Explore Wonders of the Natural World
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
In the 20th century, our species is well equipped with all the materialistic things we need for our survival. Our daily life is not focused on looking for the very basic things which are food and shelter. We are more towards accumulating things for our own leisure and to achieve this we are putting huge pressure on our natural world. We are cutting our forests, killing wildlife and it always seems like the natural world is under our possession. This needs to be changed and we must do something to make our young generation aware if we need to have a stable natural world.
Our grant by the National Geographic Society
We have received a year-long grant from the National Geographic Society to conduct a biodiversity documentation project with the children of our village Kandbari, in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
Spending most of the time indoors might have allowed you to observe the natural world or biodiversity around you during the lockdown. And a lot of questions might come to you. Life Meets the Lens attempts to create a shared space for people who love to explore great questions about our natural world. It is a two-day basic level workshop for nature enthusiasts in a quaint Himalayan village called Bir, adjacent to dense pine forests. Small hikes to the jungle with ocular lenses, biodiversity observation, and many exciting group activities will form the routine of these two days. We will share life stories of different creatures through our Natural History Museum. Learn how to find mushrooms around you, the basics of identifying them, and the role of these magnificent organisms in our ecosystem.