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Biodiversity Week for Community

To commemorate the International Day of Biological Diversity (22 May), NParks will be organising a suite of events and activities during Biodiversity Week (18 May to 3 June) to encourage the community to join us as stewards of our natural heritage and play their part in conserving our rich biodiversity. The celebrations across a fortnight will culminate in the seventh instalment of the Festival of Biodiversity, which will be held over two days (2 and 3 June) at the open field between Tampines MRT Station and Tampines Mall.

Find out more about the host of activities that will be happening and join us to encounter and explore Singapore’s rich biodiversity!

 

Festival of Biodiversity

Date/Time Programme Venue

2 - 3 June

10.00AM - 10.00PM

Festival of Biodiversity

Organised in collaboration with the Biodiversity Roundtable, the community-led Festival of Biodiversity celebrates Singapore’s biodiversity. Through games, crafts, interactive booths and exhibitions, the Festival aims to enthuse the general public about conserving our natural heritage.

Open space between Tampines MRT and Tampines Mall

 

Citizen Science Programmes

Date/Time Programme Venue

18 - 30 May

8.00AM - 12.00PM

Nationwide BioBlitz

BioBlitz sessions will be taking place in various locations across Singapore, including schools, parks and community gardens. Participants will be led by experienced NParks guides and volunteers to document the flora and fauna that can be found within a particular area. This will aid in habitat enhancement for the various nature sites.

33 parks and gardens across Singapore

19 - 27 May

9.30AM - 3.00PM

Butterfly Watch

The Butterfly Watch is a citizen science initiative organised as part of the NParks Community in Nature (CIN) Biodiversity Watch Series, to get Singaporeans involved in collecting valuable information about the butterflies in our parks, gardens and reserves.

Various sites around Singapore
18 - 21 May

Intertidal Watch

Learn to identify common marine animals found in Singapore and help to document the inhabitants of the intertidal zones around our shores! Data collected contribute to long-term monitoring of our coastal environments.

Registration and pre-event training required. Registration opens one month before the indicated survey dates. Email Intertidal_Watch@NParks.gov.sg for programme updates.

Various sites around Singapore
27 - 29 May

Marine BioBlitz

Marine Bioblitz is an opportunity for experienced scuba divers to help document the biodiversity of Singapore, with opportunities to interact with marine biologists.

Participants must have valid SCUBA certification, local diving experience, and must commit to regular surveys before they can register and join the programme. Email marinepark@nparks.gov.sg for updates.

Various sites around Southern Islands

 

Community in Bloom Garden Tours

On selected days during the Biodiversity Week weekends, selected gardens maintained by the community will be opened up to public for visits and guided tours. Register for guided tours by writing in to communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg now!

Date/Time Programme Address

19 May

9.00AM & 10.00AM

Hougang Primary School Garden Guided Tours

Come check out the Hougang Primary School Garden, featuring native plants, butterfly-attracting plants and a herb garden!

Tour 1 ~ 9.00AM

Tour 2 ~ 10.00AM

Registration for the guided tours is required. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

1 Hougang Street 93

Singapore 534238

19 May

9.00AM - 12.00PM

Bukit Panjang Butterfly Garden Open House

Want to learn about butterflies and the plants they love? Visit the Bukit Panjang Butterfly Garden and get some tips on how to grow and maintain your very own butterfly garden!

Tour 1 ~ 9.00AM

Tour 2 ~ 10.00AM

Registration is required for the tours but not the open house. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

213 Petir Road

Singapore 670213

26 May

9.00AM - 11.00AM

Bukit Panjang Primary School Garden Open House

Want to learn about butterflies and the plants they love? Visit Bukit Panjang Primary School Butterfly Garden and get some tips on how to grow and maintain your very own butterfly garden!

