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To build capacities of urban communities for nature conservation and climate change through citizen science in India
iNaturewatch Foundation is a charitable trust (reg. E-1074 dt. 13 May 2016) working in the field of urban biodiversity across the country since 2014. We aim at developing environmentally sensitive citizens by engaging them with environment through our various innovative initiatives
We are a diverse team of young and wise, committed and passionate workers.
Isaac Kehimkar, Chairman/Director
Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi, Founder & Managing Trustee
Priti Choghale, Programmes Manager
Preeti Dalvi, Programmes Officer
October is marked as a peak month as most the butterfly diversity could be seen during this month. More than caterpillars, the adults are seen more fleeting around. Tiger butterflies are most common ones to be seen, this also time when the pansies make their appearances.
Post-monsoon is best time for wildflowers to sprout on open plateaus and grasslands. This season marks with surge of bell-shaped glories. This also marks end of the monsoon season and the flowers will be gone by this month end.
The birds are more heard than seen during this season. As they prepare for the nesting season, a good amount of activity could be seen in any wooded areas. Ashy Prinias, Rufous backed shrikes, Indian robins and bulbuls dominate the scene.
We conduct full day and half day nature walks in the nearby wilderness areas of any given location in India. We also conduct walks within city parks and gardens where we promote garden education among schools and colleges. Currently we are offering nature trails in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Bengaluru. We also offer online courses and carry out projects that help environment.
We conduct short-term Online Courses which are one of its kind covering the following aspects of wildlife and environment:
We conduct summer and winter camps for children as well as families. Mostly these are day camps. The camps are designed to excite a child's mind with the wonders of nature and give them first hand experience on experiencing nature. The camp is mixture of outdoor as well indoor activities. We offer such camps in Mumbai and Bengaluru.
We conduct day long workshop on various topics related to environment. These workshops provides knowledge as well as handson experience on relevant topics:
In collaboration with United Way Mumbai, we have been conducting this unique mangrove awareness programme- Shorekeepers of Mumbai.
The programme includes talks and quiz based on mangroves. As well as mangrove walks. This is a FREE programme which is available for schools, colleges and community groups in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
Since last year, we started our activities in Bangalore. In collaboration with Karnataka State Forest Department we conducted bimonthly free walks in Thurahalli Forest Tree Park. Besides we are also conducting other range of educational programmes such as workshops and walks to different green zones of Bangalore
We have designed 20 programmes, 5 camps, 5 online courses, 3 workshops, 5 themed lectures and 3 projects.
We reached to 2803 people from six cities in the country. On social media we have 2281 likes for our Facebook Page with 2354 followers, 79 followers on Twitter and 288 followers on Instagram
A product of Ladybird Environmental Consulting is a series of nature based Mobile apps developed to promote nature study widely across Indian cities.
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