Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2019 from 26 Jan - 3 Feb

2 Feb is World Wetlands Day and in 2019, the theme is "We are not powerless against climate change"
In celebration of World Wetlands Day and specially for kids and families, explore Pasir Ris mangroves with volunteer nature guides from the Naked Hermit Crabs on this FREE guided tour of the boardwalk on 26 Jan (Sat) evening. Registration now open!
Families at Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk
Lots more activities in our wetlands and shores from 26 Jan to 3 Feb by NParks.

Celebrating Singapore's Shores on the road: September - December

In the months of September to December, Celebrating Singapore Shores was on the road once more to raise awareness for the secret shores of Singapore!
This FREE talk "Secret Shores of Singapore", accompanied by FREE panels and brochures that are kindly sponsored by the National Research Foundation, is offered as part of Celebrating Singapore Shores and International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018. Yi Feng is one of the many outstanding youths who have stepped up as an IYOR intern. 

Yi Feng shares about his time as an intern with Celebrating Singapore Shores in the past few months leading to the end of the year:

"A Blueprint For Blue Waters"

The Singapore Blue Plan 2018 was featured in "A Blueprint For Blue Waters" in the Asian Scientist Magazine 18 Dec 2018.
Rocky shores of St John's Island
In an interview, lead editor Dr. Zeehan Jaafar of the National University of Singapore shared insights into how the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 was developed, how conservation will be carried out for the recommended areas. As well as a comparison with earlier Blue Plans and what the 2018 Singapore Blue Plan is expected to achieve in 10 years' time.

Read more in "A Blueprint For Blue Waters" in the Asian Scientist Magazine 18 Dec 2018.

16 Dec (Sun): Talk on "Otters, turtles, hornbills - Hidden Treasures of East Coast Park"

With a scenic coastline that stretched over 15km, East Coast Park is home to a wide range of wildlife.
Come discover the living treasures of East coast park - the otters, turtles, and hornbills, and learn about how we can help keep our seas and coast clean for our neighbors at the sharing session

The talk is free but registration required at http://bit.ly/OtterTalk

Date: 16 Dec (Sun)
Time: 12noon - 12.30pm
Venue: Water Venture East Coast

FOLLOW US! - Instagram Our Seas, Our Legacy

In this series of 'FOLLOW US!' we want to highlight interesting Instagram pages about Singapore's marine biodiversity and seashores that are worthy of following!

Volunteer manager wanted for Pulau Hantu dives

You don't need to be a diver to help make these local dives possible. So more can experience and learn about Singapore's own wild reefs!
If you love Singapore reefs and have the organisational and communication skills to plan monthly dive trips for us, The Hantu Blog want to hear from you!

FREE Talks and Tour on Ocean Plastic Pollution (7 Dec 2018, Friday at 7pm)

FREE Talks and Tour on Ocean Plastic Pollution!
7 December 2018, Friday
Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Walk-in registration! First-come, first-served for tour!

Three eminent international scientists are here as part of the International Conference on Plastics in the Marine Environment, organised by NUS, SCELSE, Cefas, and NParks!
  • Professor Richard Lampitt, National Oceanography Centre, UK
  • Ms Rhiannon Moore, Ocean Wise, Canada
  • Ms Ellie Jones, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, US
A specially curated tour of the Beneath Tide, Running Forest art-science exhibition by Dr Wang Ruobing.

8-9 Dec: Kids' art workhop and film screening

Free screening of "Acid Ocean" on 9 Dec (Sun). Learn about threats to coral reefs and how to turn the situation around. On 8-9 Dec, "Fun Prints with Marine Debris" specially for kids by Dr. Wang Ruobing.
These activities are held in conjunction with International Year of the Reef 2018, and as part of Beneath Tide, Running Forest — An art and science exploration of marine biodiversity.

29 Dec (Sat): Herp Walk @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Registration now open! Join the volunteers at the Herpetological Society of Singapore to explore the mangroves and shores of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
Here’s your chance to explore the trails of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve with experienced nature guides and learn shareable facts about our local wildlife as we go. With enough luck, we may even chance upon the critically endangered Saltwater Crocodile.

8 Dec (Sat): Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk

Veteran volunteer guides from NUS Toddycats will regale you with stories about the animals, plants and ecology of the mangrove. During the rising tide you will see tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers, drills, neritas, water monitors, archer fish, mullets, halfbeaks and garfish.
Come for a lovely morning walk to celebrate the anniversary of the reserve!