• Nature our Teacher - A learning Expedition -22-23-24 Dec

    GHAC Operations Office

    Nature our Teacher - a Learning Expedition Nature has an immense capacity to adapt and survive. To understand how nature adapts, we can study different species and how they adapt and survive in different habitats. Different species in nature are interdependent. Whenever we are challenged, we can look to nature for ideas and solutions. Nature inspires us to innovate and invent. Nature our Teacher is a learning expedition for Kids Aged 10 to 15 years that will run for 5 days from 8 am to 5 pm daily. Parents and School Teachers may also join the expedition. Expedition Design Format Nature Our Teacher is a learning expedition designed on the principles of experiential education and Systems Thinking for educators and children aged 10-15 years to explore, navigate, observe, reflect and learn directly from nature. The children will be assisted by outdoor and experiential educators and subject matter experts to draw inferences and creating meaningful learning from their experiences Kids will be taken to different nature places where they will have opportunity to explore and study the local flora and fauna as part of the learning expedition. Dates: 23-24 Dec. Morning 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily. Parents can drop and pickup the children from Outlife Office in Banjara Hills. The expedition have the following elements as part of its design: 1. Skill Building The first Day focuses on building skills which children will use during the final challenge. The idea is to prepare the crew for the final challenge of the expedition. This will include observation skills. making inferences, using tools and field books for research. 2. Working in Crews we explore and navigate in small crews. The idea is to help children learn how to build on each other's strengths and create a synergy in the group. They need to experience the power of diversity and inclusivity – and how it dramatically increases the richness of ideas, ability to solve problems and capacity to act in crew. As the expedition unfolds, crews will be expected to take more responsibility for the navigation and decision-making. This is important, as it will ensure that the skills learnt before the final challenge become tools for success during the expedition. 3. Final Challenge Expedition will include one big challenge of creating a book of their learnings. These challenges push crewmembers to find strength that they did not know they had. During the final challenge, the leadership is real and the success is theirs to keep. 4. Reflections and Sharing Solitude, reflection and silence replenish our energies and open our minds. It is during the reflection that learners make connections between what they experienced during the expedition and the previous knowledge. It is time for constructing new understanding and knowledge, and most importantly, to rediscover and reinvent Self. 5. Service During service, learners are encouraged to work with communities on real life issues, which gives them an opportunity to practice their new understanding built during the expedition. It also helps them to learn how to contribute meaningfully towards larger community causes and experience the joy of working selflessly. Children also get a first hand experience to empathize and connect with issues of change, equity, justice and denial. The important aspect of service is to experience one's true, larger and abundant self. Facilitator: The expedition is Designed and facilitated by Diyanat Ali Founder, GHAC and Outlife and Team of experts from Outlife Experiential Education. Cost: Rs 1800 per head. Includes Expedition Facilitation, Food and Transport For Registrations call[masked]

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  • Children's Summer Holiday Camp - A Nature trip

