25 Apr (Sat): Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research


Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Horseshoe crabs (HSC) are in decline globally due to the loss of habitat, poaching and overfishing. They also get trapped in abandoned fishing nets and need our help to set them free. With such concerns, NSS aims to continually monitor our local HSC population to ensure that they stay around for many generations to come. Things to bring: cap, shoes/booties, sunblock, repellent, cutter for horseshoe crab rescue and camera. Washing facilities available after the event.

Please register with Vanitha (thanetha@ hotmail.com) or at the NSS website stating your name, if you a NSS member or not, affiliations (eg. school or company), experience if any, and contact details.

Details will be emailed upon registration.

Time: 9am-12noon.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Apr (Sat): Nature Keeper Programme

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests, the Nature Keeper Programme Workshop will be carried out at the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves. Beyond the workshops, the programme also aims to nurture young volunteers in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.

Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5)

Minimum of 10 children, Maximum of 20 children. Register online.

Time: 9-11.30am
Venue: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Reservoir Deck
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Apr (Sat): What's in my mud?

The mud at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a key habitat for the plants and animals. This unique habitat is full of surprises! Get close and personal to the mud and observe the rich biodiversity; critical to the ecosystem at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Join us for an interesting free guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 8.30am-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre, meet at the Information Counter.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

19 Apr (Sun): Kayaking Sungei Khatib Bongsu 1 (SKB1)


Open to the Public - Members Priority - Registration Needed

This is a leisurely paddle into one of the last riverine mangroves on our shores. If you have never paddled before, this trip would be a good introduction. Kayakers will learn about the Giant Fig, snails, rubik cubes, lobsters, and why there are plenty of babies in the mangroves. Be inspired by the "beauty and brains" of this riverine system.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 8am-12noon
Venue: Sungei Khatib Bongsu.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Apr (Sat): Earth Day Special - Sara goes Carbon Footprinting - a guided tour for kids

Join Sara, the Botanicosaurus, and her new friend, Rana the Frog in this tour and learn about carbon footprints and the many little but important things that all of us can do to make a difference for our home, Planet Earth!
Participants will also be introduced to some useful and multi-purpose trees and learn how to reuse and recycle objects from home and nature, and transform them into useful items for decorative or practical purposes!!

Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels. Register online.
Time: 10-11.30am
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Fee: $11.50 per child (includes $2.50 “Sara Goes Carbon Footprinting" workbook) and $6 per accompanying adult.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: 64719961 or nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

18 Apr (Sat): Pulau Ubin Kampong Tour Guided Walk

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The walk takes about 2 hour to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites.
Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 4 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. Register online.

Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Apr (Sat): What's in my sky?

Birdwatchers, join us in this free guided walk and learn to identify many amazing birds of different species that passes through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.
Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 8.30am-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

12 Apr (Sun): Birdwatching at Pasir Ris Park


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Aside from being one of the largest parks (70 hectares) in Singapore, Pasir Risk Park offers an interesting mix of habitats for birds, ranging from coastal woods and open parkland to mangroves. We will explore a small section and hope to see interesting residents such as the Red Junglefowl, Sunbirds, Pied Triller, Grey and Black-crowned Night Herons.

Time: 7.30 am - 12pm
Venue: Pasir Ris Park’s Carpark C
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

11 Apr (Sat): Mandai Forest Ramble


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

With the announcement of Jurong Bird Park moving to a proposed location in Mandai, Mandai forest is under imminent threat of development. Led by P. Pandian, we will explore this rich, green and little-known area to enjoy a myriad of birds, trees, plants, mammals and insects. This 11-km walk will take approximately six hours through a stretch of forest linked by jogging paths, biking trails, undulating tracks, fruit orchards, rubber plantations and former kampong grounds. Do bring along your binoculars, camera, rain gear, water, snacks and wear sturdy shoes.

The ramble will end at the MOE Diary Farm Adventure Centre on Dairy Farm Road.

Time: 1-7pm maybe later
Venue: Meet at 1 pm at the first bus stop along Mandai Lake Road and the junction of Mandai Road, accessible by buses 138, 926 and 927
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

11 Apr (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of Macritchie

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Macritchie Reservoir Park. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

Register at sg.monkey.walk@gmail.com, at least 3 days in advance. Do provide us with your preferred date, name, contact number (in case of cancellation, we will contact you), number of adult and children participants (at most, 5 participants per registration). Upon receiving your registration, we will reply with a confirmation email. The walk will be cancelled if there is bad weather 45 minutes before the walk.

Time: 5-6.30pm
Venue: Meet at Mushroom Cafe at Macritchie Reservoir Park. The walk will be at Macritchie Reservoir Park, Lawn @ Paddle Lodge
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/