What drew you to this event? I was interested to listen to the point of view of a Senior Manager working at NParks' Wildlife. With her first hand experience carrying out projects i wanted to learn more about her stories working with the public and the organisations. What are 3 things you learned from this … Continue reading Reflection: BQ Live – Wildlife Education
1. What drew you to this event? I was curious to find out about local efforts to maintain human-wildlife coexistence, since I thought Singapore’s reputation of being a concrete jungle would make this notion much harder to achieve. I also wanted to hear from expert educators what they do to ensure our community interacts responsibly … Continue reading BQ Live: Wildlife Education
When I was really young, I used to have an elderly neighbour who used to feed pigeons every evening. My neighbours and family disliked her for this very reason. They felt that she was luring pigeons in to our neighbourhood, causing the surroundings to be more and more dirty and unhygienic. After she passed on, … Continue reading Reflections – BQLive: Wildlife Educator
Photo of a White-crested Laughingthrush with rice fed to it (Photo by me) What drew you to this event? To be very honest, I was quite interested to know firsthand from someone who has had experience talking to people regarding animals professionally, as I also would want to do something similar in the future. Even … Continue reading Thoughts from Cyrena’s sharing (:
While understanding wildlife is important, the bridge to connect wildlife and people is just as crucial in achieving peace between wildlife and humans. That was why I immediately signed up for this talk when I read the title, because I really wanted to hear how a Wildlife Educator would be that bridge between the two. … Continue reading Just thoughts..
What an insightful Saturday morning! I had signed up for this event to learn about nature education and outreach in Singapore. More specifically, I wanted to know how to talk to people about nature and animals, believing it was a way to get them concerned about the environmental crisis. Unexpectedly, wildlife educator Cyrena shared so … Continue reading Reflections: BQLive with a Wildlife Educator
Image credits: Unsplash / Jason Wong What drew you to this event? Human wildlife conflict is a topic less discussed among the average Singaporeans, and to me is a serious issue because a lack of exposure and basic awareness of responsible wildlife interaction in an urban jungle presents a whole host of challenges that will … Continue reading Response to Burning Questions LIVE w/ a Wildlife Educator
"Do you get bored of your job?", was the question I submitted for this session. In my mind, I thought wildlife educators just gave general school assembly talks and patrolled our parks making sure people don't misbehave, encountering the usual problems - monkeys stealing food, people feeding pigeons, etc. I was so wrong and ignorant! … Continue reading BQLive with a Wildlife Educator: Are you bored??
A Javan Myna eating a bread crumb. You’ve surely seen it – A person sitting at a park bench, with a flock of cooing pigeons congregating at his feet. He tosses a few bread crumbs towards them, sending them into a frenzy. Or you may have heard about a recent incident at Lorong Halus, where … Continue reading BQLive Wildlife Educator: When Sharing is NOT Caring!
People observing a Smooth-Coated Otter at a park We live in an urban jungle. Aside from being densely populated with people, what are some wild neighbours that we share our island nation with? Snakessss in the City Did you know that Singapore is home to the world’s longest snake? And also – wait for it … Continue reading BQLive Wildlife Educator: Wildlife in our City