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A summer programme on environment conservation and research
Agumbe, Karnataka
age group
programme dates
June 6th to 11th, 2023

The ENDEAVOURS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2023, with a focus on conservation research, is designed in collaboration with Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Agumbe as part of our combined vision towards environmental education and outreach.

ESP 2023 is the first edition of a Summer Programme, drawing from the modules of the Mind The Gap Year Programme and the field programmes running through the year for school and college students. The Mind The Gap Year Programme ran 2 online editions in 2020 and 2021 due to lockdown restrictions. ESP 2023 combines the academic modules from MTGYP and the field modules from our outdoor programmes in response to the dearth of opportunities for young people on the cusp of their careers to engage with professionals and their practice before having to choose academic and/or career paths.

The programme aims to offer a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes in a research and conservation organisation and enable students to broaden their understanding of the basics of conservation research through live interactive discussions, field visits and a personal project. 


  • Fundamentals of Ecology

  • Introduction to Conservation Science

  • Conservation Philosophy and Practice

  • Introduction to Research Methodologies and Study Design

  • Primer to Scientific Writing

  • Mentorship under eminent researchers and practitioners in conservation

  • Knowledge-exchange & project assignments with host organisation

  • Peer-to-peer learning with fellow participants

  • Introduction to natural & social sciences in the context of environment conservation

  • Certificate and recommendation letter 


The programme is best suited for students who have completed High School and are exploring profile-building opportunities as well as those who are currently engaged in related field of education with an interest in the field of environment conservation and research.


Karishma Modi

Experiential Educator, Dakshin Endeavours

Dr. Seshadri K S

Faculty, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore

Vidisha Kulkarni

Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Martina Anandam

Research Coordinator, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Agumbe


Students who are currently pursuing or have completed an undergraduate programme in a related field are eligible for a concessional fee. To apply, please write to Concessions will be granted on the basis of merit and will be issued at the discretion of the mentors and will be final.

Programme Cost
32,500 + 5% GST
application deadline
May 30th, 2023

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