Tour 1 ~ 9.00AM

Tour 2 ~ 10.00AM

Registration is required for the tours but not the open house. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

109 Cashew Road

Singapore 679676

26 May

9.00AM & 10.00AM

National Junior College Garden Guided Tours

Have you ever wanted to plant a biodiversity-attracting garden? Visit National Junior College to learn about the insects and birds that visit their garden, and how NJCians use native and exotic plants to create habitats within their school!

Tour 1 ~ 9.00AM

Tour 2 ~ 10.00AM

Registration for the guided tours is required. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

37 Hillcrest Road

Singapore 288913

2 June

10.00AM - 12.00PM

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Butterfly Garden Open House

Do some butterfly-spotting at the beautiful butterfly garden at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, next to the Dog Run. The park will be open for visits for all to learn more about planting a butterfly garden!

Registration is not required.

Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, next to the Dog Run

Nearest carpark: Singapore 569930

2 June

9.00AM & 10.00AM

Meridian Primary School Garden Guided Tours

Have you ever wanted to learn about permaculture and habitat enhancement? Come down to Meridian Primary to learn first-hand how you can grow your own eco-friendly garden!

Tour 1 ~ 9.00AM

Tour 2 ~ 10.00AM

Registration for the guided tours is required. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

Pasir Ris Street 71

Singapore 518798

3 June

8.30AM & 9.30AM

Chung Cheng High School Garden Guided Tours

Come down to the Chung Cheng High School and look out for the butterflies and dragonflies found in their Garden! Find out from the young gardeners how to maintain a garden for biodiversity.

Tour 1 ~ 8.30AM

Tour 2 ~ 9.30AM

Registration for the guided tours is required. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

50 Goodman Road

Singapore 439012

3 June

9.00AM & 10.00AM

Wu Wo Yuan Community Garden (Ang Mo Kio Hougang Zone 1 RC) Guided Tours

Do you love fruit, eco-friendly gardening and pollinators? Come check out Wu Wo Yuan Community Garden and learn about how pollinators play an important role in edible gardening, and learn about how you can reduce your environmental impact with gardening technology!

Tour 1 ~ 9.00AM

Tour 2 ~ 10.00AM

Registration for the guided tours is required. Please email communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to sign up.

Block 607 Hougang Avenue 4

Singapore 530607

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Date/Time Programme Venue

26 May

8.00AM - 11.00AM

Habitat Enhancement - Creation of Floating Islands

Join us for a morning of fun as we create floating islands to enhance the habitat at Punggol Point Park! Participants will be divided into groups and each group will be creating their own floating island.

Punggol Park

 

Guided Walks / Talks

Date/Time Programme  Venue 

19 May

9.00AM - 10.00AM

Explore Urban Biodiversity @ One-North Park

Join us as we take you on a scenic morning stroll to explore the amazing flora and fauna of One-North Park.

To sign up for the trail, please e-mail Zestin at zestin_soh@nparks.gov.sg with the e-mail header "One-North Park Nature Walk". Do indicate how many people will be joining the walk, and if there are any special requirements.

One-North Park

19 May

9.30AM - 11.00AM

What's In My Mud?

Join us for an interesting guided walk featuring the lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre

19 May

9.30AM - 10.30AM

Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

A guided walk conducted by volunteers along the South View Path, during which participants can experience nature in its pristine form and learn about flora and fauna found in the Reserve.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

19 May

9.30AM - 11.00AM

Native Plants and Its Uses

Get inspiration from unique and native plants, their uses and habitats. Along the way, take a look at our themed-garden displays, as our guide takes you on an enjoyable tour on Gardeners' Day Out.

Registration is required at the HortPark Visitors' Services Centre, up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

HortPark

19 May

9.30AM - 11.00AM

Garden Visitors in Our Gardens

Curious to find out more about the animal visitors to your garden? Join us for this tour on Gardeners' Day Out that will introduce you to common garden visitors both big and small!

