COVID Guideline apply. Maximum 25 participants only. Please bring along a recent COVID19 negative test report along for the workshop. Test report should be not be 5 days older than December 19th, 2020.
Get up-close with snakes, learn to identify, rescue and relocate with National Geographic fame Gowri Shankar. Join the 15th edition of this limited seats certification workshop. Become the snake guy in your area!
STORM – Scientific Training on Reptile Management. Be it novice snake rescuers, students, enthusiasts who would like to hone their knowledge or others who want to learn right and ethical methods of handling them, this comprehensive bi-series workshop is an open door to learning about reptiles.
This workshop in collaboration with Bay of Life Surf School & Surf Shop introduces basics about #reptiles, identification methods of #snakes, snake #rescue protocols, equipment, legal issues and #conservation implications. The highlight is an opportunity to attend live snake rescue calls where participants practically learn everything about rescue and #relocation of snakes.
Discussion: Introduction to reptiles snake #taxonomy
Identification of snakes, scale counting.
Rescue techniques using professional equipment
Snake rescue practical session
Optional: Night Walk herping in the farm.
Snake walk with Gowri Shankar and #Irulas @Nemeli
First aid for snake bites. Maintaining a stud book
Legal issues and remedies
Identifying relocation sites and snake release
Anybody over 18 yrs of age, who has a keen interest and passion to learn about snakes, snake rescuers who would like to hone their skills, those who are considering #herpetology as a career choice and those who want to get over their fear of snakes.
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Two days, December 14 & 15, 2019
Location: Jacob’s Farm, Thalambur, Off Navalur, OMR
BEFORE 10th December Rs. 6,850/-
AFTER 10th December : Rs. 7,500/-
Morning and evening snack and tea for two days.
Sunday morning Irula wild walk transportation: from the venue to the irula walk location.
Does not include: Breakfast & accommodation
A) Bring your own tent! Pitch it at Jacobs farm Rs.300/night pitching fee.
Room at the venue available for upto 4 female participants. Rs. 600 a night.
Nearby accommodation options available at Navalur- Thalambur.(OMR)
Who is conducting the camp?
Gowri Shankar has been involved with reptiles for more than a decade and has worked at some of the premier reptile conservation centres in #India. He is an authority on the ecology of king cobras and has been featured in several #wildlife documentaries like the King and I, Secrets of the #kingcobra, Asia’s deadliest snake, and Wildest India by #BBC, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild India and Discovery Channel respectively.
Or call Mr.Jai at +91 98846 59995