The Green Rhino Program creates youth nature leaders through a transformational leadership process. It ignites in them a passion for nature conservation that stays with the participants throughout their lives.
Awakening creativity among 8 to 11 year olds. The NatureSmart School's first program was conducted in November - December 2017 at the Tollygunge Club.
ASED assists schools to establish and run nature clubs. Students with an interest in nature are honed to become amateur naturalists.
ASED, along with the University of Kentucky conducted a year-long project with 10 schools in Eastern India called "Exploring Water Quality in India and Kentucky," funded by the US Consulate, Kolkata. Have a look at the project website here. and news coverage
Green Rhinos project in Odhisa, India receives recognition on International Youth Day on 12th August 2017.
Lee Durrell, Honorary Director, Gerald Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and widow of the legendary naturalist and author Gerald Durrell, on her visit to Kolkata has endorsed
ASED is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2012. Statement by ASED was accepted in Substantive session of 2013, of Economic and Social Council, United Nations.
Our work in a location of West Bengal has revealed that the habitat of the endangered Water Monitor lizard is under threat from a large private housing project and a Government Sports Complex. This was brought to the attention of the Department of Environment. They have issued a directive to protect the habitat of the Water Monitor.