18 July 2012

Sharing about our shores with Dunman High

I had a great evening sharing about our shores with these high-energy student councillors at Dunman High School!
Thanks to Mr Loh Kok Sheng (oops, obscured by flying pillow), for inviting me to give the talk to his students, and for giving earlier preparatory talks to them.

Before the talk, the students enthusiastically examined the Southern Shores guidesheet for the stonefish. It appears they had recently visited Sentosa and were curious about the stonefish and other marine life that can be found on our shores.
They were one of the most lively audiences I've ever had and I had a great time! Lots of interesting questions too.

This is part of Mr Loh Kok Sheng's effort to introduce his students to nature and nature guiding under a very apt name of EXCEL. This programme hopes to expose students to real issues, and real efforts to address them by real people. The plan is for them to join in the Naked Hermit Crabs' regular free guided walks on the Chek Jawa boardwalk. I'm delighted to be a part of this, and look forward to meeting these joyful students outdoors!

This is the second run of the programme. We had a great time when the Dunman High students first joined the Crabs' walks at Chek Jawa last year. Here's some of the students on the bumboat to Pulau Ubin for the walk.
Here's Janet sharing during one of our walks.
We were very grateful for their help when we had a huge number of visitors joining us during the December holidays. Here's Mr Loh taking a photo of some of the students. See also Mr Loh's blog posts about these trips here and here.
Read more about the student's reflections on the EXCEL Exposure blog. Thanks to Mr Loh for starting and continuing with this wonderful programme.

It's great to know there are many joyful youths ready to share about Chek Jawa! Look out for them at the Naked Hermit Crabs' upcoming walks at Chek Jawa.


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