Scientific Training On Reptile Management

Certification Workshop on Snake Rescue - 15th Edition- CHENNAI DECEMBER 19 & 20 ( Saturday & Sunday)

This 22 hour course will teach you all the required skills needed to positively identify, safely rescue a snake and correctly relocate it in the best environment for both the snake and people. Become a respected snake rescuer in the country.

Who is it for?

  • Amatuer & Semi Pro Snake rescuers
  • Nature Enthusiasts
  • Animal Rescuers
  • Agriculturalists
  • Animal Control
  • Photographers
  • Anyone who has more than average interest in wildlife and herpetology 

Who want to horne their skills and go pro in snake rescue and relocation.

Learn Form The Masters

Gowri Shankar (ChenNai & MYSORE EDITION)

Herpetologist-Founder STORM

Gowri Shankar has been involved with reptiles for more than 2o years. Founder of KCRE and Kalinga Foundation. 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 respectively.

Snake Shyam- ( Mysore Edition)

Senior Snake Rescuer

M. S. Balasubramania popularly known as Snake Shyam, is a snake enthusiast, wildlife conservationist and lecturer in Mysore, India. Shyam has been widely recognized for his work. National Geographic featured him in its Croc Chronicles: Snakes, Karma, Action special. He has also been featured on the Discovery channel

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Learn practically

Snake walk in the wild First aid for snake bites. Maintaining a stud book Legal issues and remedies Environmental education Awareness during rescues Identifying relocation sites and snake release. Live rescues

Professional topics

Discussion: Introduction to reptiles, snake taxonomy Identification of snakes, scale counting. Rescue techniques using professional equipment Snake rescue practical session How not to rescue snakes Night Walk herping in the farm.

STORM 15th Edition - chennai


DECEMBER 19 & 20 2020

STORM is back with its 15th edition. 

A Two day snake workshop with rescue certification, by Herpetologist Gowri Shankar, in association with Bay of Life Foundation Chennai.

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 19 & 20, 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 Wild Walk & Tracking.
Education material.
Lunch for two days Organic vegetarian
Sunday morning Irula wild walk transportation: from the venue to the Irula walk location.
Does not include: Breakfast, Dinner, travel.
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
Call Mr.Jai at +91 98846 59995 for details and registration.

Agumbe

Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology

Mysore

In association with Snake Shyam

Bangalore

Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology

Chennai

In association with Bay of Life Foundation