NParks Spotlight - Understanding Our Local Biodiversity When Sat, 01 Aug 2020 - Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:30AM - 11:30AM Where Various locations,across Singapore Online Get Directions Who Families and nature enthusiasts Contact us Email CIN@NParks.gov.sg Tickets Free Event Each talk is open to a maximum of 85 participants Open to all NParks Spotlight is a new series of weekly online talks that features our in-house experts from the National Biodiversity Centre division. They will share about the fascinating creatures and habitats that can be found right here, in our City in Nature. This series is hosted on Zoom, with limited slots available for each talk. The talks will also be streamed live on our YouTube channel, to allow everyone to enjoy them. Join us online on Saturday mornings, 10.30 - 11.30am! Date Title/Synopsis 1 August 2020 Fish in Our Streams Presented by: Dr. Cai Yixiong Senior Manager / Biodiversity (Terrestrial) National Biodiversity Centre Did you know that Singapore’s rarest fish are found in forest streams? Many need pristine habitats to survive. Learn about these diverse but vulnerable inhabitants of our inland waters. Watch the live stream here. 8 August 2020 Crabs to Call Our Own Presented by: Dr. Daniel Ng Manager / Biodiversity (Terrestrial) National Biodiversity Centre Some freshwater crab species are uniquely Singaporean, and cannot be found anywhere else! Join us to learn more about these tiny, cryptic crustaceans that are often hard to spot and well-camouflaged in their local habitats. Watch the live stream here. 15 August 2020 Fishy Tales Presented by: Dr. Jeffrey Low Senior Manager / Biodiversity (Coastal & Marine) National Biodiversity Centre Wrasses and seahorses amongst reefs; iridescent angelfish in the deep seascape - this session will regale you with personal encounters beneath the waves. Who knows what more you may discover from these fishy tales? Register here. 22 August 2020 When the Seas Explode Life! Presented by: Dr. Karenne Tun Director / Biodiversity (Coastal & Marine) National Biodiversity Centre A visual underwater spectacle that is rarely seen, this talk offers a vicarious experience for the annual phenomena that sustains and propagates our reef ecosystems. Through verses and visuals, our speaker will share her 18 years of documenting coral spawning in local waters. Register here. 29 August 2020 Befriending the Bees Presented by: Mr. Zestin Soh Senior Manager / Horticulture (Horticulture & Operations) Singapore Botanic Gardens Bees play a critical role in the health of our ecosystem, but they are often misunderstood. This talk will debunk common bee myths, and reveal the wondrous diversity of these pollinators in Singapore. Register here.