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The human population is so large and there are numerous people in different geographies working on many different needs of the society. Many are still connected to our mother earth and nature. Many are admirers, some through photography, some through learning about natural history while some just being out there trekking or relaxing. Few have become conservationists working actively to conserve what is left and few have become scientists trying to understand nature in a greater detail.

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Bamboo Rustles (a Bangalore based organization that organizes nature education and awareness programs) creates opportunities where scientists and citizens can meet at single place to share the joy of nature and learn and support each other.

One of its programs is an annual workshop in the month of July in guidance of Dr. Gururaja KV (batrachologist with immense knowledge about the amphibians of the Western Ghats with the discovery of few species including the Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis).

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This workshop is in its third year where citizens come to learn more about the amphibians from noted scientists. We also understand the techniques, efforts and experiences that the researcher have gone through to bring out further knowledge about the amphibians for the community and how we as a community can help researcher’s in their search for more answers and contribute to the conservation of the Amphibians.

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It has always been a great experience for all the participants to learn as well as contribute to the data that has been being collected every July from a same location and hopefully this data will give further insights to our understanding of the amphibians and their relations with the environment.

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“Scientists and Citizens”Amphibian Workshop – Dr. Gururaja KV July 2015
Chief Expert: Dr. Gururaja KV
Dates: July 10th to July 12th
Venue: Chingara/Honey Valley , Kodagu

Like every year once again during the same time we are conducting an amphibian camp these monsoons with the very knowledgeable team of Dr. Gururaja KV. We will be in the hills of Honey Valley learning about amphibians. How to observe, identify, take scientific notes and lots more.

We will be amidst the great Western Ghats with the most passionate amphibian experts. Providing the participants with lots of opportunity to interact and learn from the experts.

We will spend two nights searching for the amphibians and in the day we shall have few presentations from the experts or the participants who ever wishes to share anything with the group.

Rough Itinerary:
Day 1:
7:00 am – Depart From Bangalore
2:00 pm – Reach Honey Valley – Freshen up Lunch
3:00 pm – Rest after the travel
4:00 pm – Presentation Time
5:00 pm – Snacks
6:30 pm – Frogging Time
8:30 pm – Dinner

Day 2:
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – Presentation Time
12:00 pm – Free Time
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Presentation Time
5:00 pm – Snacks
6:30 pm – Frogging Time
8:30 pm – Dinner

Day 3:
7:00 am – Nature Walk
8:00 am – Break Fast
9:00 am – Feed Back Time
12:00 pm – Depart for Bangalore

The workshop fee covers all the costs of food and lodging (sharing) at honey valley, transportation from Bangalore and back, and fees for the experts.
Cost: Rs. 12500 / person

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