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Courses

The following courses have a comprehensive content and are conducted only once every year in their fixed season based slots. These slots have been decided taking into consideration the tree flowering, bird migration and butterfly seasons. Anyone from standard 8th and above can attend these courses. The only prerequisite is an active interest in nature and willingness to study.

Certificate Course in Field Botany

The course covers Plant Identification, Habitats, Ecology & Conservation

Lecture Topics : 

Evolutionary History & Diversity of plants, Morphology - Habit, Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower, Fruit & Seed -, Nomenclature, Classification, Keys to important families of flowering plants, Plant communities in different ecosystems & their adaptations, Plant Associations, Anatomy, Insect-plant interaction, Phenology, Succession, RET species & their conservation, Ethnobotany, Basic Photography and other topics.


Field Visits:

Jijamata Udyan, Sagar Upavan, SGNP Yeoor, Mangrove Watch, Dattaji Salvi Udyan and other locations.

Faculty:

Dr. Mangala Borkar, Dr. Rajendra Shinde, Dr. Avinash Patil, Dr. Vinaya Ghate, Dr. Nagesh Tekale, Dr. Amol Patwardhan, Vikrant Ghanekar, Shrikant Ingalhalikar, Subodh Khanolkar, Seema Hardikar, Rajendra Karnik, Seema Nitsure

Library facility is provided free of cost to participants of this course.

Printed Course Book is provided to all participants at the time of registration.

This course is conducted in Marathi & English.

All participants are expected to complete a project and present it during this course as eligibility for the certificate. However there is no examination.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about plants & their conservation can register, science background not mandatory.

Registration for this course begins in the month of January.​

Duration : 3 months

Lectures on Saturdays & Sundays between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, field visits on Sunday mornings 

Course Content : 25 lectures & 5 field visits

Basic Ornithology

A certificate course covering Life History, Behaviour, Ecology & Conservation of Birds

Basic Ornithology

Lecture Topics : 

Evolution of Birds, Avian Diversity, Avian Anatomy and Physiology, Avian Ecology, Avian Adaptations, Bird Habitats, Bird Migration, Breeding and Seasonality, Reproductive Strategies, Food and Feeding Behaviour, Birds as Architects, Bird-plant Associations, Bird Communication, Bird Photography, Bird Call Recording, Field Data Collection, Avian Diseases, Endemism and Extinction, IBA

Field Visits:

Nagla Block SGNP, Uran Wetlands, Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Bhandup Pumping Station, Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary

Faculty:

Dr Sasikumar Menon, Saurabh Sawant, Dr Parvish Pandya, Anand Pendharkar, Avinash Bhagat, Kedar Bhat, Dr Deepa Katyal, Shakuntala Mazumdar, Sharad Apte, Seema Hardikar, Sachin Main, Dr Raju Kasambe, Raghunandan Welankar

Library facility is provided free of cost to participants of this course.

This course is conducted in Marathi & English.

All participants are expected to complete a project and present it during this course as eligibility for the certificate. However there is no examination.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about birds & their conservation can register, science background not mandatory.

Duration : 3 months

Lectures on Saturdays & Sundays between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, field visits on Sunday mornings 

Course Content : 25 lectures & 5 field visits