After the success of two batches in January and March 2012 the third batch completed level one of the STORM (Scientific Training on Reptile Management) series of workshops. Students, professionals, researchers, snake rescuers and reptile enthusiasts made up the team and a common passion for snakes and reptiles set the tone.
Here’s the enthusiastic bunch…
…. And this is what they have to say:
” it was a fantastic workshop, very informative and useful for all levels irrespective of whether they had any prior knowledge or experience with snakes. I have been rescuing snakes for years now and though I knew some basics, I felt the information shared was very useful and did not seem repetitive. I however felt that we should be given an opportunity to handle a venomous snake during the workshop” — Frank Benjamin, snake rescuer, Valparai,TN.
“very informative, enjoyed the rescue calls and also learnt more about behavior of snakes”
“The workshop was very well organized, it was a perfect blend of theory and practicals”— Anne Mathias, professional
“I learnt about Do’s and Dont’s while snake handling, which I think is very vital for this profession”— Kausar, MBA
“very informative, gave me confidence to take it to the next level”— Veeraraj, Entrepreneur
“working with the masters like Gowri Shankar and Snake Shyam, it was an excellent experience. Learnt a lot about rescue and relocation and identification of snakes will become easier now”— Dr. Suraj, Doctor
“Liked the structure of the workshop, basics about snakes, the big 4,legal issues, first aid for snake bites, rescue & relocation, Snake Shyam was a celebrity to be with and loved the live rescue calls”—Rangaprasad Sampth, Entrepreneur
” I gained good knowledge on Snake identification, scale counting particularly helped a lot”—Prajwal, Software Engineer
“Excellent workshop! it helped me overcome the fear of snakes and I also got an idea how rescues can be done without causing any damage to the snake”—Akshaeya Ashok, BSc Graduate
STORM: Level Two : Captive Management of Reptiles, is scheduled for the 10th & 11th November 2012.
STORM: Level Three: Research Methodologies, will happen at Agumbe from the 28th to 30th December 2012.
For more details check : https://pogirigowrishankar.wordpress.com/workshops-camps/
For registration please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
A fresh batch of the STORM series will begin from January 2013.