27 April 2009

8 May (Fri): Workshop for Nature Guides - Pioneer Plants

Last week to sign up for this workshop!

Come learn more about the 'Treasures of our "Wastelands": Pioneer Plants Workshop' by Bian Tan. November of the Leafmonkey Workshop is organising the event.
In our shore explorations, I often come across 'wastelands' carpeted with wildflowers and other marvellous plants. I'm looking forward to learning more from Bian about them!

This workshop is an introduction to pioneer plants and the basic principles of succession ecology. Learn about some common species, and how our “wastelands” are actually important pioneering plant species.

About the speaker
Bian Tan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Master’s in Plant Taxonomy. He is the SEA Programme Coordinator for the Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), and assists botanical institutions with plant conservation, environmental education and the SEABG network. Prior to this, he spent almost 20 years in the USA studying and working at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, where he pioneered the establishment of their South East Asian Cloud Forest.

More details of the event on the Leafmonkey Workshop

Time: 7 - 9.30pm
Venue: Civil Service College, 31 North Buona Vista Road [Map]
Website: http://leafmonkeyworkshop.blogspot.com/
Contact: leafmonkey@gmail.com

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