Listed below are a number of Toolkits that the team at Kalpavriksh has produced in collaboration with various organizations. These toolkits are excellent resources for teachers who wish to raise environmental awareness among their students. Many of these can be adapted for use depending on where they live.
Secrets of the Jungle is an activity book for children, based on the forests of Central India. It is jointly published by Kalpavriksh and Last Wilderness Foundation. It is written by Tanya Majmudar and Sharmila Deo. Its hindi version Jungle ke Rahasya is translated into Hindi by Bhavna Menon.
Ri Gyancha – A biodiversity resource kit for educators in Ladakh has been re-published. This is a revised edition. It was first published in 2010 ( For more details click Here and Review). Copies are available at Kalpavriksh and at Snow Leopard Conservancy-India Trust, Leh.
The Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka, is one of South India's finest sanctuaries. Home to a host of wildlife including the tiger, the area is a vital link between the Western and Eastern Ghats. The Soliga tribals have lived in the forests of the Biligiri Rangaswamy (BR) Hills for centuries. Forests Alive! is an Environmental Handbook for teachers about BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka. Kannada translation of Forest Alive is 'Vana Sanjeevana', an environment education handbook produced by Kalpavriksh. It contains valuable information pertaining to the sanctuary and the wildlife within the Biligiri Rangaswamy Hills, Karnataka.
Sahyadri Nisargacha Anmol Theva, a teacher’s handbook in Marathi was developed for the locale specific education program in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. This book offers information on various aspects like ecosystems, biodiversity, threats and conservation measures with specific focus on the Sahyadri region in Maharashtra.
Birds of Pune, a field guide to the birds of Pune district was developed and published by Kalpavriksh and Center for Environment and Education.
A Field Guide to Lizards and Amphibians of Western Maharashtra, a bilingual (English and Marathi) field guide designed for quick and easy field identification of some of the common species of lizards and amphibians in Western Maharashtra was developed and published by Kalpavriksh.
Treasured Islands is an Environmental Handbook for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This handbook was researched, written and illustrated at Kalpavriksh by Sunita Rao and her team, with support from ANET(MCBT) (The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Environmental Team, a division of the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust). Treasured Islands has basic information of ecosystems with special reference to the A and N Islands. Generously illustrated, the handbook also contains full descriptions of 45 activities for teachers to do with students. These include many action tips to save the islands from the threats they face.