Education and Public Engagement

Outreach to Young Audiences

This project aims to develop games, activities and non-fiction narratives to enthuse children in the direction of nature appreciation. We do this through tie-ups with India’s top publishers, newspapers, magazines and digital platforms for children.

Sharing content on Nature

Through a partnership with Arvind Gupta Toys, birds and nature-based activities for children are now available on the ArvindGuptaToys website, which gets more than 1 million views monthly from across India. The resources have also been uploaded on archive.org which is a non-profit free digital library and hosts one of the largest repositories of free resources (2.6 crore books) in the world.

Partnership with Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha

Tinkle magazine is a part of ACK media, an entertainment and education company for young audienes. Children’s activities have been adapted to ‘Do it Yourself’ section in Tinkle magazine (Dec 2020, Vol 767)

Non-fiction nature narratives on StoryWeaver by Pratham Books
StoryWeaver from Pratham Books is a digital gateway to thousands of richly illustrated, open-licensed children's stories in many languages. Through a partnership project, three children’s books were published on Pratham Book’s Storyweaver platform. We are working on developing more fiction and non-fiction in children books to make young audiences become more interested in nature.
Published:

Off to See the Spiders by Vena Kapoor

Flippy the Flowerpecker by Garima Bhatia

Are You the Woodpecker? by Suhel Quader

NCF's column in the School edition of The Hindu newspaper

In 2012, we entered into an agreement with The Hindu to write a regular column in their In School edition. Over 100 articles were written by nature experts from across the country and appeared in the Schools edition (in "Earth Watch") of The Hindu between 2012-2017. Our subject was Nature, but each article approached it in a different way. Some articles were more factual, others took the form of a story, and yet others tended to be more lyrical than the rest! This initiative has now been completed.

All articles in this series are available in the "Publications" section below. Click on the article to view a link to the online version; some articles also have downloadable pdfs.