We have authored publications for schools; Environmental Handbook for Schools of CBSE and SSC is being developed for Rotary Club Mumbai. We have already developed curriculum supportive handbooks. These books will play an important role in bridging the gap between knowledge and facts. It will make it easy for teachers to comprehend the knowledge and part it to the kids in the simplest way. With creative activities and loads of examples to support, learning about the environment has never been more fun. The topics range from our environment, water, air soil, biodiversity etc. We have added fun activities at every node of each chapter along with fun facts that keeps the reader interested. towards the end, we have also added charts and tables for data collection in order to give the kids a sort of first-hand experience of the nature and its biodiversity.
Client: Rotary Club Mumbai
Project Duration: May 2021 - Sep 2022
We have developed a 120 page fully illustrated guidebook for schools. This guidebook includes 35 DIY activities that students can carry out at their homes or school. There are seven themes; Trees, Insects, Birds, Kitchen Gardening, Gardening for Wildlife, Sustainable Lifestyles and Green School. Each theme is supported with a two page background information having five activities each. Students are also provided with readymade datasheets which could be downloaded/printed for use. Each activity is supported with a simple protocol. The aim of the book is to get our children more involved with research and contribute to citizen science. The book is compiled by Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi. This book will be publised by Earthwatch Institute of India who will keep this resource available online for free download
Client: Earthwatch Institute
Project Duration: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021
The field guide is meant for beginners therefore the language used is non-technical. It features descriptions of 773 species from 37 micro and macro moth families depicted in 156 colour plates.
More than 1000 colour photographs of moths have been used.
This is our first publication under our own publishing vertical - Birdwing Publishers
We believe in simplifying scientific information for easy understanding by one and all. In this endeavour, we developed foldable field guides with 5-folds. This includes 40 species of plants and animals found in mangroves of Greater Mumbai. This is a bilingual field guide developed in English and Hindi.
Client: United Way Mumbai
Project Duration: Nov 2016 - Jun 2017
The Marathi version is under preparation.
This includes 30 species of butterflies and birds each found in and around Govardhan Ecovillage.
Project Duration : Oct-Dec 2017
We have completed the development of the Field Guide to Common Wildflowers of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Authored by Isaac Kehimkar and Dr V. Shubhalaxmi, this book was developed for Forest Department who will be publishing this book. Our technical expertise has been Dr Rajendra Shinde. The 100-page book includes a detailed account of 100 species of wildflowers that are commonly seen throughout the park during the year. The content for each species includes ethnobotany as well as ecological information besides botanical. The technical jargon is kept to a minimum. We have also included the possible location of these flowers within the park.
Client: Maharashtra Forest Dept.
Project Duration: Oct 2016- Nov 2018