M.E.S. College of Arts and Commerce and M.E.S. Higher Secondary has set up “CHRYSALIS” which is a joint effort between M.E.S. College Nature Club outreach activity Kasturi and Foundation for Environmental Research and Conservation (FERC). It is a unique garden aimed at encouraging butterfly breeding and creating habitats for butterflies, insects and other organisms by planting appropriate plants. Volunteers from the NSS unit of the college, Nature Club and the Green Corps of M.E.S. Higher Secondary section under the expert supervision of FERC members worked together for the creation of the garden right from site selection to the planting of the plants for the habitat. The Lions Club of Cortalim provided the feeding and host plants for the butterfly garden.
The garden was inaugurated on 26th January 2020 at the hands of noted architect and environmentalist K. D. Sadhle and Professor M. S. Kamat presided over the function.The talk was attended by students and staff of the college, invitees, Lions club members as well as general public from in and around Vasco.