Hope for Sisters' Islands Marine Park being named a Mission Blue Hope Spot!

Singapore aims for its first marine Hope Spot with Sisters' Islands Marine Park. Photo: Straits Times Lim Yaohui.
The Sisters' Islands Marine Park might become the Republic's first "Hope Spot" under the international initiative, Mission Blue, which draws public attention to marine areas which may need more protection!

7 Sep (Sat): Project IsLand-A-Hand - Coney Island

Love the environment, keen to explore the wilderness of Coney, and want to make a difference? Join the volunteers of Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) for Project IsLand-A-Hand (PIAH) on 7 Sept 2019 as they lend a hand to protect our environment!
What's new this time? Look forward to interesting learning journeys - join guided nature trails and butterfly surveys at Coney Island. Come meet some of Singapore's environment advocates and learn what YOU can do to protect the environment.

FREE, sign up now at: https://tinyurl.com/OBSPIAHSept-19


Shore exploration for kids with Young Nautilus (Oct-Dec 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.

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.

4 Aug (Sun): Registration opens for FREE walk at St John's Island on 1 Sep (Sun)

Registration opens on 4 Aug (Sun), 10am for this FREE guided walk at St John's Island on 1 Sep (Sun) at 10am.
This free 90-minute guided tour (capped at 45 participants) will be held on the first Sunday of every month. NParks volunteers will introduce you to the key features along the St John’s Island Trail. This land-based trail covers a distance of 1.6km. The tour does NOT go down to the seashore.


Codefish-SG: How to build a Singapore fish library

Today is the launch of the Singapore Marine Fish Expedition 2019! Scientists and volunteers are coming together for 12 days to build a fish library.
Why do we need a fish library? Why is it even important to know what fishes Singapore has?

20 Jul (Sat): Volunteer training for NParks Biodiversity Beach Patrol

Want to monitor Singapore shore for marine animals like sea turtles and horseshoe crabs? Join the next volunteer training session on 20 July 2019 (Sat), 2-4pm. Register online here.
Photo by NParks
Beach Patrol is a citizen science programme where trained volunteers look out for sea turtles and horseshoe crabs on Singapore’s shores. Volunteers will be trained to identify species and possible nests. Volunteers will have to go through a pre-event training workshop before participating in the patrols.


Singapore's corals unlikely to be impacted by rising seas

NUS marine scientists found that coral species in Singapore's sedimented and turbid waters are unlikely to be impacted by accelerating sea-level rise.
Corals at the reef slope of Raffles Lighthouse.
The researchers found that species present in deeper areas are able to tolerate a wider range of conditions, and are unlikely to be threatened by a rise in sea level, provided that other stress factors such as sedimentation do not increase.


Launch of Private Lives Exposé of Singapore's Coral Reefs!

The final book of the Private Lives Series has been launched! 

An Exposé of Singapore's Coral Reefs was first conceptualised 6 six ago, with Professor Chou Loke Ming at helm. Together with his team of young marine biologists (Dr. Huang Danwei, Dr. Zeehan Jaafar, Dr. Toh Tai Chong, Dr. Karenne Tun), and contributions from >40 other scientists, this book tells the past, present and future of coral reefs here.


Participate in "My Defining Maritime Moment" Social Media Contest (1 Mar to 31 Aug)!

Love taking photos? And a great love for our seas? Then this contest is for you!

"My Defining Maritime Moment" is organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore! Participants stand a chance to win $200!
Also, a chance to be featured at the “My Defining Maritime Moment” Exhibition held at the Singapore Maritime Gallery @ Marina South Pier.

Visit Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s Facebook Page for more information.


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.