Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium - 24 Sep 2011

The Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium will be held on 24 September 2011 at the National University of Singapore. This is the third year that this event, jointly organized by NUS and NParks, is taking place. Three of our Biorefugia bloggers will be there either as speakers or moderators!

I remember attending the very first symposium way back in 2003 - I got to miss a day of classes in school, too. As a neophyte, it was my first introduction both to the wide array of research and activism that was going on in the Singapore environmental scene, and to the people who were involved. I even got a free copy of the Chek Jawa guidebook, which had just been launched, and which now occupies a proud position on my bookshelf.

There are three sessions on the three major habitat types: terrestrial, freshwater, and marine, which should satisfy most tastes. The speakers are a good mix of established names and younger people. If that's not enough to entice you, early birds get free coffee!

Remember to register by the 18th ($10 regular, $5 student). The deadline for poster submissions is also on the same day.

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