30 Aug (Sat): Art in Nature @ Dairy Farm Nature Park

For the serious artist and those with relevant art background, this Nature Art workshop is for you. Started in June 2010 and resumed early 2013, get ready to busy yourself with sketchpads and paint brushes. Volunteer leader Jerome Pang will be sharing and guiding volunteers and participants who are passionate in both art and nature conservation to develop their art skills while raising awareness on conservation and biodiversity. Themes include, local wildlife, animals, birds, insects and plants

- Registrants will have to bring their own art materials (Recommended by trainer, Jerome Pang)
- Recommended for art students or anyone with drawing/sketching/painting skills
- 2 Subjects per workshop
- For ages 16 and above

Register online

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park, Wallace Education Learning Lab (WELL)
For enquiries, please contact Leen at fadzleen_arrifin@nparks.gov.sg / 98419965
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

30 Aug (Sat): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come-first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Saturday.

Time: 9.30am and 3.30pm for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

30 Aug (Sat): Love MacRitchie walk with the Toddycats

Let enthusiastic volunteer guides share with you stories about the amazing plants and animals living in our precious forest heritage. This series of free guided walks for the public are conducted by the Toddycats for the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement
Register online at https://toddycats-lmwalk-30aug.eventbrite.sg/

Time: 8.30am-11.30pm
Meeting venue: Venus Drive Carpark (NOT MacRitchie Reservoir Park!) see this map http://tinyurl.com/lovemacritchiewalks-nus-map
More information on the Love MacRitchie website

24 Aug (Sun): Paint along with Pui San at Sungei Buloh


Free art-and-nature appreciation at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Tham Pui San, a volunteer of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, is an avid artist who expresses his passion for nature through his art work.

Pui San welcomes artists of all ages or anyone who wants to learn. His objective is to encourage creativity while enjoying nature at the same time. Bring along your favourite drawing or painting supplies and enjoy learning different drawing techniques at Sungei Buloh.

More in the art in the wetlands blog.

Time: 8.30-11.30am, meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre.
Admission charges:While the art session is free, usual admission charges to Reserve apply. $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
Website: http://artinwetlands.wordpress.com/
Contact: Tham Pui Sam at thampuisan@hotmail.com or the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at info@sbwr.org.sgor call 6794 1401

23 Aug (Sat): Nocturnal Ramble from Lim Chu Kang Road to NTU

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Led by P Pandian, this ramble is specially organised for those who enjoy the nocturnal ambiance of Singapore’s countryside. We will traverse off-the-beaten trails in the Choa Chu Kang environs, ending at NTU (Nanyang Technological University). If the weather permits, you will get a chance to view Venus, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as other Milky Way jewels in the night sky.

Please wear suitable footwear, and bring along water and snacks. Not suitable for children under age 12

Time: 5.45pm - 11pmVenue: Meet at the junction of Lim Chu Kang Road and Muslim Cemetery Path 17, reachable by SBS Bus No 975.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

23 Aug (Sat): Nature Keeper Programme

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests, the programme will be carried out at Dairy Farm Nature Park. The programme aims to nurture young volunteers in protecting our natural heritage in the longer term.
Children will learn more about the fun facts of the forests in Singapore and have the opportunity to interact with nature. As part of the programme, they will also be introduced to “The Green Factory” and understand how forest products are incorporated into our daily life. There will also be a guided walk at Wallace Trail and an art-and-craft session.

Suitable for children 7 - 10 years old.

Only 20 spaces available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is required at least 3 weeks in advance. For enquiry or registration on Nature Keeper Programme, please email ruth_foo@nparks.gov.sg or jeanne_tan@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park
Dates for 2014: 22 Feb

23 Aug (Sat): Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

Join this free one-hour tour by the Botanic Gardens staff to learn more about the Gardens’ research work.
Come and explore the hub of the Gardens' research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to learn about botanical research. Find out about the urgency of plant exploration, collection and scientific documentation as species and habitats continue to be lost in the region. Visit the Orchid Micro-propagation and hybridisation display and find out how new hybrids are produced. You can also enter the restricted domain of the Herbarium and Library to learn about the valuable historical treasures they hold for science and posterity.

Registration 15 minutes before the tour starts, and is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Green Pavilion, Botany Centre. Limited to 20 participants.

Time: 10-11am
Meeting point: Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: 64717361 / 64717138 orNParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg.

23 Aug (Sat): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come-first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Saturday.

Time: 9.30am and 3.30pm for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

17 Aug (Sun): Plant Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

We will take a slow walk along the Prunus and Petai Trails of MacRitchie boardwalk to compare primary and secondary forest types, understand their ecologies, and consider what might be needed to hasten the development of primary forests in our nature reserves.

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Meet Dr Shawn Lum at the Visitor Centre of MacRitchie Reservoir Park
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

17 Aug (Sun): Birdwatching at Dairy Farm Nature Park

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Due to its proximity to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the trail here offers an opportunity to encounter forest birds such at the Thick-billed Green Pigeon and Blue-winged Leafbird. The walk will also bring us to Singapore Quarry. Along the way, we may see birds that frequent open woods or parkland, such as the Dollarbird and Lineated Barbet. We may also encounter early arrivals for the winter season.

Time: 7.30 - 11am
Venue: Meet Lee Ee Ling at Car Park B of Dairy Farm Nature Park on Dairy Farm Road
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.