bio-statistical sampling and more.

At the base, we will stay in quaint cottages that are erected on stilts, with bamboo thatch roofs. The huts are also well visited by much of the small local wildlife. The food is all very authentic and truly mouth watering!


• Understanding Island Ecologies
• Mangrove walks- Searching for specialized animals
• Intertidal Zone- Understanding this unique niche
• Visits to the reef
• Crocodile Ecology
• Herpetofaunal survey technics
• Photography sessions
• Ecology presentations
• Canopy access (weather dependent)
• Snorkeling for marine life
• Loads of hands on experience
• Night surveys

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Environmental Team (ANET)

More details at

Wildlife & Biodiversity conservation Photography exhibition

Voice for wildlife invites you

Tuesday, October 12 at 11:00am - October 26 at 8:00pm


Regional Musem of Natural History
Siddharth Nagar, Indira Venkatlinga Layout Mysore, Near Mysore Diary
Mysore, India

A photography exhibition which showcases the Biodiversity, Wildlife, and associated conservation challenges.

Butterfly Nature Trails

Butterfly Nature Trails are exclusive for butterfly photograhy with the guidence of expert naturalists and wildlife photographers.

Similar event will be organise on 17 / 24 / 31 Oct 2010

Details for Butterfly Nature Trail
Date : Sunday 10th October 2010
Time : 8.00 am to 11.00 am
Venue : Owalekarwadi, Owale village, Ghodbunder Road, Thane (w)

Charges : call for the charges (includes Breakfast, Butterfly chart & expert guidance charges)

Owale village is foothills of Yeoor and this particular farm is developed with lots of Butterfly attractant plants – around 75+ species can be seen here and it is wonderful opportunity to see those flying beauties and even you can capture them on your digital camera with the help of famous wildlife photographers.

(it is around 10 km away from Thane city – any bus going towards Boriwali / Bhayander will drop you at Owale Village stop –
from there you have to walk in village road for “Owalekarwadi”
it is 3 km ahead of suraj Water park.

Yuwaraj Gurjar - / (9892138338 after 7 pm)
Makarand Joshi - 9869304053

Green Raagas

Multimedia performance at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi
4th and 5th October, 7PM to 9PM

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