18 May 2012

26 May (Sat): Conserving our Biodiversity Symposium at the Festival of Biodiversity

Come for this Symposium to learn more about the importance of our biodiversity and the volunteer action for nature in Singapore! Dr Shawn Lum will give the keynote address on the importance of our Nature Reserves, and among the speakers, N. Sivasothi will share about the decades of work put in by the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore to deal with trash on our shores.
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This event is part of the Festival of Biodiversity. There have also been changes to the dates and timing of other talks scheduled for the Festival.

Programme for the Symposium
  • 9am Registration
  • 9.30am Welcome address by Mr Poon Hong Yuen, CEO NParks
  • 9.35am Keynote address by Dr Shawn Lum, President Nature Society (Singapore) "The importance of nature and our Nature Reserves in Singapore"
  • 10am Teabreak
  • 10.30am Ms Tan Beng Chiak, Lead Teacher Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) " The Cowshed that became a WELL"
  • 11am Mr Liak Teng Lit, Group CEO Alexandra Health "Enhancing Biodiversity at a Hospital Project - The Khoo Teck Puat Hospital's Experience"
  • 11.15am Mr Ching Youyi, Market Executive Keppel Singmarine "Keppel Volunteers - Diving for Biodiversity"
  • 11.30am Mr N. Sivasothi, Coordinator International Coastal Cleanup Singapore "Trash on the Beach - 21 years of Community Action on the Shores of Singapore"
  • 11.45am Wrap up discussion
  • 12noon End

To attend the Symposium, please register with Ms Jocelyne Sze at biodiversityfestival.nparks@gmail.com

Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens map
Time: 9am-12noon
Dress: Smart casual
Website: http://festivalofbiodiversitysingapore.wordpress.com/

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