Earth Day and Singapore's reefs and shores

Although it is called Planet Earth, it is mostly ocean!

And to celebrate Earth Day, what reef and shore activities are in store for us in Singapore?

Find out whether there are coral reefs in Singapore, join the free mangrove tour at Pasir Ris Park, get Naked on the Chek Jawa boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs, or dive Pulau Hantu our own wild reefs with the Hantu Bloggers!

22 Apr (Tue): "Are there Coral Reefs in Singapore?"

To celebrate Earth Day and World Biodiversity Day this year, NParks Conservation Division is organising a four-week Biodiversity Talk Series. To start off this series will be Mr Jeffrey Low (Senior Biodiversity Officer, NParks) sharing with us the vibrant coral reef biodiversity of Singapore! He will share with us the splendor of Singapore’s coral reefs through an array of beautiful photos. Come join him in the exploration of our local coral reefs in the comfort of your chair.

All are welcomed!

Time: 11am–12pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre (Singapore Botanic Gardens)
Contact: Wei Ling LIM

26 Apr (Sat): "Southern Haunt" talk at the Botanic Gardens

To celebrate Earth Day and World Biodiversity Day this year, NParks Conservation Division is organising a four-week Biodiversity Talk Series.

Ms Debby Ng of the Hantu Bloggers gives this second talk in the series. She shares about Pulau Hantu, one of Singapore's most renowned Southern Islands. Despite its prominence, it is constantly left to cope with a relentlessly changing coastline and marine environment. For a long time, the threats to Pulau Hantu have avoided the scrutiny of the public and the brilliance of its marine habitat gone unheralded. Debby Ng will bring clarity to the usually murky waters of Pulau Hantu with her underwater photos and videos.

All are welcomed!

More about Debby and her talk on the hantu blog.

Time: 2-3pm
Venue: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Contact: Wei Ling LIM

26 Apr (Sat): Passage to Understanding Nature

A guided tour at Pasir Ris Park Mangrove. This precious pocket of mangrove was preserved when Pasir Ris Park was created. And with the current global issues such as conservation and pollution in mind, what better way to know about our green heritage and its importance through our guided walk along our newly constructed boardwalk!

Free guided walks given only for Earth Day.

To register pls call Wei Teng at 64653305 or Registration closes one day before the walk date.
Time: 9am
Venue: Pasir Ris Park Mangrove

27 Apr (Sun): Free Chek Jawa Boardwalk tour

The Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet.

It is Earth Day on 22nd April and the Naked Hermit Crabs urge you to forget about going shopping again in Orchard Road but come and spend a lovely afternoon at Pulau Ubin. Ditch materialism! Don’t let consumerism take over our lives! Spend some time with nature and see how Mother Earth can move your hearts.

Read more about what visitors have said about the walk on the adventures with the naked hermit crabs blog

Time: 3 pm meet at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk
Duration: Two hours
Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted.

27 Apr (Sun): Dive Pulau Hantu with the Hantu Bloggers

A unique and educational dive experience in our local waters. Discover what is truly, uniquely Singapore! Your support helps us monitor and document Hantu's reef on a regular basis! Let's see what's waiting for us out there this time!

Pre-registration is required.

Organised by the Hantu Bloggers, check out the hantu blog for more details of the trip and past exciting encounters.

Join the The Hantu Bloggers Yahoo Group to read the trip itinerary, and to be informed of future dives.


More wild happenings on the wildsingapore happenings blog.

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