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Training schedule: Sep 05
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Formal training schedule: Sep-Oct 05
To sign up for this training, email Ria

Survey dates
optional but recommended for guides-to-be

Sep 17 (Sat): Semakau survey Depart
West Coast Pier 0200hrs, end 0900hrs
Bukom tides: 0300=0.6, 0400=0.3, 0500=0.2, 0600=0.3, 0700=0.6

Sep 18 (Sun): Semakau survey
Depart West Coast Pier 0300hrs, end 1000hrs
Bukom tides: 0300=1.0, 0400=0.5, 0500=0.2, 0600=0.2, 0700=0.4, 0800=0.8

Sep 19 (Mon): Semakau survey
Depart West Coast Pier 0300hrs, end 1000hrs
Bukom tides: 0400=0.9, 0500=0.4, 0600=0.2, 0700=0.2, 0800=0.5


Session 1: Foreplay
Sep 29 (Thu), 7-9pm,
NUS Block S2, Level 2, Seminar Room 4
map

7-7.15pm: Brief outline of what has been discussed with NEA, and layout of Semakau (Ria and Luan Keng)

7.15-8pm: Brainstorming of route and other guiding issues

8-8.15pm: break

8.15-9pm: Brief intro to guiding techniques by Ria
Summary of dates

Semakau survey dates

Sep 17 (Sat): 0200-0900
Sep 18 (Sun): 0300-1000
Sep 19 (Mon): 0300-1000

Session 1: Foreplay
Sep 29 (Thu), 7-9pm

Session 2: Itchy bot & orny stuff
Oct 6 (Thu), 7-9pm

Session 3: Shore can one
Oct 13 (Thu), 7-9pm

Session 4: Plunging in
Semakau field trips
Oct 18 (Tue) Semakau 1700-2000
Oct 19 (Wed) Semakau 1700-2000

Written test
20-23 Oct (Thu-Sun)

Location of classroom sessions
see map

Public Walk Dates
NOVEMBER
Nov 3 (Thu): 3.30 6.30 pm
Nov 4 (Fri): 4 7pm
Nov 5 (Sat): 4.30 7.30pm
Nov 16 (Wed): 4-7pm
Nov 17 (Thu): 4-7pm
Nov 19 (Sat): 4-7pm

DECEMBER
Dec 2 (Fri): 4-7pm
Dec 3 (Sat): 4-7pm
Dec 15 (Thu):4-7pm
Dec 16 (Fri): 4-7pm
Dec 30 (Fri): 3-6pm
Dec 31 (Sat): 3.30-6.30pm

Session 2: Orny and itchy bot stuff
Oct 6 (Thu), 7-9pm
NUS Block S2, Level 2, Seminar Room 4
map

7-7.45pm: Intro to mangroves and mangrove creatures by Zeehan (ichthylogy=fishy things; botany=plant stuff)

7.45-8pm: break

8-8.30pm: Introduction to birds of Semakau by Luan Keng (ornithology=bird stuff)

8.30-9pm: game

Session 3: Shore can one
Oct 13 (Thu), 7-9pm
NUS Block S2, Level 2, Seminar Room 4
map

7-7.45pm: Intro to coral reefs by Jani

7.45-8pm: break

8-8.30pm: Intro to seagrasses/seaweeds and animals of the shore by Ria

8.30-9pm: game

Session 4: Plunging in Field session for guides-to-be
Guides-to-be to go for at least one of the sessions
Oct 18 (Tue) Field training at Semakau
Depart West Coast Pier 1700hrs, end 2000hrs
Bukom: 1700=0.8, 1800=0.4, 1900=0.3, 2000=0.4, 2100=0.8

Oct 19 (Wed) Field training at Semakau
Depart West Coast Pier, 1700hrs, end 2000hrs
Bukom: 1700=0.6, 1800=0.3, 1900=0.3, 2000=0.4, 2100=0.9

Written test: The Morning After
20-23 Oct (Thu-Sun)
Open-book written test for guides-to-be, via email

To sign up for this training, email Ria

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