23 Jun (Sat): Southern Islands Sea Kayaking with Kayakasia

Join Kayakasia for exciting kayak adventures in our Southern shores!
Photo by Kayakasia
They plan to paddle to Sentosa Island, Tekukor Island, Seringat Island, Kusu Island, Pink Lagoon, Lazarus Island, St John's Island, Sisters' Islands.

26 May (Sat): Launch of children's books on Singapore's seagrasses and corals!

All are welcome! Come for this special book launch which includes FREE fun storytelling and craft session!
Follow the adventures of Doo the Dugong, Ollie the Octopus in the seagrass meadows; and Cory the coral spat among the reefs and mangroves.

Big Sisters Island: intertidal walks suspended, some beaches closed

From the NParks website: The monthly Intertidal Guided Walk is temporarily suspended as marine debris washed ashore containing asbestos have been found at four isolated areas along the beaches in the lagoons on Big Sister’s Island.
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (15 Aug 2014)
As a safety precaution, we have cordoned off the affected beaches. We aim to complete the removal works by end June 2018 and will resume the guided walks thereafter. In the meantime, the affected beaches are closed to the public. We seek your understanding for the inconvenience caused.

13 June (Wed): FREE Public Talks on Seagrass!

FREE public talks organised by the team at the 13th International Seagrass Biology Workshop for this special series of public talks titled "Translating Seagrass Science Into Action".

Synopsis: What are seagrasses and why should YOU care about them? Find out how seagrass research has been translated into conservation actions from a distinguished panel of four plenary speakers from the World Seagrass Conference 2018! 

Speaker list:

  • Dr Alana Grech, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University (Australia)
  • Dr Peter Ralph, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

The event will consist of 20-minute talks and a 30-minute moderated Q&A with the audience. The talks will be held at the University Town, NUS on 13 June 2018 (Wednesday), 7-9pm.

9 June (Sat): Be a Chek Jawa nature guide!

Families welcomed to volunteer as a group.  No prior experience is needed. Join this Naked Hermit Crab familiarisation tour so you can volunteer with the Chek Jawa Open House the next day.
Balik Chek Jawa for Pesta Ubin 2017
Volunteers making a difference for Chek Jawa!
Sign up now online! Registration closes on 25 May (Fri).

What is this Familiarisation Tour about?

Sea bunnies of the Seagrass

Grazing among Singapore's seagrass meadows are large slugs called sea hares.
Hairy sea hares (Bursatella leachii)
Several different kinds occur on our shores. Although they are easily overlooked, despite their large size. Many, like these Hairy sea hares hardly look like animals! Why are they called hares? Why do they release hare dye? How can I see them?

Free tours at Coney Island in June

Join volunteer guides on this FREE walk to see and learn more about the interesting flora and fauna found on the island.
The Ecolife walk at Coney Island is held on Saturdays in June. More details and registration on the NParks website: 2 Jun (Sat) and 9 Jun and 16 Jun and 23 Jun

Time: 9 - 11am
Venue: Coney Island Park, West Entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

19 May (Sat): Siloso Coastal Forest Tour with Nature Society (Singapore)

Sentosa's natural cliffs are cloaked in some of Singapore's rarest plants. Including the magnificent Raffles pitcher plants. And Nyireh laut, of which only a handful of trees are known.
Coastal forest and rocky shores of Sentosa
Join Bian Tan, a wonderful naturalist and expert botanist, on this plant walk to explore this delightful untouched corner of Sentosa.

Surprising snails of Singapore's seagrass meadows

Fascinating snails crawl the seagrass meadows. Some like this beautiful Lined moon snail are fierce predators. Others are peaceful grazers.
Lined moon snail (Tanea lineata)
Here's a glimpse at the snails of Singapore's seagrass meadows.

29 May (Tue): Paddling Sungei Khatib Bongsu (Family Edition)

A leisurely paddle into one of the last riverine mangrove on our shores. If you have never paddled before, this trip would be a good introduction.
Photo by Say Chong
The kayakers will learn about the Giant Fig, snails, rubik cubes, lobsters, and why there are plenty of babies in the mangrove. Be inspired by the "beauty and brains" of this riverine system.

"The Untold Story of Sungei Tampines": 8 Jun and 22 Jun

A small river running through the Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk, Sungei Tampines is bursting with wildlife!
Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)
An otter seen during a public walk
at Sungei Tampines.

Nature Society (Singapore) member Kwan Hun shares videos of the wildlife at Sungei Tampines and discusses how plastic pollution and feeding are impacting them. Come for this two-part free screening to join in the discussion.