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rangersprogram

Fun and interactive course with Forsyth’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable young naturalists.

Spread over three days, this course is designed for children (and adults) who are interested in acquiring the basic tools of jungle craft in order to derive greater enjoyment and understanding of any wilderness. The course will operate for just about 2 hours per day with sessions held between safaris and in the evening for 30 – 40 minutes. It is a fun and interactive course with Forsyth’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable young naturalists. The course will cover use of equipment, basics of ecology, learning how to identify different species, using field guides and making field notes and sketches, identifying tracks and basics of nature photography. As an introductory offer there will be no extra charge for this course. Each session will be limited to 6 people. You can attend any sessions you want but will need a minimum of 7 sessions to quality for the certificate!

Itenerary

Day 1

  • 1.1

    An interactive session on Indian Wildlife and a basic introduction to the mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that live among us. – 30 min.

  • 1.2

    A talk on basic safety and field first aid. -15 min.

  • 1.3

    A walk around the property, identifying different habitats and forest types and animals that inhabit them. A briefing on Jungle etiquette and how to behave in the forest. – 45 min.

  • 1.4

    A post safari evening session discussing day’s events, sharing pictures and some fun facts about animals. - 20 min.

Day 2

  • 2.1

    An introduction to some basic equipment like binoculars, telescope and microscope and how to use them. – 30 min.

  • 2.2

    A walk around the property and surrounding villages looking for birds, identifying them using a field guide and making notes. – 1 hour.

  • 2.3

    A post safari evening nature and wildlife quiz – 20 min.

  • 2.4

    Spending time on the machan using night vision equipment and a night walk looking for frogs and other nocturnal creatures. – 45 min.

Day 3

  • 3.1

    Learning to identify tracks and signs of animal presence with the help of a field guide. Measuring prints, identifying droppings and other jungle craft. – 45 min.

  • 3.2

    Looking for butterflies and dragonflies. Observing behavior and learning about their morphology. – 45 min.

  • 3.3

    Being the last session of the program a small test will be held and the participants will receive certificates and some gifts. – 30 min.