Registration is required at the HortPark Visitors' Services Centre, up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

HortPark

19 May

10.00AM - 11.30AM

Trees of the Fort Tour

Did you know that a Kapok tree can grow up to 40 metres high? Let our nature-loving guides bring you on a journey to find out more about our heritage trees and other beautiful trees like the Kapok, flaky Gelam and magnificent Madras Thorn!

Fort Canning Park

26 May

9.30AM - 11.00AM

What's In My Water?

What's that swimming in the water? A fish, a worm, an insect or a crocodile? Join us for an interesting morning walk to know the creatures and plants that live in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre

26 May

9.30AM - 11.30AM

Nature Appreciation Walk at Windsor Nature Park

Windsor Nature Park is the gateway to the rich biodiversity of the largest nature reserve in Singapore – the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Through this guided walk, participants will gain a greater appreciation of Singapore's rich natural heritage and the need to conserve it for future generations.

Windsor Nature Park

26 May

9.00AM - 11.00AM

Mangrove Guided Walk

Led by our experienced guides, this guided walk allows you to get up and close with the local residents of the mangroves while walking on the boardwalk. Keep your eyes peeled for Grey Herons taking flight, Giant Mudskippers trying to blend in with the environment, or Vinegar Crabs climbing up trees. Learn about the different root systems of the hardy mangrove trees in the mangrove forest at Pasir Ris Park, one of the last few mangrove forests in Singapore.

To register, email: Jeanice_AW@nparks.gov.sg

Pasir Ris Park

26 May

9.00AM - 10.00AM

Learning Forest Tour

Join us to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest to a lowland rainforest at the Learning Forest via a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways!

Registration is required at Tyersall Gate Visitor Services 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tyersall Gate

26 May

9.00AM - 10.00AM

Heritage Tour

For over 150 years, Singapore Botanic Gardens has been the birthplace of South East Asia's rubber and orchid industries. A walk through Tanglin / Heritage core of the Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days when ladies strolled through the Gardens with parasols and in long skirts. Highlights of the tour include the Bandstand, sculptures in the Gardens and the Heritage Trees.

Registration is required at Tanglin Gate Visitor Services 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate
26 May

Race Against Time - Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

This session introduces the research facilities at Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany & Horticulture, Orchid & Micro-propagation laboratory, and the Herbarium.

Highlights of this 45-minute tour include a visit to the Herbarium, which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790.  In addition, learn about our hybridisation programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Registration is required at Tanglin Gate Visitor Services 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate

26 May &

2 June

9.00AM - 11.00AM

Eco-life @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Eco-life is a two-hour tour that introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and the biodiversity found in the River Plains through the use of interactive exploration themes and activities. Have fun working together to complete worksheets, conduct surveys, and participate in photo hunts with your family!

Tour 1 ~ 26 May

Tour 2 ~ 2 June

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
27 May

Vietnamese Primates: A Timeless Charm

The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) would like to invite you for the 4th talk in our public lecture series that was kicked off by Dr Jane in August last year. The JGIS public lecture series aims to showcase primates from the region, raise awareness on the issues they face, and highlight what need to be done to help them.

Supported by NParks.

Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate

2 June

9.00AM - 10.00AM

Healing Garden Tour

The Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to components of the body such as the head, respiratory and reproductive systems. The Garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medicinal plants traditionally used in South East Asia as the main focus.

Registration is required at Nassim Gate Visitor Services 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Nassim Gate

3 June

9.00AM - 10.00AM

Fun Walk along the Southern Ridges

Take your family on a leisure stroll through the Southern Ridges, a soothing sanctuary of greenery that is not only steeped in history but also home to some of Singapore's most exciting flora and fauna. Highlights of the tour include the Henderson Waves, SembCorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk and the Singing Forest.

