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Thu 11 Jan 2007

Thu 11 Jan 2007: 7.30pm - Explore Singapore! features Raffles Museum

Category : tvradio

Explore Singapore, Thu 11 Jan 2007: 7.30pm

Explore Singapore! is a six-episode heritage series that "features a mind-bogglingly wide array of museums, galleries and institutions. The storyline is "interwoven with its factual content, which marks a departure from the traditional textbook interpretation of history."

In tonight's episode, the pair hunt for more clues in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, the Museum of Shanghai Toys, Sports Museum and the Singapore Philatelic Museum!

See Raffles Museum News for more details.

Posted at 7:30AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Thu 11 Jan 2007

New blogs added to The Singapore Naturalist

Category : internet

Three more feeds have been added to The Singapore Naturalist:

Urban forest: a blog by Science undergraduate Siyang, he provides a nice variety of posts about his explorations of nature in Singapore. He is posting quite regularly now and is a welcome addition to the nature blogging scene.

TeamSeagrass: this programme has been recently launched and the blog will focus on the team's trips and activities as well as news about seagrasses. There are two to three trips a month, so expect regular postings and lovely photos as well.

Art in Wetlands is blog featuring the works of Tham Pui San, a prolific artist and volunteer at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. It is maintained by staff Linda Goh and will also feature art workshops and works of art by volunteers and students.

The Singapore Naturalist was introduced to keep track of the growing number of nature-dedicated blogs in Singapore [see "The Singapore Naturalist - tracking nature blogs in Singapore." By N. Sivasothi. Habitanews, 29 Nov 2005.] It now lists 21 blogs and 5 newsletters and whenever a new posts appears, be it once a week or once in 6 months, it is reflected on this webpage almost immediately.

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  • Art in Wetlands
  • Bird Ecology Study Group, Nature Society (Singapore)
  • Cycling in Singapore
  • For the Future of Our Forest
  • Habitatnews
  • KLOG
  • Labrador Park
  • Nature Spies
  • Pulau Hantu - A celebration of marine life
  • Pulau Ubin Stories
  • Raffles Museum News
  • RMBR Toddycats!
  • SLOG
  • Team Sea Grass
  • The Big Trees
  • The Biology Refugia
  • The Blue Tempeh
  • The Exotic Species of Singapore
  • Ubin Volunteers
  • Urban Forest
  • WildFilms

Mailing Lists (5)

  • Ecotax Mailing List (Singapore)
  • focusubin
  • Habitatnews - nature news for Singapore.
  • wildsingapore
  • wildsingapore-weekly

Thanks to Ria for the alert about Team Seagrass and Urban Forest, and to Linda Goh about Art in Wetlands!

Posted at 4:11AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Thu 11 Jan 2007

Volunteer Herp Field Assistant needed

Category : research

Jennifer Sheridan from University of California, San Diego is working on a project in Singapore and needs field assistants. Do email her if you are interested in picking up some field experience with frogs; she has a lot of field experience!

Volunteer Herp Field Assistant

"A field assistant is needed for amphibian work in Singapore, to start immediately lasting through 31 March (ending date subject to change). This is part of a PhD project examining reproductive variation in wide-ranging frog species. Duties will include: early morning searches for and counting of eggs, capturing, measuring, and marking adults, and recording frog calls at night. Field assistants will be required to work 2-3 days per week. Exact days are flexible but must be spread over the week.

The field sites of this project are the Mandai Orchid Garden and Singapore Zoological Gardens, with other sites as needed. Entrance to field sites will be arranged by the project coordinator, and all field work is approved by the required institutions.

Successful applicants must have the ability to delicately handle small organisms (several of our study species are less than 25mm), good eyesight in low light conditions, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and an enthusiasm for frog field work in adverse weather. Past field or outdoor experience is a plus but not essential.

Please submit a CV, current list of references, and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to me at: jasheridan@gmail.com"

Posted at 2:00AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news