Dragons and Damsels Workshop

This is the 19th in a series of upcoming monthly workshops by The Leafmonkey Workshop for existing nature guides and those interested in becoming nature guides.

Date: 3 September 2010, Friday
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569 [Map]

Please note that there has been a change of venue!

What is this workshop about?
This workshop introduces the ecology, biology and identification of dragonflies and damselflies. Our local Odonata experts will also share about the dragonflies species and its conservation in Singapore.

This workshop is likely to be more useful for those who have already started guiding. The workshop is not intended to replace self-study and practical experience in the field.


Robin Ngiam
Robin Ngiam is a Senior Project Officer in the National Biodiversity Centre, National Park Board. He has just completed a two years Dragonfly Project in which he conducts surveys of park ponds and nature reserves; provide inputs to park managers and landscape planners on creating and maintaining pond habitats for dragonflies; and also conducting dragonfly training for staff. In addition he participates in outreach programmes by giving public talks to promote dragonfly conservation.

Throughout his five years in NParks, he has gained in-depth dragonfly knowledge through field surveys and interactions with like-minded individuals whom are either colleagues or NParks volunteers. Dragonflies are fascinating and Robin considers himself to be in a continual learning process.

Tang Hung Bun
Tang Hung Bun is an avid dragonfly-watcher and photographer. In 2009, he retired early from teaching and now dedicates his time to studying the dragonflies of Singapore. Together with Cheong Loong Fah and Robin Ngiam, he is responsible for the addition of 16 species to the national dragonfly checklist in the past six years.

Tang is also one of the co-authors of the newly released "A Photographic Guide to the Dragonflies of Singapore" published by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research in August 2010.


Registration is strongly advised as it allows us to better customize the workshop to suit YOUR needs! If you have difficulty submitting your registration on this website, please email us at

Please register by 1 September 2010.

7.00pm - Registration, Networking, Bring your own Dinner!
7.30pm - Lecture on Odonata
8.30pm - Workshop discussion and group presentations.
9.30pm - End of workshop


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