Telok Blangah Hill Park

  

Others

Date/Time Programme Venue

2 June

7.30AM - 11.00AM

West Marsh Visit with the 'Kranji Marshals'

The West Marsh, within the Core Conservation Area of Kranji Marshes, is a special area designated for the conservation of marsh birds. To minimise disturbances to these shy animals and other wildlife, access to this section is restricted to guided activities organised by NParks and its partners. Several times a year, visitors can access this section when NParks volunteers (the 'Kranji Marshals') conduct station-guiding. They will be stationed at the hides and strategic locations to help you appreciate the beauty of the marsh habitat.

Registration not required.

Kranji Marshes
18 May - 3 June

Biodiversity Week for Schools

Throughout the week, a variety of activities targeting students of different age groups will be carried out, including Green Wave, Playtime with Shelly the Hawksbill Turtle, and BioBlitz for Schools.

Various schools across Singapore

19 May

9.00AM - 3.00PM

Gardeners' Day Out

HortPark's signature event, Gardeners' Day Out promises an entire day of gardening and lifestyle activities for everyone. Favorite highlights include Gardeners' Market, Food Bazaar, free talks and demonstrations, free garden tour of HortPark and kids' activities like storytelling and handicrafts!

HortPark

 

Events leading up to Biodiversity Week

Be stewards of our natural heritage during the lead-up to Biodiversity Week! We have various activities for you to learn more about the various flora and fauna that call Singapore home. Come join us!

Date/Time Programme Venue

5 May

9.30AM - 12.00AM

Craft with Us!

Get crafty with us as we celebrate the upcoming International Day of Biodiversity this May. Bring your kid along to learn all about Paddy the flying Pulai seed and create your very own pop-up craft!

Registration not required.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

5 May

9.00AM - 10.00AM

11.00AM - 12.00PM

Craft Activity

Have fun colouring together as you learn about the biodiversity around Jurong Lake Gardens! Bring your child along to get crafty with us and learn about Paddy the flying Pulai seed!

Registration not required.

Japanese Gardens Guesthouse

5 May

8.30AM - 10.00AM

An Introduction to Bird Photography

Interested in photographing biodiversity? This talk will cover topics and tips to help you with this!

Japanese Gardens Guesthouse

5 May

10.30AM - 12.00PM

Befriending the Bees

Bees are the world's most important pollinators, but they're also highly misunderstood creatures. Over 100 bee species inhabit our City in a Garden - many of which are colourful, charismatic, and completely safe around people. Join us to learn more about them!

Japanese Gardens Guesthouse

6 May

9.30AM - 11.00AM

Chek Jawa Boardwalk Tour

Chek Jawa Wetlands is a unique nature area where six different ecosystems can be found. Join our experienced guides as they point out interesting plants and animals along the boardwalks, and learn about the interesting stories of Chek Jawa!

Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin

5 & 12 May

9.30AM - 11.00AM

What's in my Mangroves?

Out of 73 mangrove species worldwide, 22 of them can be found in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Join us for a morning walk at the mangrove and learn more about the mangrove trees and plants found in the forest.

Session 1 ~ 5 May

Session 2 ~ 12 May

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre

12 May

4.30PM - 6.30PM

Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes

Join us for an evening guided walk at Kranji Marshes, one of the largest freshwater marshes in Singapore, and listen to the chorus of birds that thrive in this wetland habitat.

Kranji Marshes

12 May

10.00AM - 11.30AM

Trees of the Fort Tour

Join us as we bring you on a journey to explore the magnificent trees in Fort Canning Park. You will learn to appreciate our trees as our nature guide shares about the characteristic and uses of the trees as get close to carry out a tree bark sharing activity.

Fort Canning Park

12 May

4.00PM - 6.00PM

Figs of the Fort Tour

Did you know that we have more than 10 species of Fig trees in Fort Canning Park? Join us for the tour as we learn about the Figs in Fort Canning Park, including the magnificent Burmese Banyan tree that has been endorsed as one of the Heritage Trees in Singapore!

Fort Canning Park

Last updated on 21 May 2018

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