NParks Spotlight - Understanding Our Local Biodiversity When Sat, 05 Sep 2020 - Sat, 26 Sep 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 Get to know the biodiversity of our City in Nature, with NParks Spotlight. This month, we will hear from our partners in the biodiversity community. They will share about the fascinating lives of our flora and fauna, and what YOU can do to protect them! Join us online every weekend from 10.30am - 11.30am. Register to be part of the Zoom session (Limited slots) or stream the talk live on the NParksSG YouTube channel. This special edition of the NParks Spotlight series is organised as part of the Festival of Biodiversity 2020. Date Title/Synopsis 5 September 2020 Amazing Reptiles and Amphibians of Singapore Presented by: Mr. Sankar Ananthanarayanan President / Herpetological Society of Singapore Reptiles and amphibians are often misunderstood. But look closer, and you’ll find that many are harmless, important to the environment and even beautiful! Join us to learn about these spectacular creatures. Watch the live stream here. 12 September 2020 Finding Community in Conservation Presented by: Ms. Sam Shu Qin Volunteer / Friends of Marine Park Friends of Marine Park is an initiative supporting Sisters’ Islands Marine Park. Our speaker will share how community collaboration and their ‘kampung spirit’ have been key to making waves in marine conservation. Watch the live stream here. 13 September 2020 Five Years of Garden Bird Watch Presented by: Mr. Low Bing Wen Senior Manager (Terrestrial) / National Biodiversity Centre Garden Bird Watch is a citizen science initiative that monitors birds in our parks and gardens. Join us to find out how these birds are faring, based on data contributed by over 1100 dedicated volunteers since 2015. Watch the live stream here. 19 September 2020 A Love for Langurs Presented by: Dr. Andie Ang Research Scientist / Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund Chairperson / Raffles' Banded Langur Working Group The Raffles’ Banded Langur is a strikingly beautiful monkey, with midnight fur and ivory bands traversing the underside of its body and limbs. Find out why these langurs are critically endangered and how we can help. Watch the live stream here. 20 September 2020 Wild Bees as Watchable Wildlife in Singapore Presented by: Mr. Zestin Soh Senior Manager (Horticulture & Operations) / Singapore Botanic Gardens & A/P. John Ascher Assistant Professor / National University of Singapore Singapore is home to extraordinary bees - from giant black carpenters to tiny stingless bees. Discover the work behind Singapore’s first guidebook on bees, and how you can play a part in documenting them. Watch the live stream here. 26 September 2020 Capturing Wild Moments Presented by: Mr. Bernard Seah Wildlife Photographer Volunteer / Otter Working Group Singapore is rich in biodiversity - From charismatic otters, to mysterious crocodiles and elusive snakes. Get behind the camera with our speaker, who will share insights and ethical practices for photographing our wildlife. Register here.