The Young Naturalist Club is an afterschool programme which is based on the premise of 'Last Child in the Woods' which demonstrated the fact that how modernization and changing lifestyles have taken our children away from woods and made them homebound, as that's where all electrical outlets are. The purpose of the club is to expose children to different natural ecosystems and reconnect them with woods within their own home city. If you think you want your child to be an outdoor person and wish for a healthy growing years, inoculating your child with 'Nature Bug' will make all the change.
Age group: 8-14 years
Venue: iNaturewatch Foundation Office, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Themes: Butterflies, Trees, Birds
Faculty: Isaac Kehimkar, Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi, Preeti Dalvi, Wilma D'Cunha
Field Trips: Based on the group size, a field trip could be planned to nearby locations on Saturdays. These will be however charged at Rs.150/- per person.
There will be following five modules:
1. Masterclass on Butterflies: This includes four sessions where the student will learn about butterfly identification, gardening for butterflies, butterfly photography and methods of studying butterfly lifehistories.
2. Masterclass on Trees: This will include four sessions which will address tree identification, adaptation in trees, tree craft and making an inventory of trees.
3. Masterclass on Birds: This includes four sessions where the student will learn about bird identification, gardening for birds, bird calls and methods of birdwatching.