The Singapore Eco Film Festival is Back! Aug 31 to Sept 3

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Opening Night Party and Film is Aug 31 @ The Projector, from 6pm onwards, kicking off the 2nd SG Eco Film Festival with the Singapore Premiere of Acid Ocean. More details: http://ptix.co/2w8SMRT


Navjot Sodhi Conservation Research Award – Deadline Dec 31

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In remembrance of the contribution of late Dr. Navjot Sodhi to tropical conservation science, ATBC provides a cash award of 500 USD for a student from a developing country each year. Details at: http://tropcialbiology.org/navjot-sodhi-award.


Eligibility: ATBC student members who are nationals of a tropical developing country, conducting research that directly contributes to biodiversity conservation within the tropics.

Application materials:

1) A cover-letter as the main body of an e-mail, with name, nationality, current academic status, project title, and project location.

2) A single-page (400-800 words) document as an attachment, describing the research project, accomplishments to date (including any publication from the research), and specifically how the award will be used. (pdf  file attachment)

3) A letter of recommendation by the major academic advisor of the nominee, verifying the eligibility and explaining the significance of the nominee’s academic accomplishment and research potential (pdf file attachment or a separate e-mail directly submitted)

4) A curriculum vitae (pef attachment)


Please submit application materials as e-mail to president@tropicalbio.org by December 31.



Joint Master of Science in Communication – NUS & ANU

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The NUS-ANU Joint M.Sc. in Science Communication aims to foster in its participants the skills necessary to:

  • be competent, confident, effective communicators of science and technology to the general public and school-age audiences
  • develop materials for effective communication to non-specific audiences
  • propose and supervise project work and other scientific activities
  • develop strong lifelong learning habits

Applicants seeking admission to the course for the NUS-ANU Joint M.Sc. degree program in Science Communication must have a Bachelor degree in Science with Honours (or equivalent) from a reputable university.


SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT 2015 – 9 to 11 Nov, Singapore

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The theme for this year is “Sustainable Development and Growing the Blue Economy – the Next 50 Years”. SOS 2015 is “the only global, multi-sectoral platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.”

For more info: http://www.oceancouncil.org/site/summit_2015/

Nominations for Study on Master Nature Educators – Deadline Aug 15

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Dear members of the nature community,

We, Susanna Ho and Vilma D’Rozario, are embarking on a study to identify the educational methods and benefits of learning outdoors for children and youth. In order to achieve this end, we would like to draw upon the knowledge and experience of ‘Master Nature Educators’ who are experienced in teaching and learning in an outdoor environment, with a special focus on nature education, especially within the Singapore context.

We seek your help in identifying ‘Master Nature Educators’ to assist in this study.

A Master Nature Educator is one who is:

  • Best of the best
  • Passionate about wildlife
  • Passionate about nature education
  • Knowledgeable about local biodiversity (animals and plants) & native habitats (ecosystems)
  • Person whom you’d like to learn from
  • Energetic and engaging
  • Inspiring to children/youth
  • Inspiring to fellow-educators
  • Works well with children/youth
  • Active in volunteering for nature education

Please use the nomination form attached to nominate 3 candidates based on the criteria given, to the best of your knowledge. All nominations will remain anonymous and nomination results will not be disclosed.

We would be grateful if you could also send this appeal to nominate master nature educators to friends within the community so that they too can make their nominations.

Please send your completed nomination form to Ms Andie Ang at Andie.Ang@Colorado.EDU as soon as possible, preferably before 15 August, 2015.

If you have queries, please do not hesitate to email Vilma at vilma.drozario@nie.edu.sg or Susanna at Susanna_HO@moe.gov.sg

Thank you very much.

With best wishes,

Vilma D’Rozario (Dr.)                                Susanna Ho (Dr.)

National Institute of Education              Ministry of Education

For the nomination form: Master Nature Educator nomination form instructions_28May15 (sho vdr)

REGISTRATION OPEN – Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium IV, 1 Aug (Sat) @ UTown Auditorium 2

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NUS Toddycats!


The fourth Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium is now open for registration!


The theme of the symposium is “What’s Next?”, alluding to the changing Biodiversity and Conservation landscape of Singapore. This year’s team hopes to bring to you new findings in our biodiversity, encourage continuation in existing projects, and more importantly, to inspire youths to play a greater role in protecting biodiversity and the environment in Singapore.

Presentations will be organized into four broad categories — Human-Ecosystem Conflict, Connecting with nature, Ecosystem and species studies, and youth-for-youth efforts in the biodiversity scene. So join us now at this symposium to find out more about our changing biodiversity scene!

The symposium will be charged at $10 per person and $8 per student. We offer an early bird price (offer until 30 Jun 2015) of $8 per individual, and $5 per student. 

We will be providing early bird coffee and two teas between…

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