Biodiversity Day 2018 Programme

Biodiversity Day in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Action for Biodiversity
Date: 12 May 2018, Saturday, 8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Level 5, Imperial Hotel, Kuching


Time  Programme 
9.00am - 10.00am  Keynote address: Prof Emeritus Dato' Dr. Abdul Latiff Mohamad, Research Fellow, Botany
& Conservation Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
10.00am - 11.00am Public Talk 1 - Green Intelligence, the Future of Plants and People!
by Mr Veera Sekaran, Greenology Singapore
11.00am - 12.00pm Public Talk 2 - UNIMAS Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation - Roles of IBEC
by Prof. Dr. Andrew Alek Tuen, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Public Talk 3 - Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation: Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge 
into Interpretive Communication in the Context of Tourism by Mr Victor Luna Amin, Sarawak 
Forestry Corporation

2.00pm - 3.00pm Public Talk 4 - Wildlife Photography and It's role in Biodiversity Conservation
by Mr Ch’ien C. Lee
3.00pm - 4.00pm Public Talk 5 - Conservation on Dugong 
by Mr James Bali, Sarawak Forestry Corporation
4.00pm - 5.00pm Public Talk 6 - Conservation by Numbers: 58, 21, 11 and 18 - Field Research Data and Conservation Interventions from Orang-utan, Elephant, Tiger and Marine Work in Malaysia
by Dr Melvin T. Gumal, Wildlife Conservation Society


R&D Fun and Educational Activities for Kids/Student (8.00am - 5.00pm)

Theme  Hands-on Activity  Description
Scents of Life

1. Homemade essential oil distillation
2. Demonstration on making scented oil infusion
3. DIY Aromatherapy Oil

1. Simple home setup to distill your own essential oil.
2. Find out a simple way to make your own essential oils from home.
3. Fun and easy activity to make your own customized aromatherapy oil blend.

Experience the world of Molecular Biology 1. Interesting Facts about DNA
2. Memory Game
3. Find the Hidden Words
4. Match the DNA
1. Get to know your DNA and interesting facts that you probably didn't know.
2. Put your memory to the test. Match the pairs of the cards in as few moves as you can.
3. Enjoy a fun challenge as you identify and mark all the words hidden inside the box.
4. Let's make exact copies of a double-stranded DNA molecule by correctly matching the base pairs to each strand.
Together We Culture for a Greener World 1. Plant and Animal Cell Guessing
2. Plant tissue culture: Its Chronology
1. Stages in the establishment of tissue culture plantlets.
2. Puzzle on plant cells structure
Chemistry of Life 1. Structures of Molecules with Scent
2. Water Transportation in Plant
3. Endothermic vs Exothermic
4. Hot Ice
5. Reversible Reaction

1. Construct and learn the characterisitc of the structure molecules with scent.
2. Display of water uptake and transportation through the plant using colouring solution.
3. Differentiate between the heat release and heat absorb.
4. See how the crystal forms with your eyes and feel the heat.
5. Demonstration on reversible reaction of methylene blue using glucose as reducing agent.

Microbes Around Us 1. Bacteria Cell Counting
2. Our Ecosystem
1. Display of forest ecosystem model.
2. Spot the bacteria and count.
The World of Biodiversity in Algae

1. Photobioreactor Miniature
2. Algae Cultures and Biomass
3. Puzzle Games
4. FIGURE it out..

1. Algae industrial cultivation display.
2. SBC microalgae showcase.
3. Get to know algae morphology.
4. Guess how much algae in a tube.

Traditional Knowledge Activities
 Theme  Activities Description 
Learning Plant Structures (Basic Taxonomy for Beginners)

1. Match the Plants
2. Guess the smell…
3. DIY: Stamp a Bag

1. Match the plant to its correct species.
2. Sniff test to determine the scent belongs to which plant.
3. Stamp a bag using plant structures such as leaves, stem and create your own design.
Insights of Traditional Knowledge

1. Utilisation of Plants by communities
2. Handicrafts display

1. Display of 25 plant species used by the indigenous community in Sarawak.
2. Handicraft display by Penan/Kayan/Kenyah community.
Experience the Sarawak Culture Photobooth with Traditional Costumes and Handicrafts Take photos with provided traditional costumes and handicrafts along with communities. Like and follow SBC facebook to get the photo.
Other Activities
LitSara® Gift shop Sale of LitSara® products  
SBC Sports Club Handmade Arts and Crafts from Recycled Materials  
Exhibition by Agencies  
Greenology Sg    
Wildlife Conservation Society    
WWF Malaysia    
Ch'ien C. Lee - Wildlife Photography    
Sarawak Forest Department    
Sarawak Forestry Corporation    

Please be reminded that the programme might be changed without further notice.


For more information, please contact us via the following details:

KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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