Wild IQ - Field to Lab

 20th-22nd Oct 2023  |  Venue: KCRE, Agumbe

Eligibility:  14 years and above

We share the planet with 15 million different species of which only 2 million are known to science.
How many of these do you know ? Can you tell them apart  ?
At Wild IQ’s  Field to Lab sessions you will explore these basic constructs comprehensively.
What you will learn…
  • What is a species?
  • How do we know a species when we find one?
  • Classic viewpoints on what constitutes a species
  • Basic methods to identify species
  • Hands-on experience with basic phylogenetic software
  • Analyzing how spatial ecology applies to snake populations and habitat utilization.
  • Introduction to radiotelemetry and its applications in wildlife research
  • On-Field Snake Tracking Experience
  • Examining real-world examples of snake species discovery through radiotelemetry and spatial ecology.
  • Species Discovery and Tools

Are you ready to take your learning from the field to the lab ?

Course Director

Priyanka Swamy

Ph D scholar, 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.


Open to ALL above 14 years.


Dates: 20th to 22nd Oct 2023 (Fri-Sun)

Maximum no of participants: 12


Rs. 13,650/-

* Pickup and drop to Guddekere bus stop
* Accommodation in tents
* Veg/non-veg food
* Program charges, and
* Educational materials.
* Transportation to KCRE
* Personal expenses