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  Nurturing Understanding, Inspiring Action

Environmental education

Environmental Education at Gorukana is an initiative focused on raising awareness and fostering a deep understanding of environmental issues, ecosystems, and conservation practices among diverse communities. Through interactive workshops, guided tours, and hands-on activities, participants learn about the importance of preserving nature and the impact of human activities on the environment. 

  • Guided Nature Walks: Explore the surrounding ecosystems with knowledgeable guides who provide insights into the flora, fauna, and ecological processes of the area.
  • Wildlife Watching: Observe and learn about the diverse wildlife that inhabits the region, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects.
  • Eco-friendly Practices Demonstrations: Learn practical tips and techniques for reducing environmental impact through demonstrations on composting, recycling, energy conservation, and water management.
  • Tree Planting: Get involved in hands-on conservation efforts by planting trees to restore degraded habitats and mitigate the effects of deforestation.
  • Cultural Immersion: Understanding the relationship between indigenous communities and their environment.
  • Clean-Up Drives: Join community clean-up events to tackle pollution and waste management issues.


  • Increased Environmental Literacy: Participants gain a deeper knowledge of environmental science and conservation principles.
  • Enhanced Connection with Nature: Hands-on activities and guided tours help participants develop a personal connection with the natural world.
  • Empowerment and Advocacy: Educated and aware individuals are more likely to advocate for environmental policies and engage in conservation activities.
  • Community Engagement: Building a community of like-minded individuals who support and participate in local environmental initiatives.


  • Conservation Success: Improved conservation efforts through community involvement and increased public support for environmental policies.
  • Sustainable Development: Promotion of sustainable practices that contribute to the well-being of both the environment and the community.
  • Biodiversity Preservation: Enhanced efforts to protect and preserve local biodiversity and natural habitats.

By combining education, practical experience, and community engagement, Environmental Education at Gorukana aims to create a lasting positive impact on both the environment and the participants involved. This initiative not only informs but also inspires action, fostering a generation of environmentally conscious individuals committed to preserving nature for future generations.

Journey Back in Time: Unveiling the Mysteries of Megalithic Burial Sites

A dolmen discovered locally, which was reorganised for public display at the Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) campus, BR Hills.

The megalithic burial sites at BR Hills, Karnataka, India, are remnants of ancient civilizations dating back to the Iron Age, around 1000 BCE to 500 CE. These sites, characterized by structures like dolmens, menhirs, cairns, and stone circles, offer valuable clues about burial practices and social structures of ancient communities. Excavations have uncovered a variety of artifacts, including pottery, tools, weapons, and human remains, providing researchers with significant archaeological insights. 

Beyond their historical and cultural importance, these sites serve as educational resources, offering opportunities to learn about prehistoric life and societies. They stand as enduring windows into the past, enriching our understanding of human history and evolution.