Friday, August 1, 2008

9 Aug (Sat): Reef Celebrations! Launch of IYOR in Singapore

The marine community celebrates our nation's priceless reefs this National Day with the Singapore launch of International Year of the Reef!

Everyone is invited!

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens (above Taman Serasi foodcourt)


With a slew of activities for all, come find out about Singapore's living shores and how you can make a difference for them.

A shore fun day for the entire family! Kids' games and activities so even the youngest ones (aged 4-8 years) can learn about our marine life and what we can do to help.

Be a Star! Adopt a unique Singapore star and learn more about Cyrene Reef, a major Knobbly Nursery.

Our reefs revealed! As volunteers share about our reefs and shores and the work they have been doing. A rare opportunity to meet ALL major marine groups active on our shores and find out how you too can make a difference.

Exciting exhibits! See Singapore's living shores without getting your feet wet. Find out about the latest marine projects, and threats to and work done for our shores. Come see rarely seen specimens, including a baby dugong.

Special talks throughout the day! Come find out if there are any reefs left in Singapore and about diving Singapore's wild reefs at Pulau Hantu. Learn more about our Knobbly sea stars; how is Chek Jawa doing after the mass deaths in 2007?; and about our wild and wacky seagrass meadows. Film clips about our amazing marine life will also be shown throughout the day.

To read the full programme for 9 Aug, check out the IYOR website.

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