The second episode of Share & Care this academic year saw 9 awesome BES mates come down to present on their volunteering efforts and practical guides on course modules!
On the volunteering front, the seniors shared about their personal hands-on experiences, from trekking through dense Malaysian jungles for wildlife conservation to negotiating the thick undergrowth of Singapore politics in pushing for environmental issues. They showed how much there was to be learned outside of classrooms, and how they could already, as students, make a difference in biodiversity conservation, climate change and other environmental causes they cared for. Multiple opportunities were opened up to BES students, but tougher choices were presented in their discussions on how to approach volunteerism – how much to commit to a cause? How varied should one’s experience be? What should one seek to take away from a volunteering stint?
Several BES seniors also shared about their experiences in academic modules, namely those in the Aquatic Ecology minor and Field Studies in Biodiversity. Practical information on study plan mapping and tips to ace modules were passed down to juniors keen on following their pathways.
All in all, Share & Care 2 was an extremely thought-provoking and eye-opening session. It will definitely help fellow BES mates better plan out their academic journeys and find greater purpose and drive in their environmental issues of interest. A BIG thank you to all the speakers who took precious time off their busy schedules to present on the great work they’ve been doing!
P.S. as per usual, for those who didn’t manage to catch the details or missed the session, here’s a survey for you to indicate if you’d like to have the slides. There’s also some quick questions there which can help us improve on our subsequent Share and Care sessions so please take a minute or two to provide some feedback too. Thank you!
5th BES Student Comm