Sat 09 Aug 2008 – Reef Celebrations! Launch of International Year of the Reef in Singapore

Reef Celebrations! Launch of International Year of the Reef in Singapore
Saturday 9th August 2008
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
(above Taman Serasi foodcourt). How to get there.

Schedule of talks and activities

  • 10.30am: “Life and Death at Chek Jawa” sharing experiences of a study of mass deaths on Chek Jawa following flooding in 2007, a talk by Loh Kok Sheng.
  • 11.30am: “Wishing upon a Star” about our Knobbly sea stars, a recent emergence of baby Knobblies and discovery of a large population at Cyrene Reef, a talk by Tan Sijie, Star Trackers.
  • 12.30-1pm: MAD for turtles (make a difference for turtles) : Games for kids about threats to turtles and how kids can help, by Cicada Tree Eco-Place and the Raffles Institution with four stations. Suitable for kids aged 4-8 years.
  • 2pm: “Are there reefs left in Singapore?” lifting the veil to reveal the hidden biodiversity of this almost forgotten realm, a talk by Jeffrey Low, NParks Biodiversity Reference Centre.
  • 3pm: “Southern Haunt” about diving at Pulau Hantu, bringing clarity to the usually murky waters with underwater photos and videos, a talk by Debby Ng, Hantu Bloggers.
  • 4pm: “Green, Mean, Photosynthesizing Machines!” a talk by Yang Shufen, TeamSeagrass and NParks Biodiversity Reference Centre.

Lots more is going on – check the IYOR webpage.

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