Join us as volunteer educators at Festival of Biodiversity!

Come join us as educators at our outreach booth at this year’s Festival of Biodiversity! Using animal and trash specimens, we will be sharing with the public about Singapore’s marine life, issue of marine debris and what we as individuals can do to help combat the issue.

Every year, NParks and the Biodiversity Roundtable organise the Festival of Biodiversity to reach out to the community about the conservation of our wonderful natural heritage. This year, it will be held over the weekend of 25 and 26 May 2019 at the open space at HDB Hub Mall in Toa Payoh.

If you are keen to help us reach out to the many heartlanders and share about marine life and threat of marine debris, please join us by registering here and select the “Marine/ICCS & Marine Debris” option under stations you are interested in: https://tinyurl.com/toddycats-fob2019
However, if you are interested in learning and sharing about Singapore’s terrestrial or mangrove biodiversity, do feel free to select the other stations listed in the form.

Details of the festival:
Date: 25 and 26 May 2019 (Sat and Sun)
Venue: HDB Hub Mall at Toa Payoh
Time: 10.30 am to 10.30 pm (each shift is 3.5 hours)
Compulsory training dates:
15 May 2019 (Wed): 7:00pm – 10:00pm OR
18 May 2019 (Sat): 9:00am – 12:00pm

Materials for all stations (terrestrial, mangrove, marine) will be covered in the same training session thus you will also get a chance to also learn more about other wildlife we have in Singapore and the threats they face.

Thank you for caring for the environment!

 

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Call for Volunteer Zone Captains for ICCS (briefing on Wed 8th May 2019)

Dear friends,

We are assembling a new team to coordinate the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore, the annual data-gathering exercise in September which involves some 3,500 volunteers led by more than 70 organisations who will fan out to sites all around Singapore to collect, categorise and dispose of marine trash.  

Our hardworking Volunteer Zone Captains conduct site recces, recce reports, lease with Organisers, site allocations, training workshops  and public education through roadshows. We are briefing interested individuals to explain the process and details of how we organise this annual data-gathering exercise on Wed 8th May 2019: 7pm – 9pm.

We are looking for enthusiastic and responsible individuals who are keen to help coordination as Zone or Site Captains. For an idea of the commitment required, please see the tentative 2019 calendar.

Please sign up with this form by Friday 3rd May 2019 and we’ll get in touch!

All the best!

Cheerio!

Sivasothi aka Otterman
For the ICCS Otters
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Jan 2019 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme – Last sampling sessions!

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

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Volunteers collecting macro-debris and microplastics samples from within square plots at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal beach

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for January 2019!
No prior experience is required, just your interest and attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the registration link below for details.

  1. Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 20 January 2019, Sunday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm: https://marinedebrissampling20jan2019.eventbrite.sg
  2. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Beach, 27 January 2019, Sunday, 8:30am – 11:30am https://marinedebrissampling27jan2019.eventbrite.sg

As each study site is visited every two months and the monitoring programme ends in Feb 2019, this is the last sampling sessions for the site above. So join us this month if you haven’t before but wish to contribute to the study!

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Sieving muddy substrate with the help of some water at Lim Chu Kang mangrove

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

Nov 2018 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme – 2nd last sampling @ Lim Chu Kang mangrove!

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for November 2018!
No prior experience is required, just your interest and attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the registration link below for details.

Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 04 November 2018, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:30pm: https://marinedebrissampling04nov2018.eventbrite.sg

As each study site is visited every two months and the monitoring programme ends in Feb 2019, this is the second last sampling session for Lim Chu Kang beach and mangrove! So join us next month if you haven’t before but wish to contribute to the study!

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For schools / organisations, sign up with this form for the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

Sep 2018 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

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Participants of the 07 July 2018 sampling at Selimang Beach.

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for September 2018!
No prior experience is required, just your interest and attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the registration link below for details.

Selimang Beach on 01 Sep 2018, Saturday, 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling01sep2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

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A pile of microplastics collected using a sieve. Microplastics is ubiquitous and include plastics that were originally manufactured small and those that come from the breaking up of plastic products.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For schools / organisation, sign up with this form for the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

Calling for volunteers for 21 July 2018 NUS–NParks Marine Debris sampling at Lim Chu Kang mangrove

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Participants of 17 Dec 2017 sampling at Lim Chu Kang mangrove.

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for July 2018!
We are still looking for more help with the sampling session at Lim Chu Kang  beach and mangrove. No prior experience is required, just your interest, attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the link below to register.

  1. Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 21 July 2018, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:00pm https://marinedebrissampling21jul2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

Trash at Lim Chu Kang mangrove on 10 Mar 2018.

How can I get involved in future sampling events?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

 

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!

July 2018 sampling events for NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme

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Participants of 12 May 2018 sampling at Noordin Beach, Pulau Ubin.

Are you concerned about marine trash and want to do more than just a cleanup? Then join us in the 2017–2019 NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme!

Join us in the upcoming sampling events for July 2018!
No prior experience is required, just your interest and attention to details and data accuracy! Briefing and sampling supplies would be provided. Please click on the links below to register.

  1. Selimang Beach on 07 July 2018, Saturday, 8:30am – 11:00am: https://marinedebrissampling07jul2018.eventbrite.sg
  2. Pulau Ubin on 08 July 2018, Sunday, 8:30am – 11:30am: https://marinedebrissampling08jul2018.eventbrite.sg
  3. Lim Chu Kang Beach and Mangrove, 21 July 2018, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:00pm https://marinedebrissampling21jul2018.eventbrite.sg

What is it about?
It is a citizen science programme that was recently initiated to engage volunteers, schools, and organizations with an interest to survey and collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Click on this link or the tab above to find out more!

What will we collect and why?
Data on both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) will be collected from six sites every alternate month. These data collected would supplement the annual ICCS data and form the national baseline of marine debris for Singapore which would help inform marine debris management.

microplastics

A pile of microplastics collected using a sieve. Microplastics is ubiquitous and include plastics that were originally manufactured small and those that come from the breaking up of plastic products.

How can I get involved?
For individuals who are interested in participating in the data collection exercises, please sign up with this form to receive updates of monthly sampling events.

For schools / organisation, sign up with this form for the programme with 20‒40 participants and you will be guided through the data collection exercise. A research sampling kit and cleanup supplies could be loaned as required

For more information on this programme, please contact Joleen at joleen.chan@nus.edu.sg

Thank you for caring for the coastal and marine environment!