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 email@example.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