Parth, with an academic base in Geography & Physics, has worked for over 25 years in the fields of
education, research and documentation in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. His areas of expertise include
environmental management, food security systems and non-conventional pedagogy.
Parth has carried out over forty ecological impact assessments for governmental regulatory bodies and
funding agencies, including the World Bank, covering a range of infrastructure development projects. He
has documented the use of wild foods by tribal communities and traditional farming practices across India.
He has designed specialized learning modules for educational institutions, corporate bodies and social
groups, taught at reputed universities and mentored research students, besides authoring content for
Parth is currently also involved in an IIT-Roorkee project for adaptive re-use of traditional Himalayan
architecture and building engineering, even as he continues to pursue his long-standing hobbies of
restoring his old car and engaging with traditional communities to enjoy India’s unique culinary heritage.
Learning Programme Manager
Shashank ducked a lucrative job in the IT industry to don the hat of a science communicator on board the Science Express Train – a unique science exhibition mounted on a 16-coach AC train. On this journey through 20,000+ kms across India, he reached out to more than 2.5 million people.
Shashank holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology & his interest in Climate Change led him to pursue a specialization course from Center for Environmental Education (CEE), Ahmedabad. At SCEL he brings his experience and expertise to design, develop, facilitate and promote experiential learning programmes focused on cultural and natural heritage for children, youth, and adults. Shashank is a passionate photographer & an award-winning filmmaker who endeavors to raise awareness on environmental issues through his photographs and films.