N. Sivasothi, ICC SIngapore Cordinator will conduct this annual lecture on “Marine Life in Singapore and the Impact of Man”. which introduces highlights from marine life in Singapore, the problem and impact of marine trash,
what the ICC data tells us, and lessons from the shore with applications to daily life.
This year he will also provide introduce the new (2013) International Coastal Cleanup Data Card, explain why Ocean Conservancy produced this and it has been customised for Singapore.
All are welcome, including members of the public who are not involved in ICCS participants who are interested in marine life in Singapore.
In particular, we invite Site Buddies and Team Leaders who play an important role during the coastal cleanup in assisting Organisers to run operations and motivate and assist volunteers on our shores.
In order to help them and Independent Volunteers without parent organisations prepare for their cleanup, this briefing is conducted at NUS and everyone is invited to join us!
The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) Lecture & Briefing
Saturday 03 August 2013: 9.00am – 12.00pm.
Lecture Theatre 32 [map]
National University of Singapore
Take SBS Bus 95 from Buona Vista MRT
Park at Car Park 10 or University Hall, off Lower Kent Ridge Road
Please REGISTER at http://tinyurl.com/iccs-lecture
Who is this briefing session for?
This lecture is for individuals who assist organisers in briefing, leading and working alongside other volunteers on the cleanup day.
New Organisers who missed the ICCS Workshop should attend this briefing.
Individual participants who are not with any organisation are invited to join us as well., as it is an excellent way to get to know about the motivation and background of ICCS.
We also welcome members of the public who wish to learn more about marine life and issues are welcome to attend to.
These topics are examined:
- marine life in Singapore,
- the problem and impact of marine trash,
- what the ICC data tells us,
- how we conduct the cleanups and report data,
- lessons from the shore and applications to daily life.
Who is conducting this briefing
The briefing will be conducted by the national coordinator, N. Sivasothi a biologist at the Department of Biological Sciences and the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore since the late 80’s who has been active in education and conservation. He has been coordinating coastal cleanups since 1997.
With him will be Zone Captains from the ICCS Otters. who coordinate the cleanup at sites around Singapore.
We have more than a decade of practical experience coordinating, organising and cleanups as well as sweating it out on the shores alongside volunteers every year!
We are happy to share with you information and useful tips that will make the cleanup a smooth operation and even more meaningful than you would imagine.
To register for the briefing session,
go to tinyurl.com/iccs-lecture.