STORM SNAKE WORKSHOP 26th Edition | June 2024
Learn from the best in snake rescue and relocation, Learn from NATGEO fame Gowri Shankar
A comprehensive snake rescue and relocation workshop
Join the ever growing group of ethical rescuers in Chennai
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STORM Adult : Age 18+ Dates: June 22 & 23 , 2024, Saturday & Sunday, Twenty Sixth Edition. 25 LIMITED SEATS.

A pioneer initiative by NatGeo fame herpetologist Gowri Shankar, a workshop for animal lovers, snake rescuers and for all who want to enhance their career in ecology. Get rid of your snake phobia and learn how to manage with snakes entering your property.

About Gowri Shankar

Gowri Shankar has been involved with reptiles for more than a decade . He is an authority on the ecology of king cobras and has been featured in several wildlife documentaries like the ‘King and I’, ‘Secrets of the King Cobra ‘, ‘Asia’s Deadliest Snake’, and ‘Wildest India’ by BBC, National Geographic Channel, NatGeoWild and Discovery Channel.

STORM Scientific Training On Reptile Management

India's most appreciated snake workshop

Learn with great depths in the subject. rescue, taxonomy, identification, professional equipment and more.


June 22 & 23, 2024- Sat & Sun
₹ 6850
  • Conducted in person by Herpetologist Gorwi Shankar
  • A two day weekday program. Get ready to go pro
  • Stay options available
  • India's foremost snake rescue certification workshop
  • Wild Irula snake Walk
  • Tea / Coffee, Snacks Included ( food & accomodation non included)

Program Details - STORM

COVID Guideline apply. Maximum 25 participants only.

Jan 22 & 23, 2024, ( Sat & Sun) CHENNAI.
Limited 25 seats workshop.

For 18+
Get up-close with snakes, learn to identify, rescue and relocate with National Geographic fame Gowri Shankar. Join the 25th edition of this limited seats certification workshop. Become the snake guy in your area!
STORM – Scientific Training on Reptile Management. Be it novice snake rescuers, students, enthusiasts who would like to hone their knowledge or others who want to learn right and ethical methods of handling them, this comprehensive bi-series workshop is an open door to learning about reptiles.
This workshop in collaboration with Bay of Life Surf School & Surf Shop introduces basics about #reptiles, identification methods of #snakes, snake #rescue protocols, equipment, legal issues and #conservation implications. The highlight is an opportunity to attend live snake rescue calls where participants practically learn everything about rescue and #relocation of snakes.
Day 1
Workshop begins
Discussion: Introduction to reptiles snake #taxonomy
Identification of snakes, scale counting.
Lunch Break: Nearby Restaurants available 
Rescue techniques using professional equipment
Snake rescue tools and techniques practical session
How not to rescue snakes
Optional: Night Walk herping in the farm.
Day 2
Snake walk with Gowri Shankar and #Irulas @Nemeli
First aid for snake bites. Maintaining a stud book
Legal issues and remedies
Lunch:  Nearby Restaurants available
Environmental education
Awareness during rescues
Identifying relocation sites and snake release
Who can attend?
Anybody over 18 yrs of age, who has a keen interest and passion to learn about snakes, snake rescuers who would like to hone their skills, those who are considering #herpetology as a career choice and those who want to get over their fear of snakes.
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Two days,  
Location:  Chennai AAFP Bay Of Life, ECR
Course Fee: Early bird
BEFORE 15th June  Rs. 6,850/-
AFTER  15th Jan : Rs. 7,850/-
Two days workshop,
Irula Walk.
Education material.
Morning and evening snack and tea for two days.
Sunday morning Irula wild walk,  To and fro from the venue to the Irula walk location.
Does not include: Food & accommodation
Who is conducting the camp?
Gowri Shankar has been involved with reptiles for more than a decade and has worked at some of the premier reptile conservation centers in #India. He is an authority on the ecology of king cobras and has been featured in several #wildlife documentaries like the King and I, Secrets of the #kingcobra, Asia’s deadliest snake, and Wildest India by #BBC, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild India and Discovery Channel respectively.
Register here:
Or call Showkath at +91 99404 88880 ( Whatsapp works better)

Program Details- STORM Junior - NOT ANNOUNCED YET

COVID Guideline apply. Maximum 25 participants only.

A DAY WITH SNAKES, Tortoises And Other Reptiles, And Nat Geo Fame Gowri Shankar. Join the 22nd Edition Of This Limited Seats Certification Workshop.
Jan 26th, 2023 CHENNAI.
Limited 25 seats workshop.
For Children Ages 9 – 17
STORM – Scientific Training On Reptile Management. Be It wildlife enthusiasts, students who would like to hone their knowledge on reptiles and scientific methods towards ecology, who want to learn about snakes up close, This comprehensive workshop is an open door To learning about reptiles.
This Workshop by Kalinga Center For Rainforest Ecology At Chennai In Collaboration With Bay Of Life Introduces Basics About Reptiles, Identification Methods Of Snakes, Equipment and Conservation Implications. The Highlight Is An Opportunity To Get To Know More About Reptiles That We Share Our World With.
When & Where?
Jan 26th, 2023, CHENNAI. (Republic day)
Time: 9:00 AM To 5:30 PM
Jacobs @ Klooster Farm, Thalambur, OMR
Drop off: 9:15 am  
Pick Up: 5:30 pm
Course Fee: Rs. 2,985/-
Includes: Program fee, Education Material, Lunch, Mid Day and Evening snacks and drink.
Who Is Conducting The Camp?
Gowri Shankar Has Been Involved With Reptiles For More Than A Decade And Has Worked At Some Of The Premier Reptile Conservation Centres In India. He Is An Authority On The Ecology Of King Cobras And Has Been Featured In Several Wildlife Documentaries Like The King And I, Secrets Of The King Cobra, Asia’s Deadliest Snake, And Wildest India By BBC, National Geographic Channel, NatGeoWild And Discovery Channel Respectively.
Click Here To Register:
Or Call Us At 09940416396
or 99404 88880


Jannuary 26th, 2023- (Republic Day)
  • Conducted in person by Herpetologist Gorwi Shankar
  • One day workshop
  • Learn about snakes and reptiles
  • A fun introduction to live siences and ecology
  • Farm Herp walk
  • Lunch, Mid Morning and evening Snacks Included

Participants speak- STORM Adult

"I have attended a lot of workshops on numerous nature & wildlife matter and would rate this as one of the best I have been to. Your workshop really helped expand my knowledge on snakes. Definitely a workshop for anyone who works with reptiles, no matter how long they have worked with them. Very informative and I came away with knowledge to help me rescue snakes with risk free techniques. Addition to your presence, inclusion of a session with Ganesh was very useful.Can't forget the Irula - Kali"

— Vijay Neelakantan

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