    Tadoba wildlife sanctuary

    SUMMER HOLIDAY TRIP for CHILDREN BETWEEN AGE GROUPS 12-16. Children below 12 years to be accompanied by at least 1 parent/adult. This will be a mix of enjoying the nature, Village life, boating and of course the Jungle Safaris - where we can see and hear lots of birds and animals in their natural habitat. Open to all Children between 12-16 age groups. WHERE WILL WE BE GOING? To TADOBA NATIONAL PARK in our neighbouring state of Maharashtra. It is a common saying - Tadoba never disappoints (i.e. the tiger sighting is usually higher here as compared to other Tiger reserves. However, Tiger sighting depends largely on luck and can never be guaranteed. Tadoba is a habitat of a variety of birds and animals - Jungle Fowl, owl, eagles, kingfisher, Bison, deer, wild dogs, wild boars, barking deer, sloth bear, etc. ) (Please RSVP to the waitlist. You will be moved to confirmed list based on receipt of payment). Tadoba, often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidharba”. lies in the district of Chandrapur of Maharashtra. Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary together form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The park gets its name from “Taru” the local deity and the Andhari river that meanders itself through the forest gives the Sanctuary its name. The Tadoba National Park (http://desitraveler.com/telia-tiger-cub-tadoba-tiger-reserve/) is spread across 120 Sq. Kms area at a height of 200 m above sea level. The Park located in the heart of the reserved forest, is a treasure trove of innumerable species of flora and fauna. Flora: Teak, Ain, Bija, Dhaoda, Bamboo, Haldu, Arjun, Tendu, Salai, Jamun, Mahua. Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Chausingha, Wild Boar, Langur. Tentative Itinerary Day 0 - 17th May 10 pm Start for Chandrapur by train Day 1 - 18th May 5 am Reach Chandrapur and get into hired vehicle 6 am check into the guest house. Fresh up and go for a village tour. 9.00 am Come back have breakfast and take rest. 1 pm Lunch 3.30 pm Take the safari ride into the nature and see the sunset also. 6.30 pm back to the guest house. Play games before dinner and then go to sleep. . Day 2- 19th May 5.30 am Take the morning safari ride. 10.00 am back to the guest house. 3 pm Go for the Evening safari 8 pm Before dinner watch documentary movie on animals. 9 pm - Dinner Day 3 - 20th May 6 am Go for boating and trail walk. 9 am come back to the hotel, have breakfast and take rest. Post lunch, at 3.30 pm go for safari. Have Dinner and start for Chandrapur Railway Station Day 4 - 21st May 8.30 am - Reach Hyderabad and disperse. Things to Bring: Will be updated Later. Cost: Rs. 13500- (includes AC Train tickets from Hyderabad to Chandrapur and back, food, Local Transport, AC Guest house Accommodation - 4 sharing with separate accommodation for boys and girls, 4 safari/canter trips, Boating, Nature walk, Village tour, Nature Guide, GHAC Contribution & Service Tax). Please make an advance payment of Rs. 7500/-by 10th April for Safari and Accommodation booking) and balance amount can be made in the first week of May, 2017. DSLR Camera Charges extra as applicable. Payment : Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure Account No:[masked] Account Type: Savings Bank: Axis Bank Limited Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills. IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] Payment Remark- Please mention[masked]_yourchildname in your payment transaction http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=238646073 Alternately you can make payment using credit/debit/netbanking using the below link RSPV to waiting list. On confirmation of Receipt of paymentAdvance payment of Rs. 7500/- (for Train, Safari and Advance for Accommodation booking), will your child be confirmed for the trip. For advance payment use this link http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=238646073&inr=7500 Balance amount of Rs. 6000/- to be made using this link http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=238646073&inr=6000 RSPV and payment to be made positively since Train tickets and SAFARI needs to be booked in advance. Contact Event Host: Rajani [masked]/ [masked])

  • Safari with the wild - Tadoba National Park

    Tadoba wildlife sanctuary

    LAND OF TIGERS - TADOBA NATIONAL PARK Open to all age groups above 5 years. It is a common saying - Tadoba never disappoints (i.e. the tiger sighting is usually higher here as compared to other Tiger reserves. However, Tiger sighting depends largely on luck and can never be guaranteed). Please RSVP to the waitlist. You will be moved to going list upon receipt of payment Tadoba, often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidharba”. lies in the district of Chandrapur of Maharashtra. Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary together form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The park gets its name from “Taru” the local deity and the Andhari river that meanders itself through the forest gives the Sanctuary its name. The Tadoba National Park (http://desitraveler.com/telia-tiger-cub-tadoba-tiger-reserve/) is spread across 120 Sq. Kms area at a height of 200 m above sea level. The Park located in the heart of the reserved forest, is a treasure trove of innumerable species of flora and fauna. Flora: Teak, Ain, Bija, Dhaoda, Bamboo, Haldu, Arjun, Tendu, Salai, Jamun, Mahua. Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Chausingha, Wild Boar, Langur. Tentative Itinerary Day 0 - Friday 10 pm Start from Hyd by train Day 1 - Saturday 5 am Reach Chandrapur and get into hired vehicle 6 am check into the guest house. Fresh up and go for morning safari 10 am Come back have breakfast and take rest. 1 pm Lunch 3 pm Take the safari ride into the nature and see the sunset also. 6.30 pm back to the guest house. Day 2- Sunday 5.30 am Take the morning safari ride. 10.00 am back to the guest house. 3 pm Go for cycling/walk/bird watch, whichever is feasible 8 pm Post dinner, start back to take train for Hyderabad. Day 3 - Monday 5 am reach Hyderabad and disperse. Things to Bring 1) A good and positive mood. 2) Medicines you need 3) Photo Id ( passport, Employee/College Id, Pan card/Election Card/ Driving License) with a xerox copy – compulsory to be shown at the park entrance. Cost: Rs. 9000- (includes SL Train tickets from Hyderabad to Chandrapur and back, food for 3rd-4th, Guest house Accommodation - sharing basis, 3 safari trips, cycling, GHAC Contribution & Service Tax). Please make an advance payment of Rs. 4000/-by 15th December for Safari and Accommodation booking) and balance amount can be made in March, 2017. Advance Amount 4000/-(Non Refundable) Note: Safaris need to be booked 120 days in advance. The names and Govt. ids carried by you will be checked by the park authorities at the time of the safari rides. Camera Charges extra as applicable. Payment link: SLOTS FULL all GHAC rules applicable Difference Amount 5000/- Payment link - http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=235370200&inr=5000 Important Safety Advisory for All (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/Important_Safety_Advisory/) Activities Participation Disclaimer (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/Disclaimer/) Club Guidelines (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/club_rules/) Trekking FAQ's (http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/FAQ%27s/) ---------------------------------------------------- Know more about Club at http://www.ghac.in (http://www.ghac.in/) Check upcoming events at Calendar (http://www.ghac.in/calendar.html) Follow us on Social media to know all happenings Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ghac.in) FB Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ghacevents) Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/hydadventure) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ghac_hyderabad) Lastly we will love to hear from you on how we are doing. Please write your views here (https://www.ghac.in/feedback.html) ---------------------------------------------------- Contact Swathi - Whatsapp -[masked] Karthik[masked]

