Events in July 2011

Reptile Biology Workshop

Monday, July 4 at 8:00am - July 8 at 6:00pm
Location Madras Crocodile Bank
The Gerry Martin Project
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We will be working on reptile biology here, focusing on management of reptiles in captive conditions. There is also a very interesting field component to this program. To enable us to focus on non-captive scenarios, we will also be heading out one morning with the legendary Irula Snake Catchers and experiencing their incredible bush wisdom and skills.

Children will get hands on experience by working with the staff and specialists at the Croc Bank as well as shadowing the Irulas during their snake hunt. Some of the topics addressed are Reptile Captive Management, Safety Protocols, Small Wildlife Tracking, Reptile Veterinary Care, Survey Techniques, Field Techniques in Crocodile Research, Snakebite First Aid Protocol, etc.

Dates: 4th to 8th July 2011

To register or to get more details, please get in touch with Conan on 9972068300 or email at or Gerry on 9845779666 or

Naturalist Skills Workshop

Thursday, July 14 at 8:00am - July 17 at 2:00pm
Location    Rom Whitaker's
The Gerry Martin Project
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Rom Whitaker is a pioneer in reptile conservation and has been at the forefront of the field for around four decades. He founded the first snake park in India, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Andaman and Nicobar Environmental Team, Irula Snake Catchers’ Co-operative Society among many other achievements and endeavours.Rom now lives on the edge of a reserve forest about an hour away from Chennai. He has set up a small campsite t...o allow enthusiasts to experience Nature and also build skills in field biology.

The Gerry Martin Project will be taking a group of 18 kids over to Rom’s campsite to run them through the basics in field biology. They will learn outdoor skills, camera trapping, biostatistics, reptile biology, bird watching and a lot more.

Dates: 14 to 17 July 2011

Age bracket: Open for all; kids below 10 years of age should be accompanied by parent(s)/guardian(s).

To register or to get more details, please get in touch with Conan on 9972068300 or email at or Gerry on 9845779666 or

Monsoon Rainforest photography expedition

Saturday, July 23 at 7:00am - July 24 at 8:30pm
Location Agumbe

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The monsoons are here, and together with Nikon we bring to you our flagship expedition in to the heart of western ghats. A monsoon photography expedition of a lifetime to Agumbe's thick evergreen forests that receive the second highest rainfall in India.

Here's your chance to photograph some of the most beautiful waterfalls, landscapes, endemic species of plants, reptiles and amphibians and camp at India's first Rainforest resea...rch station. You will also learn how researchers work in the field first hand and trek through the pristine forests which are home to several rare and endemic species of animals which are to be found no where else on the planet.

To help you understand and photograph the bio-diversity, You'll be with Wildlife photographer Amoghavarsha, and Researcher Gowrishankar,
who'll guide you through photography, natural history and bio-diversity.

You will also have an opportunity to try out some really amazing Nikon gear and interact with Nikon professionals during the expedition.

For more information visit

Call Amogh +91 9901044344
Size of group is limited so do hurry


Events in August 2011

Visit a butterfly garden!

Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden,Ghodbunder Road,Thane(W) .

   1. charges:-Rs.50/-per person (including photography & butterfly watching).
   2. additional charges:-Rs.30/-(for breakfast & tea).
   3. timing:- 8:00 to 12:30.
   4. note:- open only on sundays
   5. website:-
   6. facebook page :-
   7. FOR MORE DETAILS contact Mr. RAJENDRA OVALEKAR {contact no.:- 9820779729 / 9869256054}

Herpetology Workshop @ Rom Whitaker's

Friday, August 12 at 11:00am - August 15 at 11:00am

The group will leave Bangalore early morning on 12th August and will return around 5 pm on the 15th.

Understanding field survey of reptiles – Single species transects, multiple species transects
· Understanding spatial preference and use of microhabitat by reptiles – Habitat survey
· Documenting nocturnal animals – Camera trapping, night surveys
· Tracking skills – Irula walks, searching artificial refugia and natural hides
· Taxonomy of reptiles– scale counts, scute analysis
· Morphometric data collection of reptiles – measurements and other physical data
· Captive management – feed preparation, enclosure management, feeding and enrichment
· Discussions and presentation by Rom – Snake-bite, Snake-bite management, on-field talks

*Participants will be given a certificate at the end of the workshop signed by Rom.

To register or to know more please get in touch with Soham on +91- 9972068900 /

Basics of Photography Workshop - 6th &7th Aug 2011

Saturday, August 6 at 12:00am - August 7 at 7:00pm, at Jaipur

Venue - Kalaneri Art Gallery, JLN Marg, Jaipur.

Mentor-Ashish Sharma, an alumnus of Light and Life Academy, Ooty

For registration click on the given link :

Fee - Rs 1600
Photography Basics
History of photography
Understanding the camera and its essential parts

The Thought Process of good photography
How to produce a body of work
Discussion on some inspiring work of masters
Ethics and practices
Digital Post Processing

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