education programmes were initiated by the Foundation way back
in 1982. Nature Education Camping is another tool that GEER
Foundation utilizes to fulfill its primary objective of spreading
knowledge & awareness about Gujarat's ecology.
Foundation is a pioneer institution in nature education in
Gujarat. Till date, the Foundation has organized 3,551 nature
education camps, which have benefited more than 1.99 lakh school children and
10,000 teachers. Special camping sites & interpretation
facilities at Indroda Nature Park (INP), Aranya Udhyan and
Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary (HNES) have been developed
for this purpose. The Foundation organizes about 100 nature
education camps every year covering about 5,000 students and 400
teachers. The year wise break-up of the nature education camps
and beneficiaries are as under:
along with camps for school students, the Foundation envisages
to conduct such camps for a variety of masses including college
students, special identified groups etc. in near future.
Therefore, with a view to enhancing facilities and upgrading the
training, better staying facilities have been established and an
outdoor amphitheatre has also been developed.