20 March 2012

24 Mar (Sat): Launch of new Science Centre guidebook on snails

Who Let the Snails Out! Launch of a new guidebook by Tan Siong Kiat, Chan Sow Yan and Reuben Clements.
Science Centre Singapore proudly presents the latest addition to its substantial 46-guidebook series on local flora and fauna! Introducing "A Guide to Snails and other Non-marine Molluscs of Singapore!"

Come hear what inspired the authors to write an entire book on the wonderful wacky water critters and non-marine molluscs! And then engage with a variety of exhibits and share your newfound knowledge with others over a sumptuous lunch buffet!

Free admission but prior registration is required. Please reserve your seats with Susan Lim at 6425 2516 or rsvp@science.edu.sg with your name, institution/organisation and contact details preferably by 19 March 2012.

More on the Singapore Science Centre website and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research blog.

Date: 24 March (Sat)
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm, registration begins 10.30am.
Venue: Science Centre Singapore

Much earlier on Siong Kiat kindly sneaked me a copy of this wonderful new book.  On the cover, a beautiful tree snail found in our forests and named after Singapore: Amphidromus atricallosus temasek (more about it here). There's more to land snails than the pesky Giant african snail!
Although the title says 'non-marine', there are some familiar mangrove snails in the book! Like these large lovely Ellobium snails!
And here's some mangrove snails that I haven't noticed before! I'm inspired to pay closer attention to the mud now!
On land, there are also slugs! They look just as interesting as their marine counterparts. The book also covers freshwater bivalves.
There are also lots of cool photos and facts about land molluscs. I didn't know snails are attracted to beer! And that some land snails hop!
So come for the launch or just get this fabulous new guidebook!

More on the Singapore Science Centre website and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research blog.


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