The NBNP is an initiative of the Coimbatore Zoological Park Society (CZPS) established in 1986 to promote the conservation of the fauna and flora of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park (NBNP) is registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975. The primary objective of the NBNP is to create awareness among the people about the natural heritage of the Nilgiris Biosphere. A zoo at the NBNP is aimed at attracting people to its location.
This is organized by Dr Shripria V, Professor, KCT BS for final-year students to provide outbound training on leadership ability and team building. Dr Priyatej Murthy K, Associate Professor and Ms Vanitha N, Assistant Professor accompanied the first batch of students.
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Welcome address by Lieutenant Commander Gowtham (sky-high founder and trainer). And he explained about NBNP and how it has been formed why it was formed and what was the reason behind the man-made forest.
Team split up
82 students were divided into 4 batches and one camp leader. Tent preparation, Food preparation and night walk to the forest. 2 batches were made mandatory to prepare food for dinner and the rest two batches were allotted to make breakfast in the morning. After the preparation of dinner, students went for a night walk with the guides into the forest and spotted some animals after which they had a campfire.
Early in the morning by 6:00 am Gowtham, NBNP lead, and his team took all the students for a 6 km trek into the forest. They returned by 8:00 am to the base camp and had breakfast. After that, High rope and team-building activities were organized. Both activities had 3 different sets
1. Rope climbing
2. Babe walk
3. Earth quick
1. Pass the ball
3. Ball in the hole
An ice-breaking session called water volleyball was followed by a wind-up feedback session with pictures clicked together. Students were provided with an opportunity to explore more about biosphere diversity. Students had very good outbound training on leadership ability and team building.