The Temasek Polytechnic Green Interest Group (TPGIG) invited the HSS down to give a talk at Bonita Tierra (Spanish for “Beautiful Earth”)! Despite the fact that it was raining on a Friday evening, there was a good turnout. It was very heartening to see so many people who cared about the environment.
After a brief introduction, Sankar took to the stage and talked about Herpetology, and the reasons behind founding the HSS. He also talked about his close encounter with a King Cobra, and the regular Herp Walks that we conduct! Finally, Sankar wrapped up by talking about the Cross Island Line and the Love MacRitchie Movement.
After Sankar, Rushan went up to talk to the students. Rushan had come in his capacity as a TP Alumnus and Ex-President of the TPGIG! He spoke to the students about the flipside of conservation, which is not always as glamorous as it appears on TV! He provided some fantastic advice to aspiring conservationists and drew on his personal experiences to make his points. He rewarded class participation with chocolate, a tactic which was very successful!
After the talks, there was a pizza party, where we got the chance to interact directly with the students, who asked many prudent questions. We managed to sneak a selfie with all the HSS members who had turned up!
A big thank you to TPGIG for organizing this wonderful event! We had a fantastic time.