27 May (Sun): Talk on "Going home!"

John Muir, a famous naturalist and writer once remarked, "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."

Many may not consider a trip to the nature a homecoming journey but surprisingly more and more research is finding that spending time out in nature is beneficial to our mental health and well being. This speaker, Chong Jun Hien, will share more about some of the key findings in this research and fun activities one can do when out in nature.

About the speaker: Chong Jun Hien is an avid outdoor person and has worked in various outdoor industries either doing scientific research in the field or conducting outdoor activities to share with young people about nature. He is a firm believer that nature needs us as much as we need nature.

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: 3-3.45pm
Venue: Function Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens location map
Website and contact: http://festivalofbiodiversitysingapore.wordpress.com/programme/concurrent-events/talks/

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