24 Jun (Mon): Chasing Coral - Public Screening & Discussion Forum

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an alarming rate. Chasing Coral, an award winning documentary, follows a group of divers, photographers and scientists on their thrilling ocean adventure to record the recent devastating effects of coral bleaching.

FREE public screening and discussion forum happening on 24 Jun (Monday) at the Function Room, Botany Centre (Singapore Botanic Gardens)! No registration is required.

6 Jul (Sat): A World Without Functional Mangroves? Public Forum

As part of the Mangrove, Macrobenthos & Management Conference 2019, the Organisers are holding a public forum on 'A World Without Functional Mangroves?'

Admission is FREE. Register at https://tiny.cc/mangrove_public_forum. All are welcome.

Join a team of experts for a mangrove-filled morning! Hosted by Dr. Zeehan Jaafar, the programme starts with a talk by Professor Joe Lee who will share the importance of mangrove forests to the well-being of people. This talk will discuss key issues in global and regional conservation of mangroves, such as threats they face and on-going potential restorative efforts.

A panel discussion follows this talk, and the audience are encouraged to pose questions on relevant mangrove-related issues. Panel members include Prof. Joe Lee (Chinese University Hong Kong), Dr. Siew Chin Chua (NUS), Dr. Stefano Cannicci (University of Hong Kong), and Mr. Muljadi Tantra (Green Forest Product & Tech Pte) who are experts in mangrove ecology, conservation and management.

1100hrs - Welcome Address
1110hrs - Talk: Professor Joe SY Lee.
1145hrs - Panel Discussion: Prof. Joe SY Lee, Dr. Siew Chin Chua, Dr. Steffano Cannicci, Mr. Muljadi Tantra
1215hrs - Closing Address

More about the upcoming conference here: https://www.mmm5singapore.com/

IYOR 2018 End of Year Report - Singapore's collective efforts

The International Coral Reef Initiative just released the IYOR 2018 End of Year Report on the various activities held across the world! You can download the report here: https://www.iyor2018.org/news/iyor-end-year-report/

Taking this opportunity to thank all of our partners, supporters, friends, and volunteers for supporting Celebrating Singapore Shores! In the past year, our FaceBook page has reached out to almost 1500 likes and 1500 follows! Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to continue using this platform to Connect, Respect, and Protect our marine environments. You can also follow our blog page for events: https://celebratingsingaporeshores.blogspot.com/

Let's take a quick recap on Singapore's efforts!

16 Jun (Sun): Turtle Tails - Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in the 21st Century

Did you know that we have sea turtles in Singapore's waters? Join us at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to learn more about marine turtle management and conservation of these beautiful marine creatures in the region by Dr. Nicholas Pilcher.
This talk is free and registration is not required.

About the speaker: Dr Nicolas Pilcher is a renowned regional turtle expert working in Sabah and Sarawak, and who has close to 3 decades of experience in marine turtle management in the region. He has a PhD in marine turtle conservation and is a past president of the International Sea Turtle Society. He is credited with implementing a successful turtle conservation program in East Malaysia, and currently sits in the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group.

More information on the NParks website.

Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Function Hall Botany Centre Level 1

2 Jun (Sun): Chek Jawa Open House!

Once a year, and only once a year, during Pesta Ubin, volunteers from several groups come together to host Balik Chek Jawa. FREE, no registration required, simply come to Chek Jawa!
Volunteer guides will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing heritage and wildlife.
Balik Chek Jawa for Pesta Ubin 2017
Volunteers who love Chek Jawa ready to share with you!
Great for the family and those who want a closer look at this precious shore that was nearly lost to reclamation.

Shore exploration for kids with Young Nautilus (Jul-Sep 2019)

Join Young Nautilus to explore our own coastal backyard in Singapore, and take a closer look at the amazing animals! Expose your children to science and nature, see in action what they have learnt in schools about wildlife! Here's their public programmes Jul to Sep 2019.

Founded by educators equipped with degrees in Life Science and Marine Biology, Young Nautilus is an education enrichment partner for schools and families that provide fun and engaging science learning journeys. By fostering a deeper understanding of the world and the dynamic changes that shape it, we enrich what are taught in the MOE syllabus.

1-2 June (Sat, Sun): Biodiversity Carnival at the Central Library

The Singapore Blue Plan and Our Singapore Reefs will be at the NLB's Biodiversity Carnival on 1-2 June.
Come to the Singapore Blue Plan booth to learn about Singapore's marine life and the community plans to protect them. AND get marine plushies, prints from hand-carved stamps, and marine colouring sheets!
Our Singapore Reefs will also be giving a talk on "Can we save Singapore's coral reefs?".

Wild shore fun for kids during the June school holidays!

Exciting shore activities specially for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Free fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's shores! Come for the Chek Jawa Open House, Festival of Biodiversity, Ubin Day.
Balik Chek Jawa for Pesta Ubin 2018
At Singapore's last unspoilt island, join the once-a-year Pesta Ubin, Pulau Ubin Open House: 18 May to 30 Jun. Lots of nature activities, for families and some specially for kids. Many Pesta Ubin activities are free of charge. Some do NOT require registration. Simply come to Pulau Ubin and join the fun! Find a Pesta Ubin activity that suits your schedule and interest! Don't say Bo Jio!

19 May: Registration opens for FREE St. John's Island tour on 23 Jun (Sun)

On 19 May (Sun) 10am, registration opens for the walk on 23 Jun (Sun) 9.30am - 1.30pm! Come for this special walk which introduces you to marine habitats in Singapore, the biodiversity and natural heritage.
As well as a unique opportunity to visit St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory, Singapore’s only offshore marine laboratory.

5 May: Registration opens for FREE St. John's Island tour on 9 Jun (Sun)

On 5 May (Sun) 10am, registration opens for the walk on 9 Jun (Sun) 9.30am - 1.30pm! Come for this special walk which introduces you to marine habitats in Singapore, the biodiversity and natural heritage.
As well as a unique opportunity to visit St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory, Singapore’s only offshore marine laboratory.