HOWL & Makan

“Howl at the Moon” is an information/engagement series conducted for Toddycats to better inform and engage volunteers.

Coordinated by N. Sivasothi & Joelle Lai, we invite our own members and external speakers to share their experiences and motivations.

Toddycats are notified of sessions through the mailing list. 

2016

  • HOWL 15, Wed 03 Jan 2016 @ LKCNHM Learning Lab
    (Coordinated by Xu Weiting, Fung Tze Kwan & Joys Tan)
    with Seniors: Chloe Tan, Ivan Kwan, Marcus Chua, David Tan & Anand Balan
    & Veterans: Airani, Alvin, Oi Yee, Joelle & N. Sivasothi
    • How now brown cow? – Introductions (Seniors & Veterans with all)
    • Toddycats – a brief history and annual participation (N. Sivasothi)
    • Nature Wardens & Forest Patrols – how we report and help (Seniors & N. Sivasothi)
    • Secrets of the Underworld – the recent EIA feedback processes (Questions answered by N. Sivasothi)
    • Toddycats management, calendar of events and preparations for the Festival of Biodiversity (Joelle Lai)
    • Good news from walks and talks
      • ICCS Marine Life & Marine Trash talks by Joys Tan,
      • Common Palm Civet outreach programme by Xu Weiting
      • Love MacRitchie walks and talks by Chloe Tan
      • What’s afoot in NUS
  • HOWL 14, Wed 20 Jan 2016 @ LKCNHM Learning Lab (Chaired by Ong Say Lin)
    • 2015 Summary
    • 2016 Calendar of Events
    • Toddycat participation in events
    • Love MacRitchie/CRL Updates (Chloe Tan)
    • Updates to LKCNHM Gallery guide programme
    • MyCat walk (Marcus Chua)
    • Resurrecting the Fraser’s Hill FT (TBC)
    • AOB

    2015

    • HOWL 13, Wed 07 Oct 2015 @ S16-03 ALR
      • The Cross-Island Engagement
      • Love MacRitche
      • ICCS
      • LKCNHM Guides Programme
      • Whistle Blower (conflict and enforcement) and BT Patrol report
      • Otter Watch and Monkey Watch
    • HOWL 12, Mon 16 Feb 2015 – Introductions (Joelle Lai); BT closure (Xu Weiting)

    2014

    • HOWL 11, Fri 10 Oct 2014: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR – Toddycats identity and t-shirt & LKCNHM update; Project Ubin; Bukit Timah Patrol
    • HOWL 10, Thu 24 Mar 2014: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ DBS Conference Room II – The Navjot Sodhi Memorial Conversation (Conservation issues in SEA by Mary Rose Posa; Our niche in our world by Dan Rittschoff; Lessons from Chek Jawa by N. Sivasothi).
    • HOWL 09, Wed 26 Feb 2014: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR – Toddycats name change? (N. Sivasothi); Manpower status (Joelle Lai); Otters at GBB; Singapore Flowering; Ops Whistleblower (N. Sivasothi).
    • HOWL 08, Wed 22 Jan 2014: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ Science Library SR – Introduction & welcome (Joelle Lai); Otter Conference @ Bangalore (Meryl Theng); Project LUWAK Singapore (Xu Weiting); Love MacRitchie updates (Chloe Tan); Toddycats 2014 calendar planning.

    2013

    • HOWL 07, Mon 02 Dec 2013: 7.000pm – 10.00pm @ HV O’Cofee Club – URA Master Plan discussion.
    • HOWL 06, Wed 25 Sep 2013: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR – A conversation about conservation with Subaraj Rajathurai & Tony O’Dempsey.
    • HOWL 05, Fri 16 Aug 2013: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR: Love MacRitchie (N. Sivasothi), Long-tailed macaques (Amanda Tan) & “Love Sharks” (Kathy Xu).
    • HOWL 04, Wed 17 Jul 2013: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR: FoB (Joelle Lai); Social media strategies (N. Sivasothi); Student Exchange @ Yale (David Tan) & Volunteering w/Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (Chloe Tan) 
    • HOWL 03, Thu 06 Jun 2013: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR: ACRES Laos (Ong Say Lin)
    • HOWL 02, Tue 30 Apr 2013: 7.00pm – 9.30 pm @ NUS LT27: “Pulau Ubin – facts and discussion” (Faizal Jamal, Ivan Kwan, Joseph Chun & Debby Ng)[link]. 
    • HOWL 01, Tue 26 Feb 2013: 7.00pm – 10.00pm @ ALR: Welcome and Introductions; Singapore Conversations, etc. (N. Sivasothi) [link]

    Dinners and Teas

    • The 4th Toddycats Appreciation Dinner and overnight stay at Changi, Fri 24 Jul 2015
    • LKCNHM Volunteers Engagement Tea, Sat 28 Feb 2015
    • The 3rd Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & Last Hurrah! Public Gallery tour for Toddycats, Wed 20 Mar 2013
    • Appreciation Dinner and Biodiversity of Singapore Encyclopedia presentation for Toddycats Volunteer Project Managers & Senior Volunteers, Wed 03 Aug 2011 [album]
    • The 2nd Toddycats Appreciation Dinner & overnight stay at Changi (1 Cranwell Bungalow ), Friday 01 Feb 2008
    • The 1st Toddycats Appreciation Dinner and Ghostly Night Tour of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Friday, 14 Oct 2005

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