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ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION
 
Nature Education

Nature 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.

The 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:

However, 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.

 

Year wise break-up of Nature Education Camps and Beneficiaries

 
 Year Indroda Nature Park Hingolgadh Sanctuary Total
Camps Campers Camps Campers Camps Campers
1982-83 21 924 0 0 21 924
1983-84 112 5157 0 0 112 5157
1984-85 88 4694 29 1451 117 6145
1985-86 63 3398 0 0 63 3398
1986-87 51 2738 25 1231 76 3969
1987-88 85 4763 0 0 85 4763
1988-89 71 3883 37 2156 108 6039
1989-90 48 2687 32 2433 80 5120
1990-91 38 2233 27 1342 65 3575
1991-92 42 2344 35 1878 77 4222
1992-93 42 2305 39 2066 81 4371
1993-94 84 5004 29 1994 113 6998
1994-95 44 2416 46 2597 90 5013
1995-96 49 2922 48 2932 97 5854
1996-97 34 2085 28 1600 62 3685
1997-98 55 2919 39 2195 94 5114
1998-99 76 4212 44 2444 120 6656
1999-00 86 4524 72 4101 158 8625
2000-01 73 4607 51 3102 124 7709
2001-02 116 7195 77 4437 193 11632
2002-03 68 3592 50 2867 118 6459
2003-04 71 4359 60 3234 131 7593
2004-05 70 4177 60 3277 130 7454
2005-06 72 4031 77 4194 149 8225
2006-07 70 3939 78 4127 148 8066
2007-08 72 4264 98 5525 170 9789
2008-09 62 3485 64 3765 126 7250
2009-10 60 3401 50 2872 110 6273

2010-11

47 2656 53 2970 100 5626

2011-12

40 2171 40 2267 80 4438

2012-13

40 2166 40 2397 80 4563

2013-14

50 2419 40 2199 90 4618

2014-15

49 2507 46 2341 95 4848

2015-16

50 2419 40 2105 90 4524

Total

2099 116596 1454 82099 3553 198695
 
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