19th - 20th JUNE 2021
For 13- 17 year olds

How much do you know about snakes, crocodilians, lizards, and turtles ?

With over 10,000 species and 2700 subspecies, reptiles are the second largest group of vertebrates in the world.

What kind of habitats do they live in? 
What is their life cycle like?
What do they prey upon? What techniques do they use?
How do they avoid being predated?
What kind of research is underway?                                         

Do these questions intrigue you?
If yes, then STORM Junior is for you.

  • Grasp the basics and dive deep into the life of reptiles.
  • Understand the science behind why reptiles do what they do?
  • Tread into the world of herp research on snakes, turtles, crocodiles and lizards
  • Interact with researchers to find out why and how to study reptiles.

Meet your Researchers

Priyanka Swamy

PhD Student, University of Mysore

Priyanka has diverse experience across ecological field and laboratory work. As part of the Phylogeography of king cobras project, she has travelled to king cobra habitats across the world and has experience with phylogenetic and population genetics tools to understand evolutionary and biogeography patterns and assist conservation prioritisation. She has also addressed questions related to diversity pattern, population structure and drivers of diversification of the Ranids of the Western Ghats and other herpetofauna.

An excellent environment educator, she has co-conducted a wide range of outreach programs for diverse audiences from school and college students, to forest officials, researchers, and enthusiasts.

She is now embarking on her PhD project on Malabar pit vipers which will mark the beginning of a topic long-awaited to be discovered.

Maheshwaran Govender

Erasmus Mundus Scholar
(MSc.) Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems

ULB – Université libre de Bruxelles


Mahesh is as much a focused environment educator as he is a lifelong learner.

He has amassed experience as an intern across diverse taxa, ranging from sea turtles, king cobras, Malabar pit vipers, and plants like Prosopis juliflora, Picrorhiza kurroa.

He has worked as an environmental educator at Discovery Kids, KCRE, and Pitchandikulam Forest.



8th to 12th grade kids 

(13 to 17 yrs).


19th & 20th June 2021

5 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)


ONLY 25 seats!


Rs. 1685/-

Earn certificate on completing the course.