This is the 1st in a series of upcoming monthly workshops by The Leafmonkey Workshop for existing nature guides and those interested in becoming nature guides. Each workshop is focused on a particular family of organism.
Date: 7 Nov 2008, Friday
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Civil Service College [Map]
31 North Buona Vista Road Singapore 275983
7.00pm - Registration, Movie Screening, Bring your own Dinner!
7.30pm - 30 minutes of background content on echinoderms: what they are, roles and adaptations, finding and handling echinoderms in the field.
8.00pm - 1 and a half hours of workshop discussion and group presentations.
9.30pm - End of workshop
Ria Tan, WildSingapore
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The focus of this workshop is on connecting ordinary people with nature. If you have been struggling, trying to digest and convert biological facts to fun stories for your visitors, this workshop is for you!
This workshop aims to bring experienced and new guides together to brainstorm ideas. Let's learn from one another, and come up with new ways to share our passion.
Be prepared to work hard, have fun, make new friends and definitely learn new ways of looking at guiding and our wild places.
This workshop is likely to be more useful for those who have already started guiding and who have some basic knowledge of echinoderms. The workshop is not intended to replace self-study and practical experience in the field. For more details about echinoderms, see the wildsingapore fact sheets http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/
Please read the workshop FAQ which aims to answer many of your burning questions.
Registration is now CLOSED and the event has concluded.
Here are some accounts of the participants' experiences:
Liveblogging from Star-Studded Echinoderm Workshop,
Echinoderm Excess: madness at first nature guides' workshop,