Exciting nature activities specially for kids are lined up for June school holidays! Lots of fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity!
VOLUNTEER and make a wild difference!
29 Jun (Sat): Help conserve our forest!
Help play a part in conserving our forests by participating in our invasive species removal programme. You will help improve the quality of the habitat around the Sembcorp Forest of Giants, so join us if you are keen to make a change! Individuals, families and organised groups such as schools and corporate companies are welcome to participate. The event is free but pre-registration is required and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations close 1 week before each programme. All programmes will only commence with a minimum of 15 participants.
Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research with the Nature Society (Singapore) on 1 Jun (Sat) and 15 Jun (Sat) and 29 Jun (Sat)
Join the Nature Society to rescue and study the Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (HSC).
1 Jun (Sat): HeART for Nature - FREE workshop for kids
At Hindhede Nature Park (meet at Pulai Hut). This FREE art workshop helps children to delve deep into their hearts to express nature in various themed art activities like drawing, fingerprinting, origami, puppet making. The children will also learn about our natural heritage. Suitable for children aged 5 to 8 years (with parental supervision).
1 Jun (Sat): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
The Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.
1 Jun (Sat): Prawn and Fish Demo at Sungei Buloh
8 Jun (Sat): Forest walk at the Botanic Gardens Rainforest Trail
8 Jun (Sat): HeART for Nature - FREE workshop for kids
At Dairy Farm Nature Park- Wallace Education Centre. This FREE art workshop helps children to delve deep into their hearts to express nature in various themed art activities like drawing, fingerprinting, origami, puppet making. The children will also learn about our natural heritage. Suitable for children aged 5 to 8 years (with parental supervision).
8 Jun (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of Bukit Timah
The long-tailed macaques at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve are commonly seen, but often misunderstood. Few know about the social world of these monkeys. They have family members, power struggles, friends, foes, and a complex social network. In many ways, they mirror our own social life! If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Bukit Timah, please join our walk, led by experts in these unique creatures.
15 Jun (Sat): A walk in an ancient forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the largest surviving primary rainforest in Singapore. Come and join us on a fascinating journey of discovery to learn more about the natural wonders of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and why we should protect and conserve its complex ecosystem and diversity. This free guided walk will introduce you to the common native flora and fauna found in the primary rainforest. This guided walk is suitable for families with children 9 and above, and groups of not more than 5. Along a slightly undulating natural path, the trail is not accessible to prams and wheelchairs.
16 Jun (Sun): Birdwatching at Kranji Marshes with Nature Society (Singapore)
Open to the public but children below 12 are not allowed for safety reasons. From the meeting point, a hired bus will ferry us to our destination. We begin with a pleasant stroll along a countryside road to the Kranji Marshes where we will continue our walk along the PUB Bund. The marsh is designated by URA as a Nature Park and is currently adopted by NSS under PUB's ABC Waters Programme. Birding highlights here include the Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Swamphen, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, White-browed Crake, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle and more.
22 Jun (Sat): Fun walk along the Southern Ridges
Take your family on a leisurely stroll through the Southern Ridges, a soothing sanctuary of greenery that is steeped in history and home to some of nature's greatest gifts of flora and fauna. Highlights of the free tour include the Henderson Waves, Sembcorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk and Singing Forest.
1 Jun (Sat): Nature Sketching in the Garden
1 Jun (Sat): Roots, Shoots, & Fruits Guided Walk Admiralty Park
Learn more about the diversity of plant life, their unique and interesting characteristics, and their importance to people. $5 per person/ $80 for 15 persons.
Fun with Maths & Plants! on 1 Jun (Sat): and and 13 Jun (Thu):
Young Mathematician of the Garden on 1 Jun (Sat): and 13 Jun (Thu):
How many petals are there on a flower? Count the number of leaflets on a leaf. Get introduced to addition, subtraction, and many more mathematical skills that you can apply to plants. Be a young Mathematician of the Garden in this guided tour and have fun learning about Maths and Plants. Suitable for children in P3 – P6 levels. $6 per child and $6 per accompanying parent.
4 Jun (Tue): Let's Learn About Dragonflies - A guided tour for kids
5 Jun (Wed): Storytime with Sara at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Discover Pond Life - a guided tour for kids on 8 Jun (Sat) and 24 Jun (Mon):
8 Jun (Sat): NSS Kids’ Fun with Beautiful Butterflies at Upper Seletar Reservoir
Open to the public. Get acquainted with the forest butterflies that call Upper Seletar Reservoir home. Passionate butterfly watchers KC and Amy Tsang will introduce us to one of their favourite butterfly playgrounds, populated with many from the Nymphalidae family: Cruiser, Malay Lacewing, Rustic, Malayan Lascar, Malay Viscount, Archduke, as well as beauties such as the Branded Imperial and Fluffy Tit from the Lycaenidae family. Attire: Do wear green, blue, brown or grey clothing, walking shoes and bring insect repellent. For children 4 to 12 years old. $5 per child (member) or $10 per child (non-member) will be collected on the spot. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in at no charge.
8 Jun (Sat): Roots, Shoots, & Fruits Guided Walk at Sengkang Riverside Park
Learn more about the diversity of plant life, their unique and interesting characteristics, and their importance to people. $5 perperson/ $80 for 15 persons.
15 Jun (Sat): Workshop for kids - Oooo...owls!
Who goes "hoo-hoo" in our forests at night? Why do we think they are so wise? What "special powers" do they have? Do they exist here in Singapore? Discover more about these beautiful nocturnal birds, and learn to make an owl hanging poster at the end of the session. Suitable for kids 5-10 years. $25 per child.
15 Jun (Sat): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your senses along our Sensory Trail. This is an excellent introduction to the rustic and natural character of the island. You will be able to touch, see or smell fruit trees, spices and herbs for cooking, plants used in traditional medicine and native plants of the mangrove forest. $60 per group of 15 persons, maximum 6 groups
22 Jun (Sat): "A Forest No Less" in Bukit Batok Nature Park
Learn about the importance of the forest in your daily life! This one hour tour at Bukit Batok Nature Park highlights the interesting plants and wildlife found in an established secondary forest habitat. $5 per person.
27 Jun (Thu): Sara Goes To Supermarket Garden - a guided tour for kids
You can also explore on your own! Check out the many DIY Trail Guides on the NParks website. More about our wild places on wildsingapore. A tip to avoid the crowds on school holiday weekends, come early. That's when wildlife is more active anyway. And leave before it gets too hot.
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