We have a range of hands-on programmes, where you can work alongside scientists, naturalists, conservation professionals and subject experts. The programmes will help you understand nature conservation and environmental sustainability-related issues and what you can do to help the conservation efforts.
Scientific research and innovation are at the heart of our programmes, and they create an educational experience with transformational learning and a feeling of empowerment and purpose.
Teachers return to their classrooms reinvigorated, ready to bring science to life. Students discover a new excitement for learning science and the environment. Executives increase their understanding and engagement in sustainability to help their organisations in creating environmentally sound initiatives and sustainable business practices. Self-help groups are trained in apiculture and sustainable farming practices, and skill development programmes are organised in energy-efficient technologies and in making eco-friendly goods and bags to reduce plastic pollution.
Our experiential learning programmes help teachers learn innovative methods in teaching environmental science in a way that helps students reconnect with nature.
Teach Earth programme helps in integrating hands-on learning into the curriculum to promote critical thinking in the classroom and to bring science to life.
In citizen science programmes, students work with scientists to understand and appreciate the natural world. Students get more out of doing science as a citizen scientist. It helps them to be innovative with improved decision making and problem-solving skills. They are inspired to take positive actions for a sustainable environment.
Our programmes on sustainability and climate action equip executives and stakeholders with knowledge and skills they will need to generate an effective response to sustainability challenges. Through interaction with scientists and subject experts, they develop a broader understanding of the issues and actions we need to take to support sustainability in our environment.
Our programme on sustainable farming practices focuses on the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable production of food and agriculture products. The programme also includes sessions on scientific beekeeping for self-help groups. Our skill development programme ‘From weed and waste towards wealth’ involves training in making eco-friendly goods from water hyacinth. These environment-friendly bags and baskets help in reducing plastic pollution and in enhancing livelihood opportunities.
Forests are the lungs of our city. Lakes and Waterbodies function as freshwater ecosystems, perform vital ecological functions and provide essential environmental services. They control urban flooding, support biodiversity and bird species and recharge groundwater aquifers. Our specially curated experiential learning modules help develop an understanding of the importance of urban forests and water bodies in our lives.
As a citizen scientist, you will get an opportunity to monitor water quality for scientific studies such as measuring pH, TDS, turbidity, nitrate, phosphate and visual parameters. You will use scientific methods to learn about trees by the DBH measurement/tree diameter to estimate trees’ volume, biomass, and carbon storage.
You will monitor trees, birds and pollinators as part of the programme using our mobile applications such as ‘Tree Watch’
‘Bird Find’ ‘Pollinators’ and ‘Bees and Butterflies’, as field guides.
Bees and butterflies add beauty to our gardens. Our programme will help you learn about bees and butterflies and their role as pollinators. As a citizen scientist, you will identify and monitor the bees and butterflies using our mobile application, ‘Pollinators’, as a field guide. Using the handy counters, you will count the bees. You will also learn about making your garden pollinator-friendly.
Teach Earth programme will help you with new and innovative teaching methods using a field-based and experiential learning approach. Teach Earth provides an opportunity to step outdoors in the natural ecosystem with field scientists and learning experts to design citizen science and experiential learning programmes on a wide range of subject areas.
We have developed an educational programme on WASH to engage with students and teachers as a community science initiative. The programme aims to increase awareness of safe and clean water, sanitation and hygiene practices for health and well-being. The programme also includes sessions on rainwater harvesting and water conservation, hand-washing and hygiene.
We work with students, teachers, meteorologists, and air quality experts. As citizen scientists, students see air pollution monitoring as a community science programme to understand air quality issues. The project gets them hands-on with scientific tools. Knowledge and understanding about air pollution help them realise that the environment is central to our lives, and the air is a resource that we all share, and we must take care of it.
The Sustainability Programme helps executives build an understanding of environmental sustainability and climate action. The programme includes sessions with scientists and subject experts on understanding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The participants enhance their knowledge about the interconnections between environment, society and economy by understanding the links between the SDGs. The programme has sessions on case studies with experts and practitioners on what individuals and businesses could do to contribute to sustainable strategies and responsible consumption and production.
Biodiversity and Agriculture are interdependent. Conservation of biodiversity is essential for the sustainable production of food and agriculture products. The training programme promotes sustainable farming practices. Specially curated sessions are organised on scientific beekeeping for self-help groups.
Water hyacinth is known for its elastic yet tough property. It could be turned into fibre for making eco-friendly bags and handicrafts. We organise skill development programmes for self-help groups in villages to help them create eco-friendly goods to enhance their income. Eco-friendly bags also help to reduce plastic pollution.