Festival of Biodiversity and Ubin Day are events held to celebrate Singapore’s native flora and fauna. By reaching out to members of the public, they aim to raise awareness of our diverse natural environment in Singapore. This year, ICCS will be having a booth at the both events, and we are calling out to passionate volunteers who wish to share about marine biodiversity, as well as spread the message of marine trash!
Adriane, ICCS’ Northwest Zone Captain shared about the curse of marine litter at last year’s Festival of Biodiversity with the help of his iPad props! Photo taken from: Otterman WordPress, 12 Jul 2014
This year, we will be focusing on 4 main aspects;
- Marine Life in Singapore What are some examples of marine life in Singapore, and where can we find them?
- The Threat of Marine Trash What are the main problems with marine trash? (e.g. Ingestion of plastics by marine life, entanglement of animals in discarded fishing nets and plastics, release of harmful chemicals into our natural environment)
- What can we do about this? What are simple solutions, or small changes we can make in our daily lifestyles in the course of sustainability?
- About ICCS and our coastal cleanups How you can go about joining us and what are our various social media platforms?
We will be having specimens of local marine life, posters, and interactive activities, and we are in need of passionate volunteers to contribute ideas, man the booth, and raise awareness on the impact of marine trash. There will be a workshop on the 20th of June that will familiarise you with the needed knowledge and skill-set to reach out to a larger audience.
If you would like to join us as a volunteer for:
- Ubin Day, check out this blog post for more information and sign up by the 27th of May.
- Festival of Biodiversity, sign up here by the 12th of June.
We look forward to meeting our education team!