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  • ENRICH(3-Day Residential Workshop For Kids 8-12)By LICH In Association With GHAC

    Grandma's Tales to Detective Series, Of Dwarves, Giants, Wonderlands or Fairies, Or be it secrets unfolding from Hunter's Diaries, Everyone loves listening to Stories! Birds and Beasts have a Story to tell Bees and Trees have a Story to tell Boulders and Brooks have a Story as well! Sands and Snow have a Story to tell Clouds and Constellations have a Story to tell Does your Child want to tell a Story as well? Give your child's creative thinking, imagination, communication and innovation skills a boost through an exciting, informative, interactive and fun-filled workshop in the arms of nature. Following the series of successful workshops in the previous years, LICH presents ENRICH a holistically designed 3 day outdoor, experiential and residential Storytelling and Nature connect Workshop exclusively for 8-12 year old kids on 4th, 5th and 6th October 2016. Areas Children Would Be Exploring: Story Making Connection with Nature Storytelling Eligibility Criteria & Other Information: Age Group: 8-12yrs No. Of Kids: 30 (First Come Basis) Duration: October 3rd, 2016 - October 5th, 2016 Fee: Rs 4500(includes Basic Accommodation in Tents, Basic Food and Travel to and fro from one central point in the city) RSVP Online For The Workshop: https://goo.gl/forms/MvmWYNZYZj7IlIZF2 (http://www.meetup.com/LICH-HYD/events/234223617/) For Registration Contact: Spandana Mob :[masked] Keku SMS :[masked]) [masked] [masked] LICH Site: http://www.meetup.com/LICH-HYD Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/LICH.HYD Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/LICH.HYD RSVP Online For The Workshop: https://goo.gl/forms/MvmWYNZYZj7IlIZF2 (http://www.meetup.com/LICH-HYD/events/234223617/)

