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
7.00-8.30pm

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


Talks:
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
Tour:
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!

[Spotlight on IYOR Interns!] Our Seas, Our Legacy by Nathaniel Soon

When you think of Singapore, the word 'marine conservation', 'marine biodiversity', and 'marine biology' would not be part of your lexicon. Growing up in highly urbanised Singapore, it is hard to imagine that we have much to see around Singapore waters (plus it's kind of murky and all!).

Quietly working over the years, a group of unsung marine heroes have been raising awareness of this unique natural heritage of Singapore waters. And one filmmaker is determined to make their voices and actions heard.

As part of the celebrations for International Year of the Reef 2018 in Singapore, the community initiative Celebrating Singapore Shores hosted young interns to platform their voices and ideas. Meet Nathaniel Soon, a 21-year old filmmaker, diver, and college freshman, who founded 'Our Seas, Our Legacy'.


This is what Nathaniel has to say:


'Beneath tide, Running forest' Exhibition 24 Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

Opens 24 Nov (Sat) until April 2019. This FREE exhibition is an art and science exploration of Singapore’s marine biodiversity, curated by Dr. Wang Ruobing


Globally, marine biodiversity is under threat – pollution is on the rise and oceanic life is disappearing. Yet, marine life thrives amidst Singapore’s busy shipping lanes. This exhibition is a conscious response to the beauty and ruin of these majestic ecosystems from four local artists. It is also a rallying cry that something needs to be done by everyone before it is too late. Learn more about these fragile yet resilient ecosystems, and the efforts invested into restoring them.

24 Nov (Sat): 'Chasing Coral' - FREE screening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

This weekend, come for a FREE outdoor screening of 'Chasing Coral'. In conjunction with International Year of the Reef 2018, witness a journey to reveal how the greatest impact on earth’s changing climate may be hidden beneath in our ocean.
Chasing Coral has bagged many awards since its release in 2017, including the Environmental Advocacy Award at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2018 most recently.

More details on the NParks website.

Date: 24 Nov (Sat)
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco Garden