Tuesday, 10 March 2009

OSLE-INDIA Study Circle Meet at MCC...:

OSLE-India invites you to the 25th Study Circle

on 11th MARCH 2009 (Wednesday) at 05: 00 p.m

at Selaiyur Hall (Guest Room), Madras Christian College.

Mr. Hopeland Ponniah speaks on "The World of Snakes"

Note: The talk will feature two live specimens of snake, Coelognathus helena (local name - Micro paambu, Trinket snake) and Ptyas mucosus (local name - Sarai paambu, rat snake). Along with the demonstration of the specimens, there will be slides of the work done by Mr. Ponniah over the years. Mr. Hopeland will talk about snakes and also clear misconceptions associated with snakes and their lives. In addition to Mr. Hopeland's talk, there will be a poetry reading session and a small skit (with the snake as a theme) by the post graduate students, Dept. of English, Loyola College, Chennai.

About the Speaker: Hopeland Ponniah is a second year undergraduate student from the Department of Zoology, Madras Christian College, Chennai. He started as someone who was an animal lover with pets that were just randomly anything, then birds in general, then identifying them and then came snakes. However he is a conservationist more than an animal lover today.

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