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Not Just Another Day at School!

On Saturday, 15 students of VSVMS, Vishwashanti, and CSI schools of Kotagiri met up with Shiny Rahel at Happy Valley, the site of a habitat restoration project in Kotagiri town that Keystone has been working on since 2006. The activity was organized by the Nilgiri Natural History Soci
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A Conversation on Enterprise at the Traditional Knowledge Fair

It has been an exhilarating-tiring couple of days for us. The Bhooma Devi Women’s Self Help Group has just finished catering food for a two day Traditional Knowledge Fair. In keeping with the spirit of the Fair, the food served was traditional indigenous people’s fare – a millet sprea
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Traditional Knowledge Fair, 2014

“When I listen to the stories that my elders tell me it is like magic,I enjoy it and I want to listen to it all the time”- Niroshasin from Bikkapathy mund. 92 children from indigenous groups across the NBR quietly occupied the lawns of the Nehru Park at Kotagiri to tell th
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International Tiger Day Celebrations

On the international day of the Tiger-29th July 2013, the NNHS organized an Art exhibition ‘Art for Tigers’. Three schools namely Hillfort, Riverside and St Thomas sent in their entries, which were displayed at the Bee museum on that day. The works of art were judged based on creativi
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Biodiversity workshop for kids

A program on biodiversity and conservation was held at the Bee Museum for the children of Sigur valley on the 21st of July. The NNHS teamed up with Bravin Kumar from the Zoo Outreach organization to conduct this daylong program with included several presentations, short movie screenin
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World Environment Day’2013

The NNHS and BERU Foundation partnered up on the 5th of June to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) at Meedhane Village, Kotagiri. The children of the village designed several environmental themed posters that were put up at the venue. The program started with the introduction of th
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Garbage to Garden

A presentation on the techniques of biogas production using food waste took place at the Bee museum on the 15th of May. The session was conducted by Ms Archana Jayaraman, a representative of the South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN), which focused on the different options and c
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Rangaswamy Peak trek

24 enthusiastic trekkers started the trail from Kil Kotagiri to Rangaswamy peak on a crisp morning on the 4th of May. The trail started off through some verdant evergreen forests that were slowly replaced by tea gardens and later elephant grasses and ferns that were interspersed by Ne
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Nilgiri Traditional Food Festival’2013

A traditional food fair was organized by the NNHS at McIver Villa, Coonoor. The focus of the fair was millets, a grain that was once so popular in the Nilgiris that it occupied over 10,000 acres of cultivated land before the advent of the green revolution. This grain now covers less t
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Camfort School visit

Eighteen students from the Camfort International School visited the Bee Museum on the 16th of February as part of their educational field trip. The children learnt about the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve through a presentation by Sumin George of the Keystone Foundation followed by the scr
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