As part of the IUCN project, a backyard survey was conducted on 18 September 2017 with 22 pupils of Class VII of Garden High School – IISER Kolkata. The pupils were guided by 4 teachers.
The team set out at 9:00 a.m. for the field trip, which emphasized on observation and identification of the diverse variation of birds, butterflies and plants within the campus along with their geographical location and habitat.
The pupils identified and photographed close to 15 species of birds, butterflies and plants.
It was an immensely enriching out-of-classroom activity for the pupils. 2 research scholars from the IISER Biodiversity laboratory were part of the team as well.