Host : A Rocha

A Rocha India is actively involved in conducting environmental awareness programs and it’s field study centre on the fringes of Bannerghatta national park is a fully functional rustic house set amidst the local community where one can enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Where the Wild Things Are

It’s a nature exploring camping, which imparts the understanding of occurrence and adaptation of species inside forest regions, on the fringes of forest areas and in urban settings.

Sessions:
1.  Photography Session:
This session on the art of taking photos in settings of diverse environmental conditions with appropriate safety precautions.
This would also provide platform to tone your skills to capture both still and moving objects especially animals.

2. Night Walk:
A walk in the late evening observing nocturnal animals and their adaptation techniques to night life.

3. Bird Walk:
A walk along the fringes of Bannerghatta National Park to expose participants to forest settings, diversity of plants and trees along with bird watching.

4. Human-Wildlife Conflict

It’s an exposure visit to a farmer’s land to understand the degree of co-existence in living in close proximity to forest areas.
* Visit to kalkere forest
*Interaction with villagers
*Indoor session
*Discussion
*Elephant corridor know how.

5.  Camping Techniques:
An introductory session on the basics of camping, installing tents, precautions and codes for having a safe camp.  This also provides a platform for building team work between participants to create the necessary camp setting.

6.Nature Walks

Nature trails have been created around the field study center at Kasserguppe, offering participants experience of the biodiversity in the eco-tones abutting the Bannerghatta National Park.

While trekking through these trails participants are given an understanding of some of the conservation challenges that this landscape faces.

7.Birdwatching

Kasserguppe could be considered an ornithologist’s haven with the diversity of habitats available for avian fauna. From water bodies, open fields, scrub lands and forests it contains over 80 species of birds to be admired. Our own backyard at the field study center contains a number of birds which can be leisurely viewed through our machan! (tree platform)