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You can learn about bugs, plants, and gardening virtually! Learn real facts, enjoy experiential learning, get outdoors on your self-guided field trips and get mentored by experts in the field ……. everything online!

1. KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS:

City people are fond of gardening….not because they have ample space for gardening but it another way around. If you’re thinking about starting a small vegetable garden but feel like a total newbie, this course is all you need!

Topics covered:
1. Essentials of Gardening
2. Building Garden Foundation
3. Selection of Plants
4. Plantation Techniques
5. Garden Care
6. Garden Education

Course Faculty:
* Course Coordinators:Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi
* Guest Faculty: Mr. Julius Rego, Community Farming Expert; Mr. Sandip Chavan, Terrace Farming Expert; Ms. Renee Vyas, Urban Farmer.

Course Duration: 3 months (1st April- 30th June2018)
Course Fees: 6500/- per head

2. BOTANY FOR BEGINNERS:

The purpose of this course is to make people fall in love with plants and understand that they have too much of character which misses a human eye. If plants fascinate you or you wish to get fascinated then this course is for you.

Topics covered:
1. Introduction to Plant World
2. Plant Families and identification tips
3. Adaptation in plants
4. Pollination Biology
5. Threatened plants of India
6. Plant Education

Course Faculty:
*Course Coordinators: Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi
*Guest Faculty: Dr. Rajendra Shinde, Botanist; Dr. H. M Pandit, Botanist, Ms. Renee Vyas, Tree Activist

Course Duration: 3 months (1st April- 30th June 2018)
Course Fees: 6500/- per head

3. BUGS FOR BEGINNERS:

Insects are the most abundant animals on earth. As you will see, insects are just about everywhere! If you take the time to observe them carefully, you will find them very interesting.

Topics covered:
1. Insect World
2. Insect Groups
3. Insect Adaptation
4. Insect Homes
5. Insect Family Life
6. Insect Study

* Course Coordinators: Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi
* Guest Faculty: Dr.Uniyal; Dr. Kakkassery; Dr. George Mathew

Course Duration: 3 months (1st April- 30th June 2018)
Course Fees: 6500/- per head

4. BIRDS FOR BEGINNERS:
India is home to the largest number of bird species in the world. We are blessed with more than 1300 species. Owing to the popularity of birds and bird watching around us.....

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Introduction to Birds
2. Bird Body and Adaptation
3. Bird Groups (Bird families, forest birds, grassland birds and waders)
4. Bird Architecture
5. Bird Breeding Biology ( Bird calls, egg to fledging journey)
6. Bird conservation (Migration, Threatened birds, Conservation Projects)

* Course Coordinators: Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi
* Guest Faculty: Dr. Asad Rahmani, Dr. Ketaki Martak, Mr. Nitin Bhopale, Dr. Ketaki Martak.

COURSE DURATION: 3 months (1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018)
Course Fees: 6500/- per head

5. GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE:

As the cities are expanding and getting smarter, the natural spaces are shrinking and becoming fewer, we urban denizens could yet create spaces for wildlife to thrive into our small and big gardens. Interestingly metros and cities of India still host a wide range of wildlife that has mastered the art of living with us. Probably with some more help, we could retain the balance between our world and the natural world.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Introduction to wildlife-friendly gardens
2. Landscaping for wildlife
3. Plantation for wildlife
4. Caring for garden and Wildlife
5. Documenting Wildlife
6. Garden Education

* Course Coordinators: Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi


** WHO SHOULD ENROLL?
Anyone with interest in ornithology and a yearning for knowledge about birds.

**WHY ENROLL WITH US?
On successful completion of the course including the activities, you will receive a certificate validating your learning. Besides, the course will be a great experiential learning experience for you and will also give you a chance to interact with experts in the field.

**COURSE TEAM: Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi (Course Coordinator), Ms. Priti Choghale (Course Manager), Ms. Preeti Dalvi (Course Executive).

**COURSE STRUCTURE:
Hours of study: 5-6 hours/week

** Study Resources: 6 chapters with videos
The Course management system is Moodle wherein we will offer Online assignments (6 no.), Online Quiz (3 no.), Google Hangouts with Experts (6 no.), Local Field Visits{Participantwill have to do their own} (3 no.), Project work (1), Hands-on activities (3) and Final exam (1).

*For registration:
Call on 9987013144 or email at inaturewatch@gmail.com.

*Last date for registration: 27th March 2018

*Bank Details
Bank Account Name : INaturewatch Foundation
Bank Name In Full : Corporation Bank
Savings Account Number : 116000101001428
IFSC Code : Corp0001160
Bank Address : Corporation Bank, 1160 Kharghar, Om Sai, Shop No 7-11, 23/C, Sector 7, Service Road, Kharghar – West, Navi Mumbai - 410210, Thane District, Maharashtra