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Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Join NUS Toddycats!

Dear students,

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment?

NUS Toddycats, which dates back to 1999, is meant to “expose, develop, enthuse and apply individuals to programmes in conservation, education and research.”

The programme is designed to be fuss free, so Toddycats volunteer on an event basis, involving 1-2 days of training and execution.

To join us, sign up at

Open House on Sat 24 Aug 2019: 9.00am – 11.30am
@ NUS Lab 7 (S2-03)

We welcome you to find out more an open house session where you get to chat with seniors and learn about what we do what we do and what programmes we are involved with, which include: Exhibitions | Nature and heritage trails | Public seminars and Symposia |Webpages & Blogs |Partnerships and feedback| Coastal Cleanups

Sign up as a member and join us at HOWL,
Mon 26 Aug 2019: 6.30pm

Our next event is a get-together called HOWL (at the Moon!) on Monday 26th Aug 2019: 6.30pm – if keen, do register by Fri 23 Aug 2019 at


Sivasothi aka Otterman
Battling the Sixth Extinction 


Join NUS Toddycats at Ubin Day 2015 – Pedal Ubin and the ICCS, Palm Civet and Otter booths!

Once again, Ubinday2015NUS Toddycats are part of Ubin Day 2015! This very special Open House event is conducted by people and groups who love Ubin. We come together to organise special events for the public to celebrate Pulau Ubin on Sat 13 June & Sun 14 Jun 2015.

Toddycats will offer Pedal Ubin, as we did in 2014 – this exploration of Pulau Ubin on bicycle includes visits to Ubin Quarry, Ketam Beach and the German Girl Shrine.

We also join other groups at the bazaar in the main tent on 13 & 14 Jun 2015 – International Coastal Cleanup Singapore will engage visitors about marine life in Singapore and the hurtful impact of marine trash. The Common Palm Civet and Otter Watch groups will introduce the public to native mammals which we are lucky to have live amongst us still in Pulau Ubin and Singapore.

You can join us to help out in the Toddycats Pedal Ubin programme or as an Exhibition Guide to talk about marine life, civets and otters. Just sign up here: A training workshop will be conducted on Sat 06 Jun 2015..

Another Junglefowl, Joelle, talking about Ubin Quarry.

Pedal Ubin guide Joelle Lai, introduces the Ubin Quarry at Ubin Day 2014.

Public engagement by various groups at the main tent on Ubin Day 2014.

Attention NUS staff and students – catalyse the community as a Kent Ridge Heritage guide!

Kent Ridge Heritage Trail Guide recruitment
Register by 15 Feb 2015:

NUS Toddycats are recruiting student and staff of NUS to be nature guides for the monthly hour-long Kent Ridge Walk Conversations series in 2015. Guides are expected to read recommended literature, prepare for content and delivery, attend three evening training sessions and pass an assessment in order to conduct weekday evening walks (5.30pm – 7.00pm) for the NUS community and eventually the public.

If you enjoy meeting people, having conversations, sharing stories and love green spaces, this is an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals! NUS Toddycats are a friendly, competent and passionate team intent on sharing stories of heritage and the environment and in this series, facilitating conversations between members of the NUS community.

We have been guiding on the ridge for over a decade and think its time to catalyse our community further by helping them discover their heritage on the ridge – and each other!

Register to train as a Kent Ridge Heritage Guide at: It’ll be tough, but we’ll figure out a schedule!

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Internship position open

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum seeks an intern to help organise outreach and education activities for 2015

Duties and responsibilities

You will assist with the administration, communication, and implementation of outreach events organised by the museum, including event planning, publicity efforts, and logistics support. These events include the Kent Ridge Walks, Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium 2015, International Coastal Cleanup, and others.

Skill sets requirements

The ideal candidate should be interested in nature and the environment in Singapore and is comfortable interacting with members of the public. Enthusiasm and the ability to work independently is a requirement, as is basic design skills, experience in web publishing, and familiarity with google docs.

Interview date: 22 December 2014

Internship Information

Duration: 6 – 12  months commencing January 2015.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Joelle Lai at nhmlcyj[at] Shortlisted applicants will be notified for the interview.  

Raffles Museum Toddycats at Festival of Biodiversity (26 & 27 May 2012)

A cornucopia of pleasures awaits nature lovers this May, as the inaugural Festival of Biodiversity is expected to take place at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens on 26 & 27 May 2012. The theme of this event, organized by NParks in collaboration with the Biodiversity Roundtable, is to create awareness and share each other’s efforts in conserving and enhancing biodiversity.

© 2012 NParks

Raffles Museum Toddycats! will be having an exhibition booth at the event to showcase our rich natural heritage to the public. We will be bringing down a wide variety of specimens that can be found in different habitats ranging from terrestrial, mangroves, freshwater and marine environments. Besides our usual specimens such as the baby dugong, otter and crabs, many other specimens such as the pangolin, and a pair of taxidermized leopard cats will be brought out to the public for the first time. We will also share our insights on the annual ICCS (International Coastal Cleanup Singapore) with the public through informative posters. In addition, we plan to engage the masses with some activities, such as a self-made magnetic board game (matching diet/habitat to animal) and wildlife 3D paper crafts ( For those of you who enjoy promoting, we welcome you to help the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research to sell merchandise.

One of the new specimens to be displayed

We will be expecting a huge crowd, akin to that of the Envirofest which was held in 2009 at HDB Hub at Toa Payoh. The massive turnout was a great encouragement that spurred us to continue our outreach programmes even up till today.

Massive crowd at Envirofest 2009

This year’s Festival of Biodiversity will undoubtedly be the biggest event to look forward to, and with the various aforementioned volunteer roles available, we will appreciate the various contributions from you!

The festival will be held from 9am to 6pm on both days, with 3 shifts available for sign up:

0800 – 1130 Shift 1 (including booth set up)
1130 – 1500 Shift 2
1500 – 1900 Shift 3 (including booth pack up)

In preparation for this event, there will also be a briefing and training
session on Wednesday, 23 May 2012: 6.30pm @ DBS Lab 7 [Block S2, Level 3].
During the session, we will bring volunteers greater insights into the specimens, papercrafts and activities, as well as share stories on the animals with each other!

Sharing session by our volunteers

If you are able to commit and would like to be a part of this exciting festival, please sign up at !
For undergraduates who have signed up to present your Honours Poster,
please also indicate the shifts you will be available.

For more information about the event please visit: or

We look forward to contributing to the biodiversity conservation cause with everyone!