Trek Polamaa III - March 10-11 - registration

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trek Polamaa III - March 10-11 - registration

As part of its yearly anniversary, CTC is organizing the third edition of the "Trek Polamaa III"—an exciting symposium and awareness event on nature, wildlife, outdoors and people in India on March 10-11. Various eminent external - guest speakers from different fields, CTC organizers and members will give a talk/presentation on their passion & life experiences in the outdoors.
The event is open to anyone in or outside CTC. This year it will be a two- day event on Saturday and Sunday from 9am morning till 7pm evening. The event will be held in Tirunvanmiyur, Chennai. 18 guest speakers will give not-to-miss presentations on various topics below. In between, CTC members will insert 16 interesting "fillers" on their own experiences and various aspects of CTC. Please register in the form below which sessions you wish to attend so we can assess the headcount throughout the day and ensure sufficient space is available. Lunch break 1-2pm (lunch will not be provided but to be taken self outside there are- e.g. lots of restaurants near Tirunvanmyur signal) and "Tang" break at 4:45-5pm (in house). Venue ===== Epagemaker 1st Cross Street, Bharathi Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, 600041
Map -,80.255342&spn=0.035753,0.055747 Expense - 50Rs per participant per day to cover a number of costs including travel for some of our guest speakers, LCD projector, water, ....

Participant details

Sat, March 10, morning sessions

9am - Fish species - Balaji, Chennai Aquarium Club 
10am - 60+ waterfalls in TN - Dharma Chandru, wildlife photographer 
11am - Animal welfare - Dawn Willians, General Manager Blue Cross India and ex-NSG 
12pm - Water Ecosystems in and around chennai - Dr. Babu, chief panelist NIZHAL

Sat, March 10, afternoon sessions

2pm - Marathons, barefoot running - Anand Anantharam 
3pm - Snakes & Sea Surfing - Showkath Jamal, Herpetologist 
4pm - Melagiris conservation - Sanjeev, president Kenneth Anderson Nature Society 
5pm - Mountaineering and knots - Nagin and Sujai, CTC organizers 
6pm - Photography basics - Karthick Rajagopal & Karthik Yadav, CTC organizers

Sun, March 11, morning sessions

9am - Cycling - Vijay M. Patankar, cyclist enthusiast 
10am - YHAI - Venkatnarayanan, chairman of Youth Hostels Association of India 
11am - First Aid - Dr. Arun Kumar, laparoscopic / bariatric surgeon 
12pm - How a photograph of a frog can save our planet? Amogh, wildlife photographer

Sun, March 11, afternoon sessions

2pm - Turtle conservation, Arun/Akila from Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network 
3pm - Snakes - Anand Joseph, Herpetologist 
4pm - Nilgiris biosphere and conservation - Jayaprakash, wildlife photographer and conservationist
5pm - MapsGPS, navigation - Peter Van Geit, CTC founder 
6pm - Ham Radio - Aravind, CTC organizer

Several of our CTC members will be presenting in-between fillers -

Gayatri - My journey in CTC, ladies perspective
Anil (11 years) - Junior participant in coastal cleanup
Nachiketa  - Scaling up to difficult treks
Raj Jacob - From fresher to organizer
Aishwarya - Women & trekking
Nandan - My social trek experience
Nagin - Trekking beyond age limits
Bhavana - Transforming people through trekking
Ilango (doctor) - Transforming people through trekking
Akash - Environmental awareness in CTC
Thilak - Social initiatives
Rakesh - Bike road trips


Peter Van Geit
Dare to create your own path rather than follow existing trails



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