STORM SNAKE WORKSHOP 15th Edition | Decenber 2020
Learn from the best in snake rescue and relocation, Learn from NATGEO fame Gowri Shankar
A comprehensive snake rescue and relocation workshop
Join the ever growing group of elite rescuers in Chennai
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STORM CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
DECEMBER 19 & 20 15TH EDITION. 25 LIMITED SEATS. REGISTER NOW

A pioneer initiative by NatGeo fame herpetologist Gowri Shankar, a workshop for animal lovers, snake rescuers and for all who want to enhance their career in ecology. Get rid of your snake phobia and learn how to manage with snakes entering your property.

About Gowri Shankar

Gowri Shankar has been involved with reptiles for more than a decade . 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 King Cobra ‘, ‘Asia’s Deadliest Snake’, and ‘Wildest India’ by BBC, National Geographic Channel, NatGeoWild and Discovery Channel.

STORM Scientific Training On Reptile Management

India's most appreciated snake workshop

Learn with great depths in the subject. Live rescues, taxonomy, identification, professional equipment and more.

STORM ADULT

18 & 19 APRIL, 2020
Rs,6850
  • Conducted in person by Herpetologist Gorwi Shankar
  • A two day weekday program. Get ready to go pro
  • Stay options available
  • India's foremost snake rescue certification workshop
  • Wild Irula snake Walk
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Program Details

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.
 
Day 1
Registration
Workshop begins
Discussion: Introduction to reptiles snake #taxonomy
Identification of snakes, scale counting.
Lunch :
Rescue techniques using professional equipment
Snake rescue practical session
How not to rescue snakes
Optional: Night Walk herping in the farm.
 
Day 2
Snake walk with Gowri Shankar and #Irulas @Nemeli
First aid for snake bites. Maintaining a stud book
Legal issues and remedies
Lunch:
Environmental education
Awareness during rescues
Identifying relocation sites and snake release
 
Who can attend?
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.
 
When & Where?
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Two days, December 14 & 15, 2019
Location: Jacob’s Farm, Thalambur, Off Navalur, OMR
 
Course Fee:
BEFORE 10th December Rs. 6,850/-
AFTER 10th December : Rs. 7,500/-
 
Includes:
Two days workshop,
Irula Walk.
Education material.
Lunch
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
 
OPTIONAL ACCOMODATION:
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.
 
Register here:
https://forms.gle/7AbHTW6BZ8CWeYU86
 
Contact:
team@bayoflife.org
Or call Mr.Jai at +91 98846 59995

Participants speak

"I have attended a lot of workshops on numerous nature & wildlife matter and would rate this as one of the best I have been to. Your workshop really helped expand my knowledge on snakes. Definitely a workshop for anyone who works with reptiles, no matter how long they have worked with them. Very informative and I came away with knowledge to help me rescue snakes with risk free techniques. Addition to your presence, inclusion of a session with Ganesh was very useful.Can't forget the Irula - Kali"

— Vijay Neelakantan