he first month’s program, ‘The universe to India’ took students on a journey through our universe, our solar system, and finally the earth, and culminated in a look at India’s amazing biodiversity. ‘Nagarahole: Tales from an Indian Jungle’, a documentary film by Shekar Dattatri was screened to give students a glimpse into life in a thriving jungle through its various seasons. The screening was followed by a Q&A.
Students were given wildlife and conservation related activity tasks to take home, reflect on, and bring their work during the next session. They were also asked to write about and illustrate their current understanding of nature and environmental issues. A pre-program survey was conducted to analyse the level of nature and conservation awareness among the participating students.