7 Jun (Sat): Talk on "The Naked Truth: See Our Shores in a New Light"

In commemoration of World Environment Day, Transitions Optical and the Naked Hermit Crabs are pleased to present an exhibition of posters and pictures of Singapore’s shore life, from 6-8 June, at the National Library.

There will also be a free public talk on 7 Jun (Sat) by Ria Tan.

There is much beauty and wildlife in Singapore’s shores. But there is a fragile balance that is all too easily disrupted. So many things can go wrong – beginning from ‘small’ things like littering to major construction projects – and that beauty is lost. Forever.

Through 300-600 recent photos, Ria will share and stories of adventures and discoveries on our living shores.

With a special focus on Cyrene Reef!
more about Cyrene Reef on the wildsingapore website

Nemos, sea snakes, living corals and more! From Changi to Tuas, Sentosa to the Sisters Islands, and beyond.

Ria will also share about some of the threats to our shores, and how ordinary people CAN make a difference.

For a sample of the photos in the talk, see the wildsingapore flickr site

Ria is not a scientist and is just an ordinary person who has been photographing the shores for the last 7 years. She is also co-author of the Chek Jawa Guidebook and Southern Shores guidesheet. She also volunteers as a guide with Chek Jawa, Pulau Semakau as well as wildfilms, the Naked Hermit Crabs and TeamSeagrass. She contributes to several blogs including wildfilms, wildsingapore news, wildsingapore happenings and the singapore celebrates our reefs blog.

All are welcome!

Transitions Optical, the world leader in the manufacturing of plastic photochromic lenses is pleased to support The Naked Hermit Crabs. Just as Transitions lenses help protect eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and glare, the mission of The Naked Hermit Crabs is to protect our threatened shore-life. The group’s mission is to alert the public to the diverse marine life and natural beauty on our shores, and enlist their help in their protection and preservation. The Naked Hermit Crabs actively conduct talks and free excursions for the public, much of it funded by the members themselves.

Time of talk: 3pm
Venue: The Plaza, The National Library, 100 Victoria Street.
Website: http://www.wildsingapore.com/places/cyrene.htm
Contact: Ria at hello@wildsingapore.com