  • Bird Watching at Ghaar E Mubarak

    Ghar E Mubarak

    Bird Watching at Ghaar E Mubarak, behind Taramati Baradari Ghar E Mubarak located behind taramati baradari is a Place with Rocks, boulders and Caves, shrubby forest and a lake and a habitat for birds. This is the same place where the Hyderabad Rockathon event was conducted. Birds that are commonly seen here include Red Vented Bulbul, Mynas, Green Bee eaters, munias, sparrows, swifts, Rock Pigeons, Hopoee, Baya Weaver, Large Green Billed Malkoha, Egrets, Lapwings, Spot Billed Ducks, Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Peacocks, Moorhen etc This will be a 3 hours activity and we will try to cover as many birds as we can. We can call it a day by around 8:30 am. Anybody and Everybody including Beginners are welcome to attend this activity. Kids above 10 years can join along with parents. Instructions: Wear light eartly colour clothes that will blend with surroundings Sun cap Binoculars and Field guide Camera Water bottles - 2 litres at least Get fruits/juices/energy bar / something to munch on after and during the trek Have a light breakfast or carry it along. Get your camera if u want to take snaps No Alcohol or Smoking. Keep you phone on silent mode. Avoid talking while bird watching. Note: Please be aware that this is a Heritage Site and sacred to some people, No littering, No noises We will assemble at Taramati Baradari at 5:30 am and proceed to the location which is 2 Kms from taramati. You are required to pay Rs. 50/-(Fifty) towards GHAC Maintenance charges . Please get change. Please RSVP only if you are sure to make it. No Shows and Drop outs are not tolerated. VOLUNTEERS Wanted: If you are a birder or a naturalist and would want to volunteer to conduct events and share your passion with others please write to [masked] Contact: Diyanat Ali[masked] (prefer sms or whatsapp)

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  • Glimpses of Nature - Photo Exhibition 2

    Location visible to members

    $26.00

    GHAC Nature is happy to announce the second annual Photo Exhibition THIS IS A CALL FOR ENTRIES...to this exhibition "Glimpses of Nature" We are looking at pictures of Nature in and around the Deccan Plateau, Nilgiris and Western Ghats that showcase the diversity, colors, beauty, struggle and resilience of nature. What kind of pictures we are looking at You can submit pictures of · Birds · Animals · Insects · Trees · Flowers · Rocks · Lakes · Sunrise/Sunset Preference will be given to pictures taken around cities as we want to showcase nature around Hyderabad. What kinds of pictures are not acceptable: Pictures of captive animals like in cages, zoo, and pets will not be accepted. Checklist before submitting pictures · The picture you are submitting is your own work · The pictures is minimum 3500 px wide on the long edge with[masked] dpi · There is no watermark/copyright mark on the picture. · The picture does not show any kind of nudity or other objectionable material. ( GHAC reserves the right to define the same) Each nature lover can submit upto 5 pictures. You will need to pay a fee for each of your picture selected for the exhibition. Please note that submitting a picture is no guarantee of picture to be selected as GHAC Nature reserves the right to select or reject any picture for the exhibition. The date of Exhibition is: April 8th - 13th Please submit a short bio of yours along with your pictures. It should be between[masked] words and you can give links to your website or online work like flickr/facebook/blog etc. Two lines about the picture submitted would be appreciated (this can cover where the picture was clicked and when) How to submit Pictures RSVP at this link to join the waiting list. Then submit your pictures by email attachment to [masked]. Once your pictures are selected you will receive an email confirming which pictures are accepted. Accordingly you will be advised to make payment to GHAC account . Payments: Payments to be made by clicking the below link: http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=218560682 Once your money is received in the account you will be confirmed for the same and your pictures will be sent for printing and framing. IMPORTANT Points while submitting pictures · Pictures should only be in JPEG/JPG format. However, while printing your selected picture you should be in a position to submit the RAW file also. · There should be no watermark on them · They should be your original work · The long side of picture should be a minimum 3500 px at[masked] dpi. · All pictures should be named like: Your First name Your Last name What is in picture. E.g If your name is Amit Kumar and you are submitting a picture of bulbul this is how you will name the file: Amit Kumar bulbul. jpg. Similarly you will name all your pictures. · All pictures will be offered for sale at exhibition and the money received will be divided 50:50 between you and GHAC Nature. GHAC Nature will use the funds to further promote nature related activities. · Copyright: You retain the copyright of pictures, however by submitting the picture you agree that GHAC, GHAC Nature and its associate club/companies will be allowed to use the pictures for promoting the exhibition and other nature related activities without paying any royalty to you. · Once the exhibition is over please collect your unsold frames from GHAC office, within the next 7 days after which they will be donated to local government schools Questions: Please post here on the comments section and we will be happy to answer them. Questions: [masked] or in the comments below.

