Sisters Islands Marine Park Volunteer Guide Training Workshops – Oct 2014

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For those of you who want to be a volunteer guide at Singapore’s first Marine Park, sign up at the upcoming training sessions on 1-2 Oct and 7 – 8 Oct.

Who can join?
Training is open to

  • Those 19 years and above.
  • Able to easily get in and out of a boat and to walk about 1km.
  • Participants must commit to guide 4 times in the coming 12 months at NParks public walks at the Sisters Islands Marine Park. Public walk dates will be made available in Nov 2014 and may not always be on a weekend.
  • Training will be tailored to your needs. This is why we need you to fill up the registration form ( So that we can better customize the workshop to YOUR needs.

Training programme details
All classroom training on weekdays 6.30-10.30pm at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. (Detailed venue will be provided to those who register)

Day 1: 1 Oct (Wed) or 7 Oct (Tue)

  • 15min Intro to the Marine Park, what it’s about, how it came about, what’s ahead (NParks)
  • 15min Intro to marine habitats (Ria Tan, wildsingapore)
  • Making a difference with your walk
  • Dealing with ‘difficult’ visitors

Day 2:
2 Oct (Thu) or 8 Oct (Wed)

  • 15min Intro to safety on the shores: safety of people and safety of reefs (Ria Tan, wildsingapore)
  • 15min Intro to safe and successful ‘Seeking’ (Ria Tan, wildsingapore)
  • Tricky guiding situations – Specially for new guides
  • Dealing with ‘difficult’ visitors

Field trip: 12 Oct (Sun)
6-9pm (More details will be provided to those who register)

  • Priority for the field trip given to those who attended Day 1 AND Day 2. Seats are limited.
  • Each participant to prepare to talk about 5 things on the Die-die-sure-can-see list (to be provided to those who register).
  • Start practicing stories from departure from mainland.
  • Practice stories along the walk route.
  • Field introduction to effective and safe ‘Seeking’.


The training programme is a collaboration among NParks, National Biodiversity Centre, November Tan (The Leafmonkey Workshop), Ria Tan (wildsingapore) and the volunteer guides of The Naked Hermit Crabs

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