Saturday, April 29, 2017

21 May (Sun)- Want to learn how to be a nature guide? Come join the Chek Jawa Familiarisation Tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs!

Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a nature guide? Looking for an interesting activity for your family to take part in during the holidays? The Chek Jawa Familiarisation Tour is here for you! No prior experience is needed. Sign up now at our online form! After you have completed the Familiarisation Tour on 21 May, you will be able to participate as a volunteer at the Balik Chek Jawa Day on 3 June. Come join us and make a difference for nature!

Join us to help make a difference for nature!
What is this Familiarisation Tour about? 
To help prepare you to contribute to Balik Chek Jawa, this tour introduces you Chek Jawa and hopes to build your confidence to share at one station of your choice along the boardwalk. 
It is also a chance to interact with like-minded people and more experienced nature guides while coming up with new and exciting ways to share about our shores. The tour will take you around the Chek Jawa coastal and mangrove boardwalk.

Why should I join this familiarisation tour?
By joining this FREE tour, you will not only learn about the wildlife at Chek Jawa, but also have a chance to contribute to Balik Chek Jawa by learning how to be a nature guide! 
Date: 21 May (Sun)
Time: 8.00 am-12 noon
(More details will be provided to those who register)
Click here to sign up!
Registration closes on 17 May 2017

Continue reading for more information on what you can learn, and who is eligible to join the tour!
You will learn:
- How to spot wildlife
- Guiding tips
- Tricky guiding situations, e.g. dealing with 'difficult' visitors
- You are expected to read up the bulk of the information on your own. Links to online resources will   be provided.

Who can join the Familiarisation Tour?
- Participants should be 19 years old and above.
- Younger participants may participate if accompanied by a parent/guardian during both the  familiarisation tour and Balik Chek Jawa.
- Families are welcome to join the familiarisation tour and volunteer at Balik Chek Jawa.
- Individual participants under 19 years of age will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Participants must commit to help at Balik Chek Jawa on 3 Jun (Sat).

What is Balik Chek Jawa?
Part of Pesta Ubin, Balik Chek Jawa is a FREE Open House at Chek Jawa. Volunteers (you!) will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing wildlife. There are also lots of fun activities for kids and the family at House No. 1, Chek Jawa's Visitor Centre (There will be NO activities on the seashores).

Date: 3 Jun (Sat)
Time: 10am - 3pm
Meeting point: Chek Jawa Info Kiosk.
More details on Balik Chek Jawa 2017 here.

Click here to see what happened at Balik Chek Jawa last year!

If you have any questions about the tour or sign-ups, please email us at

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