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Living together with Nature A Marshall Cavendish Sharing Session with November Tan
Who am I? <ul><li>Graduate student </li></ul><ul><li>NUS, Department of Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Volunteer & Gui...
What do I do? <ul><li>Researching Singapore’s ecological foodprint in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia </li></ul>
What do I do? <ul><li>Introduce young and old to the nature areas in Singapore (e.g. Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin, Sentosa, Cyren...
Meet the Leafmonkey http://leafmonkey.blogspot.com
Learning about nature
WAIT! There is nature in Singapore?!
This is Singapore!
Reef Celebrations!   Launch of IYOR in Singapore 9 August 2008 Saturday 10am-5pm Botany Centre,  S’pore Botanic Gardens ht...
Nature Analogies
HDB Flats http://mangrove.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/text/2064.htm
MacDonald drive thru’
Love to eat  Durians ?
Fishy Kindergarten
Living at home  till… 40!
Hire a  bodyguard
Size  does  matter
Home  upgrading
We learn from nature too
Examples from nature Drip Tips
It’s a bird! It’s a plane… Colugo or “Flying Lemur”
Natural Architect Tailor Bird Sunbird
Finally, live with nature We are part of the food chain too!
Where do we get our food? <ul><li>Singapore imports 95% of its vegetable consumption. </li></ul>
Not so transparent  food chain Farmer Agricultural Inputs Exporter Transporter Importer Wholesaler Retailer Wet Market Sup...
How do you like your vegetable?
How is food grown?
Organic vegetables…  not welcome?
Looks good…  so must be good too?
What about the environment?
Should we be eating highlands vegetable?
So…  Is it the farmer’s fault?
Choose Wisely Eat Responsibly
Thank you! Any food for thought?
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Living together with Nature

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Slides for a 1 hour sharing session / talk / lecture that I am supposed to give to a crowd of 100 science teachers on 1 Aug. Organized by Marshall Cavendish as a supplementary to their science textbook.

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Living together with Nature

  1. 1. Living together with Nature A Marshall Cavendish Sharing Session with November Tan
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Graduate student </li></ul><ul><li>NUS, Department of Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Volunteer & Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Blogger </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do I do? <ul><li>Researching Singapore’s ecological foodprint in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do I do? <ul><li>Introduce young and old to the nature areas in Singapore (e.g. Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin, Sentosa, Cyrene Reef etc.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Meet the Leafmonkey http://leafmonkey.blogspot.com
  6. 6. Learning about nature
  7. 7. WAIT! There is nature in Singapore?!
  8. 8. This is Singapore!
  9. 9. Reef Celebrations! Launch of IYOR in Singapore 9 August 2008 Saturday 10am-5pm Botany Centre, S’pore Botanic Gardens http://iyor08singapore.blogspot.com/
  10. 10. Nature Analogies
  11. 11. HDB Flats http://mangrove.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/text/2064.htm
  12. 12. MacDonald drive thru’
  13. 13. Love to eat Durians ?
  14. 14. Fishy Kindergarten
  15. 15. Living at home till… 40!
  16. 16. Hire a bodyguard
  17. 17. Size does matter
  18. 18. Home upgrading
  19. 19. We learn from nature too
  20. 20. Examples from nature Drip Tips
  21. 21. It’s a bird! It’s a plane… Colugo or “Flying Lemur”
  22. 22. Natural Architect Tailor Bird Sunbird
  23. 23. Finally, live with nature We are part of the food chain too!
  24. 24. Where do we get our food? <ul><li>Singapore imports 95% of its vegetable consumption. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Not so transparent food chain Farmer Agricultural Inputs Exporter Transporter Importer Wholesaler Retailer Wet Market Supermarket Restaurants You
  26. 26. How do you like your vegetable?
  27. 27. How is food grown?
  28. 28. Organic vegetables… not welcome?
  29. 29. Looks good… so must be good too?
  30. 30. What about the environment?
  31. 31. Should we be eating highlands vegetable?
  32. 32. So… Is it the farmer’s fault?
  33. 33. Choose Wisely Eat Responsibly
  34. 34. Thank you! Any food for thought?

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