MNS open day 230509
Join MNS for a fun-filled day and learn more about water and its importance in our lives and other things related to the world we live in, as well as enjoy the broad spectrum of activities we have lined up for you. Get to know MNS and learn all about its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and how you can get involved!
Date and time: Saturday, 23 May, 2009, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue : Taman Cendawan area in Taman Pertanian Malaysia/Malaysia Agricultural Park, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor

You are advised to pre-register for the following activities:

1. Kayaking while learning lake ecology (basic kayaking experience required) – 2 sessions: 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. RM2/person. Limited to 10 persons/session. Contact Mariam Jutta at fedupferret@hotmail.com

2. Mushroom and Flora Hunt for children: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Limited to 15 children. Contact Mariam Jutta at fedupferret@hotmail.com 

3. Nature Walk: Come discover the richness of biodiversity and learn basic nature photography tips on the trail. 2 sessions: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 2:30-3:30 p.m. RM3/adult; RM1/child (under 12). Limited to 20 persons per session. Contact Pasu Jayaraj at pasupathy_jayaraj@yahoo.com

4. Water Conservation Hunt: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. RM5/team of 2 persons. Limited to 20 teams. Win prizes! All teams receive a Green Living booklet and Green Living Tips poster. Contact Wong Ee Lynn at wongeelynn@yahoo.com or 016-288-6812

5. Night Frogging Walk: 8:00-9:30 p.m. RM3/adult; RM1/child (under 12). Limited to 12 persons. Contact Hurnain Hamid at hurnain@hotmail.com or 012-525-0049

Other activity schedules:
Bird watching walks: around Taman Cendawan garden area: 10:00-11:00 a.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m.; along the lake and near the booth area: 9:00-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Rope and Knots Demonstration: An Introduction: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Tent set-up and utilities demonstration:
10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Packing and first aid kit demonstration:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn how to test water quality by using chemical methods – a hands-on activity. Also learn how to use visual observations for a quick test: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., and 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Activities running continuously include educational displays on water conservation; a water conservation board game; a water quiz; sale of pre-used books, merchandise, and outdoor equipment; collection of recyclables and used batteries; arts & crafts; tiger conservation booth with tiger quiz, interactive games, treasure hunt, and coloring contest; World Turtle Day activities (23 May is also World Turtle Day!); and various displays, talks, and screenings on how a vegetarian/vegan diet can help in the fight against global warming, is healthy, and is an act of compassion.

For more information, contact Eugene at 012-316-0954 or sangrerojo2003@yahoo.com and check out MNS website for latest updates and detailed schedules (such as the talks and screenings).

Map to Malaysia Agricultural Park

Information from MNS, received by email on the 14th of May 2009

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