Friday, 21 October 2016

Awesome October RUMbles

Another busy month for the RUMblers! Earlier in the month, R.U.M. volunteers conducted the first flora surveys.
Photo by Ria Tan
Meanwhile, R.U.M. Researchers have been furiously mapping the restoration sites. While volunteers have been helping out with mapping and sharing with the public about R.U.M.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Mangrove flora surveys with R.U.M. volunteers

Come volunteer with R.U.M.! Help us with surveys, coastal clean ups, fun walks and more! Register online.
RUMblers surveying the mangroves.
Photo by Mohammad Juhari.
Last weekend, awesome RUMblers (as R.U.M. volunteers are called) completed our first mangrove flora surveys!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Super September RUMbles

It has been a very busy month for R.U.M.! In addition to daily mapping surveys, the Researchers did an exhaustive (and exhausting) GPS survey.
The awesome volunteers at the Mangrove Flora ID workshop.
Photo by Mohammad Juhari
We also had our very first mangrove workshop with enthusiastic volunteers to learn about mangrove flora ID. And Rachel Quek has started filming R.U.M. for the Singapore Eco Film Festival, where the RUMblers hope to have a booth as well! Thanks to Phillip Lim and Ah Yong, the R.U.M. posters in three languages are now up at Pulau Ubin Town.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

RUMbles with students, science and lanterns!

Lots of RUM happenings as scientific mapping work begins in earnest!
Dan and his students at an RUM site
learning about Ecological Mangrove Restoration.
Photo by Stephen Beng.
Outreach for mangroves continues with Prof Dan Friess bringing another class to Ubin to learn about Ecological Mangrove Restoration and the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative. We also had a special edition of the monthly FREE mangrove walk, with lanterns at sunset!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Sep 2016: Learn mangrove ID so you can help out in RUM surveys!

Want to learn about mangroves and how to identify common mangroves in Singapore? Love to learn new Latin words? Then use your newfound knowledge to help the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative to survey Pulau Ubin's mangroves?
Singapore's mangrove plants are beautiful and easy to ID
once you get the hang of it!
Then this FREE Mangrove flora training workshop is for you! Warning: this training programme will be rather technical and Latin Words will be used! Places are limited to 20 hardcore plant-loving persons. Registration now open via this form.

This workshop is a collaboration with the Leafmonkey Workshop.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Celebrating National Day with RUM

During National Day week, a fabulous group of visitors explored Ubin mangroves with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative!
This is the second free mangrove walk by the RUMblers, and we hope to do this monthly. Other exciting developments: we did our first mangrove mapping, and pamphlets explaining RUM in three languages have been created!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Join RUM events in July!

Want to learn about mangroves at Pulau Ubin? Want to make a difference for them?
In July, you can join a RUM mangrove walk or help in a mangrove clean up! More on how to get to Ubin.