18 November 2010

Biodiversity for kids during the December holidays!

Exciting nature activities for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Lots of fun ways to learn more about Singapore's biodiversity!
Have oceans of fun at Pasir Ris with marine-themed activities, join a Nature Camp for kids at Sungei Buloh, go for a night walk to check out owls, bats and frogs, find out about our forests, learn how to take nature photos and more!

Here's highlights of some of the many nature events for kids during the December holidays.

14 November 2010

NEW! Total Vascular Flora of Singapore Online

Teo Siyang has just announced the effort towards creating this awesome resource on Singapore's plants!
The Total Vascular Flora of Singapore Online already has more than 500 entries!

11 November 2010

13 Nov (Sat): "Capture the moment in Nature" A Talk on Nature Photography at Pulau Ubin

Nature photography is for everyone! says Jeremy Ang.
Come for Jeremy's talk at beautiful and wild Pulau Ubin to get photo tips and find out where you can get started taking nature photos in Singapore.

05 November 2010

DIY walking guides issued by NParks

Explore our marvellous biodiversity on your own with these Do-It-Yourself trail guides just issued by NParks.
The trail guides cover a wide range of places including: Changi, Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Labrador, Bukit Batok Nature Park, MacRitchie boardwalk, Fort Canning Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Southern Ridges, Western Adventure Park Connector Network.

Each trail guide includes photos, information and estimated walking time. What a great way to find a perfect trail to match your schedule and your interest!

04 November 2010

2-4 Dec: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research Open House 2010

This Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) Open House is for anyone and everyone curious about Singapore’s Natural History! Participate in a treasure hunt, a tour of the museum and an opportunity to talk to curators and scientists in the museum and more.
The event is free and all are welcome.

13 Nov (Sat): Talk on "Fabulous Frogs & Terrible Toads"

Fabled as the lowly, green and slimy partner of a Princess in a fairytale, it was planted with a reluctant kiss and transformed into a charming Prince!
Is there more to frogs in the real world than this popular bed‐time story? The truth is: many frogs in the wild may not enjoy a life of ‘happily ever after’ with current threats to their survival.

01 November 2010

Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity adopted in Nagoya

It's official! The Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity has been endorsed for use globally!
Singapore is "a small city-state with limited land resources, but rich in flora and fauna. It is our contribution towards ongoing global efforts on biodiversity conservation" said Minister Mah Bow Tan.

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