Why should kids join this program?
Photography is transforming the way we communicate in the digital age. It is not just an art form but a communication tool that the future environmentalists, scientists, and engineers must possess. In this course, kids will go through an extensive learning journey with a wildlife film maker, a travel photographer, and a wildlife researcher.
Highlights of the program
- 6 months.
- 24 sessions.
- 8 locations.
- One field trip to Anaikatti and a two-day field trip to Valparai.
Note: Kids need to carry their own camera. Camera has to have A-S-M modes. Call 99522 43541 for details.
Why should you choose this program? How do we drive the curriculum? What would your kid learn from this program?
Term I : Junior Explorer: Camera
as a Recording tool
- History of Photography
- Know your camera
- Understand the features, functions & settings of camera
- Appreciation and respect towards nature
- Nature Photography ethics
Kids make an album of pictures depicting the understanding of various camera controls
Term III : Junior Researcher: Camera
as an Investigation tool
- Nature documentation project in collaboration with Zoo Outreach
- Usage of camera as a tool by researchers
- Researching the subject
- Setting up of your photojournalistic piece for publishing
Kids get an opportunity to have their photos featured in ZOO'S PRINT magazine
Term II : Junior Photographer: Camera
as a Communication tool
- Taking Pictures 101
- Understand the principles of composition and framing
- Understand lighting situations and how to use it to create drama
- Complete understanding of exposure triangle and techniques to take better photos.
- Post processing
Kids participate in the Annual Photography Exhibition - "Wild Wonders", a nature
photography exhibition by kids.
At the end of the course, kids will participate in an exhibition, do a photo feature in ZOO’s Print magazine.
- What is the eligibility criteria?
Kids between the age 10 and 15 years are eligible for this program
- What kind of camera should my kid bring?
A digital camera with A-S-M modes is ideal for the course. All the DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, bridge
cameras have these modes. If your kid has only a point and shoot camera and you are not sure if it has
A-S-M modes, please contact us and we will guide you.
- Do you have transport facilities?
Transportation will NOT be provided for regular classes. However, we will be arranging transport for
the field trip to Anaikatti and Valparai.
- What about food and snacks?
Food arrangements will be made for the two-day trip to Valparai only. For the rest of the sessions,
kids need to carry their own food.
- What about safety?
We completely understand your concern when it comes to the safety of your child and we ensure
that we keep a constant vigil to make sure the children are careful in the field. A first aid kit will be
available on site. We also keep a keen eye out for interpersonal dynamics and will step in if any child
is being bullied or put down. We request parents to share a medical profile of their child for our
information. A form will be provided for the same.
Feel free to reach out to us in case you have any other questions.
Educator info, program particulars, and other details
What parents had to say about our previous programs
Mango education... I felt so proud when I saw the article for photography exhibition in the Metro newspaper as picture clicked by my daughter was there. I don’t know if it is possible to convey in words the sense of gratitude I feel when you selected her as an official photographer to cover an event. You have inspired my daughter to achieve at a level higher than I thought possible. Your guidance and encouragement during the photography sessions was invaluable — without it Alifiya surely wouldn't have been able to achieve her passion. Special Thanks to Aasif Anna and Priyanka mam. For that I am forever thankful.
Rohan had never held a camera in his life. At Mango Education he learnt to see the world through the lens, to fix his subject within a frame and freeze them for time! He explored life and the beautiful colours of nature up close as he had never done before! From the fluttering butterflies of TNAU to the exotic birds of Nigiris’ Biosphere, Mango Education opened the doors to a new world to explore! It has been an enriching experience for him. I would recommend this to children who have varied interests. The initiative by the “bunch of engineers turned educators” as Mango Education team calls themselves has to be truly appreciated.
It was wonderful to watch the children learn not only basics and technicalities behind good photography, but also the importance of wildlife/Nature conservation, ethics in Wildlife photography and lots more in the "Photography workshop" by the Mango Education and Zoo outreach !!! The final photo exhibition was a nice boost to them ... Wonderful work Team Mango and Zoo outreach.
An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.
- David Attenborough
Explore the activities from our previous sessions