This will be an expert guided citizen science project, located at Jakkur lake, with permission and support of BBMP. The Gurukul will entail an activity centre with a laboratory for activities like water testing and in house material like binoculars and field and audio guides for interested citizen to lend and use. The resource centre will be a library containing reading material around lakes for every citizen, from toddler to adult! The aim is to ignite interest and curiosity in the visitors and include them in cataloging and exploring flora and fauna. The target audience includes school children, researchers on various levels of their career, and budding naturalists.

Lastly the Gurukul will have an information centre dedicated to the history of Jakkur lake and outdoor space that can be used for community meals, public presentations and workshops.

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By Dr. Annapurna Kamath, Jala Poshan Trust and Suma Rao, BIOME