Titles and abstracts

Ref: E11

Lessons from the Refugia - Strategies in Biodiversity Education
Mr. N. Sivasothi (Research Officer, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS)

The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research is a research organization with neither directive nor budget for education. Oddly enough, even as biodiversity education of undergraduates receded in the university, the museum began reaching out to schools and the public. Through partnerships with volunteers and other organizations, some issues in biodiversity and heritage have been addressed. A re-examination of objectives have resulted in new methods to fit current needs. The strategies, methods and results of these are discussed.