31 August 2014

Biodiversity for kids during the September school holidays

Exciting nature activities specially for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Lots of fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity!
Activities include free nature camps, demo of traditional prawn farming, art workshops. Learn about butterflies and moths and pond life. Also walks at Pasir Ris mangroves, MacRitchie forest, Southern Ridges, Bishan Park and MORE!

FREE events

6 Sep (Sat): Free Pasir Ris Mangrove boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
Specially for kids and families, explore Pasir Ris mangroves with volunteer nature guides from the Naked Hermit Crabs on this FREE guided tour of the boardwalk! During our evening stroll through this interesting but often overlooked mangrove, we are sure to see lots of crazy tree climbing crabs, delightful giant mudskippers and cool monitor lizards. Pasir Ris is also one of the few places where nesting herons are easily observed. And as the sun sets, we might spot some nocturnal animals like watersnakes. If we're lucky, we may catch a glimpse of the rare Mangrove pitta or the family of otters that have been seen here! Registration is required.

6 Sep (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. Registration is required.

6 Sep (Sat) and 13 Sep (Sat): Free Ecolife guided walk at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Join us on this guided walk to learn about this picturesque park and the biodiversity found in the River Plains. Parents and children get to bond during the walk through the process of learning together. We take you through this tour with worksheets and fun hands-on activities. You even get to learn how to make your own underwater viewing scope!

13 Sep (Sat): Young Naturalist Passport Camp (Basic) at Sungei Buloh
This one day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Children will earn a stamp for every completed activity, and a full collection of stamps will earn them a series of cloth badges. Limited to 40 children between the age of 6 to 11 years old. Registration is required.

13 Sep (Sat): Prawn and Fish Demo at Sungei Buloh

Free guided introduction to traditional prawn farming. Go on a journey back to the past, where the history of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as prawn and fish farms is one not to be ignored. The importance of mangroves as a spawning place and nursery for prawns and other life played an important role in shaping Sungei Buloh today. The traditional method of prawn harvesting will be demonstrated and how the tidal influence play a part in this activity will be brought to life. Registration is required.

14 Sep (Sun): Love MacRitchie walk with the Toddycats
Let enthusiastic volunteer guides share with you stories about the amazing plants and animals living in our precious forest heritage. This series of free guided walks for the public are conducted by the Toddycats for the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement. Registration is required.

30 Aug-14 Sep: Free admission to National Orchid Garden.
Free admission to National Orchid Garden for students and accompanying adults.
Free admission criteria
1. Children 12 years old and below.
2. Students are required to present valid student cards.
3. Adults accompanying children and/or students for the visit.
4. Not applicable to tour groups and tickets purchased in advance

More events

6 Sep (Sat): Sara Goes To Supermarket Garden - a guided tour for kids
Sara, with her siblings and friends, visit the Supermarket Garden in the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Join Sara to learn fascinating facts and hear interesting stories about banana, peanut, soya bean, sugarcane, sweet potato, and many more yummy fruits and vegetables in this special garden. Alongside learning about plants which you can eat, pick up tips on being a nutritional winner by eating delicious greens to stay strong and healthy. Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. $9 per child (includes $3 “Sara goes to the Supermarket Garden” workbook) and $6 per accompanying adult. Registration is required.

13 Sep (Sat): Discover the Butterflies and moths in HortPark
Join us as we explore the Butterfly Garden at HortPark. Discover fascinating facts about these beautiful insects - where they live, what they eat, what predators they have an dhow they protect themselves. You will also learn more about the life cycle of these insects. We will also discuss their importance and why they are needed not only in our parks and gardens, but in farms as well. $25 per child (suitable for ages 5-10)  Registration is required.

13 Sep (Sat): : Discover Pond Life - a guided tour for kids

How do aquatic plants survive when they are submerged in water? What are the special characteristics that aquatic plants have which enable them to float on water surface? Aquatic plants are also habitats to many animals. Discover the fascinating pond ecology and be introduced to food chains and the ecosystem. You will be amazed by the many different types of aquatic plants and animals that could be found in the ponds. Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels. $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult. Registration is required.

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