#3 April 2018: Grant writing workshop at SNDT, Malad
We conducted Grant writing workshop for staff of the SNDT college on the topics such as offering under CSR grants, major and minor research from UGC. The Workshop was conducted by Dr. V. Shibhalaxmi.
#1 April 2018: Visit to the Flamingo Sanctuary
Today a group of 18 nature enthusiasts gathered to learn about mangrove ecosystem and see flamingos in a boat ride. The walk was led by Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Ms. Preeti Dalvi. We saw different mangrove species and a huge flock of lesser flamingos during the boat ride. Besides that, we saw various other birds like Gray Heron, Seagulls (Black-headed and Brown-headed), Terns, Sandpiper, Godwits, Black-headed Ibis, Red-vented Bulbul, White-cheeked Bulbul, Green Bee-eater, Egrets, Red Shank, Cormorants and several more.
#1 April 2018: Green Club established at Palava, Dombivali
A Green Club was established to implement green initiatives for the residents of the Palava City. The programme began with nature trail inside their Golf Course. Indeed an unusual place, yet we found wagtails, magpie robins, bulbuls, drongos, pond herons, kingfishers, cormorants, and saw some magnificent trees like Kadam, Copper Pod, Scholar's Tree, Laburnum, Pink Tabebuia, African Tulip and hibernating African Giant Snails too. In all, there were 50 participants in the walk which was led by Dr. Shubhalaxmi.T he programme ended with a discussion on developing event calendar for the Green Club.
#24 March 2018: Mangrove Walk for Vishwajyot School
We conducted Mangrove Walk for 100 students(Grade 5) of the Vishwjyot School. This was a free walk sponsored by the United Way, Mumbai. The students were divided into two batches. The 1st batch visited mangroves behind T. S. Chankya, while the 2nd Batch were taken to Talawe wetland. Several mangrove species like Mangrove apple, Sea holly, Gray mangrove, and Meswak were seen along during the walk. Students collected specimens of various shells and dead crabs.
#11 March 2018: Learn butterfly gardening at Jarkabande Kaval Forest
We conducted short butterfly gardening nature trail for participants in Bengaluru. Around 20 participants attended the walk. Mr. Isaac Kehimkar led the group, and Mr. Faisal Haque volunteered during the trail.