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Birding in Kokkal

A trek was conducted to Kokkal, Sholur on 29 October 2017, which was facilitated by NNHS Co-ordinator Anandhi Chandran. We started the trek at 7.30 a.m. with the weather favoring us with bright sunshine. The first stretch was a steep incline scattered with rocks. The grassland was int
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Roots: Living with the Irulas of Sathy

Nature Education at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve; A faint smell of wet clay and cattle feed greets ones senses as they venture deeper into the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu. Shouldered by the Eastern Ghats and native forests,protected areas of the reserve host the Galidhi
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Nature Education at Banglapadigai

NATURE EDUCATION AT BANGLAPADIGAI SUMMER CAMP May 18th & 19th 2016 Report Banglapadigai is an Irula settlement of approximately 27 households. About an hour’s drive from Kotagiri, it lies in the Aracode area which forms south-eastern slopes of the Nilgiris. The forest types on the
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Outreach Sessions- Brindavan Public School, Coonoor

  28th April 2016: The best way to teach kids about Nature and Ecology is not by lecturing them in the classroom, but by engaging with them through films and activities. At Brindavan school, almost 150 students of classes 4th and 5th participated in the viewing of two short docum
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Conservation Education at PILLUR (NELLITHURAI-SUNDAMPATTI R.F)

The Irula tribes have always been an integral part of the forests of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, but the recent ‘development’ and changes in lifestyle are affecting the way they interact with the forest. Several hamlets, each of approximately 9-10 families, dot the roads within the
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Isha Home School visits ‘Bee Museum’

“If the bees disappear, we’ll all be stung.” – David Suzuki   Thankfully the bees of Nilgiris don’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon. We share an ecosystem with these hard workers, and it only makes sense for us to learn about bees. Not what the textbooks will have us b
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Through Tarnad mund’s Rolling Grasslands

      “A landscape as seemingly endless as the sea. That is until you reach the cliffs.” Not often is a trail group closely followed for protection by a local tribal priest. And not often do said tribal communities allow outsiders to partake in their ceremonies. Much le
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Omcar Foundation visits Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Omcar Foundation, a marine conservation non profit organisation (www.omcar.org), visited Keystone foundation. NNHS educator, Prudhvi Gali facilitated their tour of Keystone premises and the different groups that work there. A visit to the Keystone centre in Banglapadigai, Aracode gave
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Shola Trails

NNHS organises trails throughout the year for interested patrons. Other than the field trips and trails for our members and non members we also organise trails and visits for  groups with specific interests. We had visitors from the Dubai Natural History society in March. Prudhvi Gali
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Nature Club, The Lawrence School, Lovedale

On 6th March 2016 a trek was conducted for the students of the Nature club by NNHS on their campus. We have resumed our weekly Friday meetings where current conservation issues such as biodiversity of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, deforestation, identification of native species, the
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