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  • Snakes Awareness Program

    kajaguda

    This is a linked event... please RSVP below http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/220349772/

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  • Nature's Miracle - Trip to the Lonar Crater

    This is a cross post from GHAC - Travel and Leisure. Please click on the below link for further details: http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Travel-Leisure/events/216933762/ Nature's Miracle - Visit to Lonar Crater Starting 7th February, 2015 and reaching back to Hyderabad on 9th February, 2015. Place : The Lonar Crater is credited with being the world’s one and only salt water lake in basaltic rock. Located in the village of Lonar, the crater is said to have been a result of a meteorite that hit the Earth a mind boggling 52,000 years ago. The Crater is presently surrounded by lush green forests and a huge variety of birds. Fowls like ducks, owls, peacocks and Red-wattled Lapwings can especially be seen here quite often. The lake, however, does not support life and has no plant or marine life. The Lake by itself is a beautiful attraction to view. It is best experienced in the twilight, just before the sun sets. The Lonar Sarovar nearby, is home to several medicinal and aromatic plants and shrubs. There also lies the Kamalja Mata Temple in the vicinity, about 3 km away. Daitya Sudan Temple, Lonar The Daitya Sudan Temple at Lonar is styled in a similar manner to the Khajurao Temple. The temple was built in dedication to Lord Vishnu, during the 6th and 12th A.D. – the period during which India was under the reign of the mighty Chalukya Dynasty. The temple looks like an irregular and asymmetrical star, resembling the Hemadpathi style of architecture. This place of worship has beautiful carvings on its walls. The idol itself is built with an ore and looks like it is made of stone. The shrine is pretty dark and the carvings aforementioned are revealed only with the help of a torch light. The temple’s pedestal is about 1.5 metres high and the incomplete roof hints at an intended pyramidal tower that was not gone ahead with. The exterior walls have carved figures depicting the history of that era. Please click on the below link for further details: http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Travel-Leisure/events/216933762/

  • Clay Ganesha Making Workshop

    GHAC Office, A.K Enclave,

    Clay Ganesha Making Workshop Join this Sunday to show you’re creative to prepare the Clay Ganesha – Eco-friendly workshop. We are organizing the event with the support of Youth For Save. Youth For Save Team conduct workshop to prepare the Ganesha- Lord Ganesha Symbolizes collective wisdom and wise people that we are, let u s take a pledge to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in a manner befitting our traditional way of living - THE ECO-FRIENDLY WAY! This way, we will never need to dump plaster-of-paris (PoP) made vigrahams into our lakes and harm our water bodies! ​ GHAC Nature invites you to a workshop on getting ourselves trained to​ make​ Ganesh Vigraham out of Clay. Day/Date: Sunday, 24th August 2014 Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Event Details The workshop will be held at: GHAC Office, A.K Enclave, Lane Next to Pizza Corner, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad ​​​COST FOR WORKSHOP: Fees: Rs 150​ /- per head (Cost includes Clay, Training and one YFS Cloth Bag) While we'll provide you with the impetus, you're most welcome to unleash the creative genius in you :) We aims​ reach out to several hundred​ families this year and make them go the "Clay Ganesha" way. Contact: Srikanth -[masked] Sankuratri Mounika -[masked]

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  • Contribute as an author and Photographer to GHAC blog

    Online meeting. Please look at my comment for more details.

    We invite original posts about adventure, outdoors, green travel and nature. Here are the submission guidelines All accepted posts will appear on GHAC blog (http://blog.ghac.in/) • The post should be 100% original and not published anywhere else earlier including your blog. • The pictures should have been taken by the author/photographer, pictures taken from internet are not acceptable. • We expect our contributors to proofread and spell check their posts before submitting them. • Posts should be a minimum 350 words and a maximum 1500 words. The post should be in a word document, without any passwords etc. • Any data/reference you give should be substantiated with a reliable source. • The maximum size of picture should be 3 MB and not more than 800 px at the long edge. • You can submit up to 15 pictures per post only in Jpg/jpeg format.Water marks are not needed as we give you full credit of your pictures, but if you are too keen on watermarks please put them in a corner in as unobtrusive manner as possible. • By submitting a post to GHAC you concur that the post and pictures are your own and they have not been published anywhere else. • All post must accompany with a short author bio, with a link back to your home page or Facebook/twitter/G+ profile. We will give you full credit for your work, but are unable to offer any compensation. • GHAC reserves the right to select posts and will not respond to pitches that are not selected. • Not publishing on GHAC blog is in no way a reflection on your submission.Any post with any kind of nudity/offensive content etc. will not be accepted. • Any body submitting plagiarized content will never be given a second chance. Please send your questions or submissions to prasad ( at the rate ) ghac.in