Green Drinks: Secret shores of Singapore

This month, we are elated to have Ria Tan of wildsingapore/wild shores of Singapore with us. Find out about marine life found in Singapore through Ria’s captivating photos, and interesting stories of her adventures around our shores.

Date: 29 March 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (talk will be followed by Q&A, then mingling)
Venue: The Thought Collective (on the wooden steps), 222 Queen Street, #04-00.
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/369943063037437/ or olivia@greendrinkssingapore.com

We hope to see you there!

About the Talk
No need to swim, no need to dive! Ordinary people can experience much of Singapore’s amazing marine life on the intertidal shore. Otters, wild dolphins, sea turtles! Nemos, sea snakes, living corals and more. From accessible shores like Changi and Tanah Merah, to our many huge submerged reefs. Ria shares photos and stories of recent adventures on our living shores. How can we visit our shores? And find out how you CAN make a difference for our little-known shores!

About the Speaker 
Ria Tan is just an ordinary person who is passionate about Singapore’s marine life. She currently regularly monitors about 40 seashore locations in Singapore and has been doing so for 10 years.

She blogs at wild shores of singapore and runs the wildsingapore website which includes wildsingapore news and wildsingapore happenings and an online guide to Singapore’s common marine life. She has more than 20,000 photos on wildsingapore flickr for free download.

Working closely with NParks, she helps manage TeamSeagrass and volunteers with the Mega Marine Survey of Singapore. She was involved in setting up the guiding system at Chek Jawa and Pulau Semakau and currently volunteers as a nature guide with the Naked Hermit Crabs. She is also an associate of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.

She is co-author of the Chek Jawa Guidebook and Southern Shores guidesheet and is currently working on new marine nature guidebooks for Singapore.

Image courtesy of Ria Tan

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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
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