We took a break in January but the NUS Toddycats will be back to continue with our forest afforestation and habitat enhancement works at the Kranji Coastal Nature Park in February 2023.
Join us on either or both Saturdays (4th Feb, 18th Feb; 4-6pm), where we will be tending to the newly-planted saplings to help give them a higher chance of survival and speed up the afforestation process. This will include topping up soil and mulch at the stem bases, uprighting saplings that are leaning or have fallen over, and removing competiting vegetation.
Click on the image below to read more and to register. Choose “General Admission” tickets when registering.
On 18th Feb, we will also undertake soil preparations and tree planting. Click on the image to register.
NUS Toddycats offer free, guided bicycle rides through central Pulau Ubin annually during Pesta Ubin. We are pleased to share stories of nature, heritage and geography of the island for some two decades now. The event originated from a 1998 Ubin Challenge event.
This ride of fellowship is an enjoyable way to meet others and discover just some parts of the island through the simple joy of cycling!
NUS Toddycats! are glad to be back in face to face action at the Festival of Biodiversity 2022!
The Festival of Biodiversity (FOB) is an annual biodiversity outreach event since 2012, by the National Parks Board in collaboration with the Biodiversity Roundtable. We are delighted to share stories with members of public curious about Singapore’s biodiversity during this event.
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd May 2022
9.00am – 6.00pm
Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
The FOB2022 team warmed up with a visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve where we refreshed ourselves with encounters with the flora and fauna, all in the good company of new and old friends!
The indoor preparatory workshop was held at LKCNHM where it was lovely to meet up with the NUS Toddycats! team once again. Activities and specimens combined with guiding tips shared by seniors made the learning event active and enjoyable!
FOB2022 is our first face-to-face outreach for the public in two years, and our volunteers are raring to share stories of our local biodiversity specimens.
Curious about wildlife in Singapore? Visit FOB2022 and chat with us and the many other nature groups at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 21 – 22 May, 2022!
Toddycats went down to Hong Lim Park on 21 Sep 2019 Sat, 3.00 – 6.00pm to show support to Singapore’s First Climate Rally, organised by youths to call on the government and industries to take on more drastic climate action. The rally is also timed to be a part of the worldwide climate strikes, started by climate activist, Greta Thunberg.
Once emerging from the MRT station, I realised it wasn’t just a few people gathering. There were so many others who also shared the same sentiments that more could be done in Singapore and we have to take climate action now. It was really heartening to see that people of all ages (not only the youths) viewed the climate crisis seriously enough to come down to Hong Lim Park on a hazy Saturday afternoon to be a part of this rally.
There were six speeches given by Lad Komal Bhupendra, Karen Sim, Ellen Wu, N. Sivasothi, Oliver Chua and Ho Xiang Tian. All of them delivered speeches with fire and passion. Each of the speakers shared their sentiments, and also included systemic solutions which were pitched to various levels of society, industries and the government to adopt.
The climate rally might be the first, but it wouldn’t be the last time you hear people asking for action to be done. The chance to reverse climate crisis is getting smaller and smaller. Now is the time to make big changes for the climate. The climate actions need to happen at all levels of society and fast. We don’t want the climate crisis to become a climate disaster, do we?