National Nature Camping Programme, 2015

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National Nature Camping Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India in environment education which is aimed at creating greater awareness, understanding and empathy of children with and for the environment. The camp was held at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikkaty, a Research Institute under the Ministry of Environment and Forest.  It was a 3 day nature camp on 12th,13th and 14th October 2015 for children with special needs of Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Periyanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.  29 children with special needs, 11 parents and 7 staffs attended the camp.  Walking through forest, exposure to bird calls, searching and collecting pebbles, leafs , puppet preparation and screening of animal movies were part of  the programme.