“Microbial March” is a living fermentation lab that invites everyone to come and learn about the art and science of food fermentation and to reconnect with their bodies and their environment through microbes.
Fermentation – a metabolic process that converts sugar to acids, gases, and alcohols by using microbial cultures (so-called “fermentation starter cultures”) – has been known as a traditional food making technique since the Neolithic Age.
After a short introductory talk about microbes + fermentation and their social, environmental, and health impacts, lab visitors will be invited to engage in a collaborative hands-on making of various cultured foods and drinks.
Everyone is welcomed to bring and share fermentation ingredients, starter cultures, as well as traditional fermentation wisdom and recipes known in their country, neighborhood or family. Along with the exchange of various cultures, both in the literal and metaphorical sense, we will discuss various fermentation-related issues as well as the globally growing inter-cultural tensions.
The event is co-organized by the FabCafe Singapore, The Singapore Eco Film Festival and the Fermentation GutHub group.
Time: 730 to 930 pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum
#2 (Starter) Culture Exchange
There will be milk kefir grains from New Zealand; various yeasts from USA; kombucha SCOBYs from Singapore; and some random surprise starters + everyone is invited to bring samples of fermentation cultures, foods, drinks, recipes, ideas etc.
#3 Make Your Own Jar (Hands-on Workshop)
Collaborative hands-on fermentation: Basic vegetable pickling + yogurt & milk kefir making + kombucha brewing etc.
We will experiment with different teas and sugar levels (kombucha), salt ratios (veggies), additional ingredients (e.g. mango in kefir). The finished jars can stay in Fab Café to sit and ferment (there will be a follow-up tasting session in 2 weeks – exact date TBC). Everyone is also welcomed to bring her/his jars home of course!
#4. Fermented Dancefloor & Late Night Fermentation Vibes (**Free Movement of Cultures**)
Playlist under construction -> add your ideas here: http://bit.ly/2lYI0cT
Entry is free —> BYOjars, foods, cultures, and other friends
For more info and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275463755881579/
This festival is FREE and open from 1030am to 7pm, Fri Nov 10 to Sun Nov 13.
Full program is available here: SGEFF 2016 Program
The festival has been powered by volunteers so please be patient with us! Also, volunteers still needed for this year’s fest and also next years. If you’re interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
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Learn how to observe, document and conserve moths! This workshop will introduce participants to the magical world of mothing in one of the world’s most exotic and easy to access tropical moth recording locations, in the heart of montane forest just 100km from Kuala Lumpur. Moths are a critical component of the food web and provide key ecosystem services for humans, as well as being the major component one of the megadiverse insect orders (Lepidoptera).
The workshop introduces moth ecology, how to observe, photograph and record moths, and will guide you through the major South-east Asian moth families. Field sessions (weather permitting) will allow participants to get hands on practical experience and give the opportunity to put skills to the test. Whilst no collecting of specimens is allowed during this workshop, there will be thought given to this issue.
Workshop Registration Cost: 500 MYR (payable in advance to ReallyWild Place).
Email email@example.com for booking and payment. ONLY 15 places available
More info on the workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/165980480491848/
The International Bicycle Film Festival x Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) partnership will kick off this Aug 20 at the Ride Safe event. Drop by their booth to find out more about cycling, sustainability and the 1st SGEFF (10 to 13 Nov)!
From the Zooniverse folks:
Panthera works in 50 countries around the globe to protect big cats and their vast landscapes. Motion-activated camera traps are used to count cats and their prey species, identify where they live, and determine how conservation efforts are helping to protect these animals.
These cameras produce thousands of images of fascinating animals, from the iconic leopard and rhino to the lesser-known aardwolf and civet. While certainly high-tech, these cameras do not distinguish between animal species. That is why we need your help to identify the big cats and other wildlife in these photos.
Log onto the Camera CATalogue now and help identify the amazing wildlife in these camera trap images. It’s a fun way to spend a few minutes (or a few hours), test and improve your animal knowledge (who knew what a gemsbok was?!) and support efforts to better protect leopards, other wildlife and their landscapes…without ever leaving your chair!