This World Wildlife Day, Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) are jointly organizing the free screening of “Racing Extinction,” in conjunction with World Wildlife Day, which is celebrated on 3rd March every year.
This award-wining film will be screened as follows:
Date: 4th March 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Malaysian Nature Society Auditorium, JKR 641, Jalan Kelantan, Bukit Persekutuan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
If you’re planning to join us, please register here: goo.gl/jmfk8N
Light refreshments will be served and guests are requested to bring their own coffee/tea mugs to cut down on waste.
MNS Green Living will hold a mini quiz as well after the screening where you can stand a chance to win awesome gifts! Surprises are in-store for those who carpool or take public transport to the venue![Mindset Public Talk] Prof Nathalie Dubois, Dr Keely Mills, Dr Suzanne McGowan – Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records, Thu 16 Feb, 6pm, KLTC
It’s our pleasure to announce that we will have three guest speakers for the Mindset Public Talk in February. Prof Nathalie Dubois (EAWAG, Switzerland), Dr Keely Mills (British Geological Survey) and Dr Suzanne McGowan (University of Nottingham, UK) will talk to us about ‘Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records’. The speakers are visiting Malaysia for, and this event forms part of, an international workshop run by the Aquatic Transitions Working Group of PAGES (Past Global Changes).
This is a very nice opportunity to explore how humans in Malaysia and elsewhere have impacted the environment over the sweep of time to the present, and the related idea of the ‘Anthropocene’. More details are below and in the attached flyer.
This event is one of Mindset’s Public Talks – monthly events that are generally held in the third week of each month. Please note that, unusually, February’s talk will be on a Thursday evening. These talks are aimed to a general audience including academics, government officers, NGOs, people from the relevant industries, and any person with an interest for environmental issues. We look forward to seeing you at this and future Mindset events.
Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.
Mindset Public Talk, February 2017
Title: Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records
Guest Speakers: Prof Nathalie Dubois (EAWAG, Switzerland), Dr Keely Mills (British Geological Survey), Dr Suzanne McGowan (University of Nottingham, UK)
Date & time: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Organizers: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies & the Aquatic Transitions Working Group funded by PAGES
RSVP: Mon 13 Feb, Praveena.Chackrapani@nottingham.edu.my
Refreshments will be served after the talk
Transport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before Fri 10 Feb
[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and Bukit Bintang (13 min)]
About the Talk
Freshwater resources provide many crucial ecosystem services, and yet they are threatened by human impacts such as toxic pollution, nutrient enrichment, exotic species introductions and excessive soil erosion which have escalated during the ‘Anthropocene’. Sustainable freshwater management requires rigorous understanding of how human impacts influence aquatic ecosystems. In this lecture, three experts will explain how paleolimnologists unlock the secrets of lake sediments to interpret past changes. The second part of the lecture will explore how such techniques have been applied in northwest Europe to document human impacts over thousands of years. Finally, the lecture will present new research on sediment cores from the iconic Malaysian lake Tasik Chini to explore how environmental changes associated with land use conversion, mining and damming have changed the ecology of this unique flood pulse wetland.
About the Speakers
This public lecture is part of a workshop run by the Aquatic Transitions Working Group funded by PAGES (Past Global Changes). More information about this initiative can be accessed at http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/aquatic-transitions/introNEC Day Trip : A Bug’s Life!
Hello parents and kids! NEC is going to organize a day trip program, “A Bug’s Life!” on 11th February 2017. The kids will find out more about the entomology is and they will enter a new world of science.
Bugs are accessible, small, curious, and catchable, and thus children will learn how to identify an insect from other arthropods, investigate how and what insects eat, where they live, and what benefit they are in our shared world and so much more.
|Date||: 11 Feb 2017 ( Saturday)|
|Time||: 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM|
|Cost per person||: RM 45 for MNS Member|
|RM 48 for Non Member|
Join us and your kids will be sure to have a great fun time with friends. Parents are welcome to join as well with the fee of RM20/pax only. Lunch will be provided for the kids and parents. To book, please call us at 03- 62771703 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org .
Method of payment:
Bank in to MALAYSIAN NATURE SOCIETY account:
Maybank : 012138304679
Please keep bank in slip and email or bring during the actual date of camp as prove of payment.
|Contact person||: Ms. Zalikha / Ms. Nisha|
|Nature Education Centre FRIM Kepong|
|Phone||: 03-62771703 / 013-3204684 / 019-7768243|
Originally posted at: http://www.mns.my/article.php?aid=3340CETDEM’s Farmer’s Corner
An event that happens every 3rd Sunday of the month except on public holidays and clashes with our other major events.
If you are looking for fresh, affordable organic vegetables, fruits, and some delicious breads/quick breads, this is the place for you! Organic fertilizer, vermi compost, compost bins, vegetable seeds/seedlings and publications on farming/health & environment matters are also available for sale.
Objectives of this small farmer’s corner include:
Good news everyone! We have found the new venue for our MESYM Documentary Nights, and it’s as centrally located as it can get – in Plaza Sentral, right beside KL Sentral. This means that the event will be accessible by many forms of public transportation (Kelana Jaya LRT, KTM, Monorail, KLIA Transit/Express, as well as buses), and if you drive the parking is RM4 per entry after 6pm, in Plaza Sentral.
The new address:
Incubation Centre (MSC Malaysia)
Block 1B, Level 3,
Plaza Sentral, Sentral,
We will start the MESYM Documentary Nights again from March, every second Friday of the month (note that we have changed it from every second Tuesday of the month to Friday). Stay tuned for the announcement of our next film soon!IGEM 2017
International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference (IGEM) 2017 will be held between 11-13 October 2017.
More updates to come, in http://www.igem.my/home/FREE screening of “Racing Extinction” in conjunction with World Wildlife Day ASEAN Solar 2017 IGEM 2017 The Winners of Climate Change — Techno-fixes The Winners of Climate Change — Extreme weather The Winners of Climate Change — A new world map The Winners of Climate Change — Introduction to the Series Climate Change Deniers — Malaysian (dis)information CETDEM’s Community Compost Making #2: Waste Collection Centre for Environment, Technology and Developement, Malaysia (CETDEM) ecobuild Southeast Asia IGEM Jun-E Tan Leonardo Losoviz MESYM Mindset-UNMC Malaysian Nature Society Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) IEN Consultants Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre