27 May (Sun): Talk on "Bodies of evidence: A morbid celebration of biodiversity"

Death is an inevitable part of life. Stumbling upon dead animals can be an unpleasant, smelly affair, but we have much to learn from carcasses. In this talk, you will learn how dead animals can tell us a lot about the presence of wildlife in urban Singapore, as well as the impact of human activities on the natural environment.
Monday Morgue showcases our biodiversity in a different light.
About the speaker: Ivan Kwan has been an avid naturalist ever since he could walk. He has never ceased to be fascinated with biodiversity and conservation. Today, he works in freshwater ecology, and in his free time, volunteers with the Naked Hermit Crabs, TeamSeagrass, and the Raffles Museum Toddycats! He is also very active in nature outreach online, using social media resources like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to educate people about Singapore's natural heritage. Ivan can be reached via his blog The Lazy Lizard's Tales, or via Twitter @VaranusSalvator.

This talk is part of the Festival of Biodiversity! The passionate nature community comes together to share the mind-boggling biodiversity from our forests to seashores, even our backyards and parks!

Time: 2pm
Venue: Function Room, Singapore Botanic Gardens location map
Website and contact: http://festivalofbiodiversitysingapore.wordpress.com/programme/concurrent-events/talks/

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