Team

Resident Resource Person – Showkath Jamal

showkath-team-page-surfing-chennaiAreas of specialization: Herpetology, Wildlife conservation, Surf Coach, Ocean Safety Expert.
A certified WFR from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, USA, has worked with leading names in wildlife conservation.

 

 

Resident Geologist – Kumaran M

kumaran-team-pahe-surf-school-chennai

Conservationist, Trekker and nature lover. Kumaran, a geologist, has been in the field of oil and gas exploration for the past 15 years. Yet, another certified WFR from the National Outdoor Leadership School(NOLS), Wyoming, USA.

 

 

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Resident Zoologist & Coordinator – Siddharth Chandrashekar
Zoologist, Conservationist & Ocean Advocate.
Siddharth, is currently working with the beaches and estuaries of Chennai and Kovalam village, studying about molluscs and marine life and creating experiential learning programs in the natural world. Holding a master’s degree in Zoology, Siddharth is a certified WFR from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, USA.

Marine Biologists – Srinivasan / Kevin

Senior researchers at  Zoological Survey of India, they provide valuable insights on the habits and habitats of various organisms that are examined during the live specimen study.

Core Team

  • Resident Resource Person – Showkath Jamal

Areas of specialization includes Herpetology, Wildlife conservation, Surf/SUP Coach and Ocean Safety Expert. A certified WFR from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, USA, and has worked with leading names in the field of wildlife

conservation.

  • Founder, Project Head – Madhumathi Ravi

Entrepreneur, Conservationist & Ocean Advocate.

Currently working with local communities in Kovalam village to create experiential learning programs in natural environments.

  • Resident Zoologist & Coordinator – Siddharth Chandrashekar

Zoologist, Conservationist, Surf/SUP coach and Ocean Advocate.

Working on promoting ocean awareness via ocean literacy programs. Has researched on Mole crabs  of Kovalam and published papers on drowning incidences in coastal waters of Chennai. Certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, USA.

Consultants

  • Resident Geologist and Resource person- Kumaran

Conservationist, Trekker and nature lover.A geologist, has been in the field of oil and gas exploration for the past 15 years. Yet, another certified WFR from the National OutdoorLeadership School(NOLS), Wyoming, USA.

  • Prema Veeraraghavan- Senior Educationist.
  • April Zilg- Marine Biologist, Marine Science Instructor – Carolina Ocean Studies.
  • Ananya Ashok International Climate Champion (chosen by British Council, 2012) BFSc, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tuticorin.
  • Kevin- Marine biologist scientist at Zoological Survey of India(ZSI) working on coral restoration projects in various islands of India.

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