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Mon 22 Sep 2003

Finding Nemo talk a success

Category : Singapore Naturalist

Last Saturday (20 Sep 2003), Zeehan gave a talk to a crowded Amazon Room at Woodlands Library. Part of the successful Eco@Woodlands series, it was initiated by an NUS classmate of mine, Eunice Low, at the National Library, who called to ask for a clownfish talk.

Instead I walked over to the department labs and found Zeehan Jaafar, a fish biologist who was game. It would be her first public talk but she teaches undergrads and is a nature guide, one of the original cohort who guided at Chek Jawa, so it should be easy enough.

She did her homework and even communicated with scientists overseas. In the meantime we got the date and time setup, did the write up and photos for National Library, setup the webpage, circulated the emails adverts in Habitatnews and Nature Society, borrowed/delivered posters etc.

On Saturday, I called Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve and suggested visitors be informed they could walk the new Kranji Nature Trail to reach the reservoir bus-stop for TIBS No. 925 and take the bus to busy Woodlands and pop into the library. Teh Jen Lee of The New Paper featured an article the same day entitled "Finding Nemo? Look No Further".

We packed the room, the talk was informative and enjoyable, kids were asking questions and rewarded with Chek Jawa buttons, and had drawing outlines of clownfish amidst anemone for colouring.

It was a great success. I enjoyed sitting back and listening for once. I was helping to forward the slides on the iBook (forgot my remote) so I had a good seat! Now to feature the same for NUS and NSS.

Interestingly in the lobby, a Shark Awareness exhibition by WildAid was setup.

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