Sri Kumaran Children’s Home hosts what could be one of Bangalore’s oldest and longest running Outward-Bound Education clubs for children in schools. Established almost 21 years ago, offers activity-based learning to keep children focused and entertained. This club goes hand-in-hand with SKCH’s Nature Club. Strategies like terrarium making, resin casting of pressed plants, leaf impressions using hard clay, treasure hunt on flora, stem grafting and fun gardening are employed as engagement drivers. In the process, the children’s eagerness and attitude towards nature and conservation is endorsed.
SKCH has also wholeheartedly supported a group of young photographers between the ages of 7 to 16 to follow their passion and document the wildlife that is showcased year-round in the school’s campus. They compiled the brilliant photos that they clicked and published it as a coffee table book under the guidance of Mr. Madhusudhan Shukla, an avid photographer. This coffee table book displayed everything from a beautiful Russel’s Viper to Scaly-breasted Munias nesting and this book is currently being sold by SKCH.
If the children simply clicked pictures of beautiful animals, this wouldn’t serve any purpose from a conservatory standpoint. The children were taught to identify key species of trees and shrubs which they felt allowed a certain animal species to thrive and they worked with the Nature Club and SKCH to establish gardens that encouraged wildlife to thrive in their large campus.