Recruitment, Round 2.

ROUND 2 OF RECRUITMENTS!

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Who we are: We are a group of ardent nature lovers from BES (Bachelor of Environmental Studies, NUS) who are keen on passing on this passion to the general public. We call ourselves the drongos because they are iconic birds within our central catchment area with a penchant for following monkeys. (They do this to feast on insects the monkeys stir up; aren’t they clever?)

What our goals are: To educate the public on the value of our resident flora, fauna and ecosystems as well as raise awareness about the importance of preserving green spaces such as our central catchment nature reserve.

What we are looking for: Committed nature-lovers (from BES) who are free on weekends (You do not need prior guiding experience or any detailed knowledge; we will provide training workshops and information!)

What you will do: Guide a group of interested participants through the Petai trail with two or three other guides, pointing out interesting plants and animals and explaining relevant ecological issues.

What the Petai Trail is: it is a popular nature trail in the Central Catchment Reserve, within MacRitchie Reservior Park. For more detailed information, click this link: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/docs/diy_guide/prunus_trail_macritchie.pdf

What you can see: Pit vipers, shiny beetles, skinks and well, more than we can list! Read our previous posts to see what you can expect!

What commitments: Attend 3 guiding workshops (tentatively in January and February, weekends) and provide guiding on weekends twice a semester.

How to sign up: Fill up this form and email to besdrongos@gmail.com by 19 December! If you have any enquiries about what it means to be a BES Drongo, please feel free to contact us at that email as well!

We hope to see more potential Drongos signing up, and we can’t wait to meet you all soon!

 

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