Clean & Green Singapore!

7 11 2008

The weekend was well spent at the clean and green Singapore (CGS) carnival over at the marina barrage, a newly-opened dam that marks Singapore’s first city reservoir.

We had a good view of the city and Singapore flyer from the marina barrage. The scenery was simply spectacular! (:

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While walking around the marina barrage, viewing other exhibits from the other schools and admiring the beautiful scenery. There was actually free kayaking and aqua-biking. For the not so adventurous ones, there was the water taxi. We did not actually have the chance to do any of that.

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We had a booth of our own, shared with another project about banded leaf monkeys from our school.

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Our poster, together with the other posters kindly provided by team seagrass, was put up.

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We even had official tags and the great meals provided for us. There was even breakfast and tea! 😀 Ms. Siti and Ms. Weiling also got us some snacks!

 

On the first day (Friday), we were indeed honoured to have PM Lee visit our booth and hear a short intro of our project from us!

 

Although we encountered some problems along the way, like explaining our project in mandarin, we slowly got more experienced and better in conversing with the public. Moreover, sometimes all the aunties and uncles only wanted freebies and we had to control the giving out of free stickers, colouring sheets and masks.

 

Rain poured on Sunday but that didn’t dampen the atmosphere as the public continued flowing into the marina barrage. There was actually a great crowd for all three days as shuttle buses were filled up and RC groups made up the crowd.

 

Although it has been tiring, we all felt that it was worth it. We hope that the public has learnt more about seagrass:D

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Cheryl Jiemin Joyce Xinyi Jolyn Danielle

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The end of Our project.

2 05 2008

It’s been two months since our last post, and well there is much to say.

Our school research has officially ended (although we have yet to write our report xD) and a new group of sec threes will be taking over our project. Two groups in fact, since Mr Lim has decided to branch out our project into two. One of them will be focusing on the vertical growth of Thalassia hemprichii as well as profiling of the Labrador Beach, and the other group will be doing the monitoring sessions and lateral growth of Thalassia hemprichii! THUS, we will no longer be posting on this blog, instead our junior teams would be updating the blog and such.

The three of us however have joined Team Seagrass! So we will still be doing monitoring and watching seagrasses, cos we’re afraid we’ll miss it too much 😛

We will be sharing our findings from our project at a later date, mainly because it’s the exam period now :/

We will be going down to Labrador Park with our junior teams and Mr Lim next Friday, 9 May, and from then on, we will really not be doing anything with our pioneer project! Though we will still go down to Lab Park when we’re free(: We dearly hope our juniors will live up to our expectations xD

Unofficial acknowledgements go out here to NParks and Team Seagrass especially Ms Siti, Ms Ria, Ms Yang and Ms Lim who came down with us on various sessions and helped us immensely!! THANK YOU!(:





Back to Labrador Park!

18 02 2008

After a loooong absence, we’re finally going back to Labrador Park! However, we are nearing the end of our project, and this would be one of the last few times going down to Lab Park for research 😦

Nonetheless, we will enjoy every moment we are there. We’ll be going down tomorrow to do monitoring.

Apart from monitoring, there are some other aspects of our project that we will be exploring, like the turbidity of the water and the amount of sunlight the seagrasses receive, as well as following up on measuring the growth of Thalassia hemprichii.





The Tedious Task of Report Writing

17 11 2007

This being our school project, sadly, we have to write a report covering our findings. Although of course, we still haven’t finished our project, we have started on our report. Then, sadly by next year April, our project will have officially come to an end 😦 But this doesn’t mean that we’re through with Labrador Park! Hopefully, we will still be able to help monitor Labrador Park, and join Team seagrass in monitoring other places as well!





Photos uploaded

7 11 2007

Thanks to the constant reminder from the girls I managed to upload the pictures.

Again those 2 trips were excellent, perfect weather and excellent tides. We will be compiling our data very soon.

Meanwhile here’s the link to some of the pictures taken.

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Seagrass Watch newsletter!

23 10 2007

After such a long hiatus, due to exams and such, here’s an update! It’s not really an update, just that Mr Lim received the newsletters from Ms Siti today, and we’re featured!

Pardon the bad picture 😛

Yep, and we’ll probably be going down this saturday for another monitoring sesssion! How fun(:





Orientation/Get-together session!

24 09 2007

We went for our very first orientation/get-together session on saturday! It seemed quite weird, as we were already doing this project for quite some time and did a presentation on it for the rest of the team, yet we did not know any of the team members except for Ms Siti, Ms Ria, Ms Shufen and Ms Weiling. So for us, it was both an orientation and a get-together 😛

The presentations were very interesting and enriching, as we learnt more about what teamseagrass does apart from monitoring seagrasses as well as some of the team member’s own projects, such as Mr Kok Sheng’s Chek Jawa Mortality and Recruitment Project. We also got to know some of the team who presented, such as Mr Marcus, Mr Roy (heh xP) and Mr Andy.

Listening to their presentations also made us want to visit the other sites and not just Labrador Park! (Don’t tell Mr Lim, but we’re getting quite bored of Lab Park already…) Maybe it’s because we always take so long to do our monitoring, or because we’re always rushing off somwhere after monitoring sessions, but we seldom get the chance to explore the rest of Labrador Park apart from our patch of Thalassia. As such, we have not gotten the chance to spot any stonefish or sea snake, making our site seem really dull in comparison.

Nevertheless, we did learn something useful for our project from Mr Jeff Low. He spotted Thalassia at nearly 2m in depth at one of his dive surveys near labrador park! We are certainly curious as to how they can survive at such a depth. Perhaps the water quality was much better than that at Labrador Park, as our water tend to be quite turbid from the construction works nearby.

We are going to have our exams soon and thus will not be updating our blog much. We can’t wait for our exams to be over, because Mr Lim has promised that he will bring us to Chek Jawa! 😀