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Biodiversity Week for Schools

22 May marks the International Day for Biological Diversity. To commemorate this, NParks has organised Biodiversity Week for Schools, which has been rescheduled to be conducted from June 2020 onwards. This is following the announcement from Ministry of Education regarding the change in school holidays.

A series of exciting activities is lined up for students to learn more about our rich flora and fauna. Registration has CLOSED. Email CIN@nparks.gov.sg for any queries.

Click here to read Minister Desmond Lee’s letter to students on International Day for Biological Diversity.

Activities for Schools Target Audience
Green Wave All Schools
Playtime with the Herp Squad Pre-schools
BioBlitz for Schools Upper Primary and above
Festival of Biodiversity All Schools

For more information about these activities, please contact CIN@nparks.gov.sg

 

Green Wave

Green Wave is a worldwide biodiversity campaign that educates children and youths about the importance of protecting our natural environment. As Singapore continues to urbanise, we should all strive to keep our City in Nature green and vibrant.

Each year, students from around the world plant locally important trees in their school compounds at 10 am on the International Day of Biological Diversity, 22 May. This creates a figurative “green wave” that begins in the Far East before eventually rippling across the globe.

As part of Green Wave, NParks will provide trees for planting, while each school is to make their own arrangements to have their trees delivered. NParks has contracted a vendor who can deliver the tree or potted plant to the schools for a fee and NParks will bill the school later.  

Resources for Green Wave:

Download the Green Wave 2020 Information Kit for more information on the programme.

*Please register via the link at the top of the page.

 

Playtime with the Herp Squad 

Pre-school students (K1/K2) can learn about our native reptiles and amphibians, through a short animated video that follows the Herp Squad, a group of detectives in their search for a missing bird. To accompany the video, an interactive sticker book that follows the Herp Squad's adventures will be provided for each student.  

 

Resources for Playtime with the Herp Squad: 

Materials for Playtime with the Herp Squad will be provided by NParks and delivered to the participating schools, to be administered by the teachers. 

Materials from previous years

2015

Playtime with Paddy the Flying Pulai

https://youtu.be/ORymn1hZIWg
2016

Playtime with Kaya the Otter

https://youtu.be/yj4x3NyXmtE
2017

Playtime with Hershie the Hermit Crab

https://youtu.be/rw_pcqlx3cg
 2018 

 Playtime with Shelly the Hawksbill Turtle 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvA3pNl5XEI

 2019

 Playtime with Doo and Ollie 

https://youtu.be/NORdOOXbr3Y 

*Please register via the link at the top of the page.

 

BioBlitz for Schools

BioBlitz is a form of collaborative wildlife survey to document as many species of flora and fauna as possible, within a set location, over a defined time period.  

Upper primary and secondary school students can conduct wildlife surveys in their own campus as part of a nation-wide initiative to document our urban biodiversity.

Resources will be provided to classes and/or CCA groups to learn wildlife survey techniques and how to identify common birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Each school will then select a group of students to participate in a formal survey where they collect the data and submit it to NParks.

Resources for BioBlitz for Schools

Materials for BioBlitz for Schools will be provided by NParks to the participating schools, to be administered by the teachers. Download the Common Birds of SingaporeCommon Butterflies of Singapore and Common Dragonflies of Singapore posters for more information.

In view of the COVID-19 situation and the latest advisories from the Ministry of Health, BioBlitz for Schools teachers' workshop scheduled for 30 April 2020 is CANCELLED. All teachers who have registered for this activity will receive the training materials.

*Please register via the link at the top of the page.

 

Festival of Biodiversity

The Festival showcases Singapore’s impressive and unique array of native flora and fauna. We hope that this event, which celebrates our natural heritage, will bring about greater awareness of Singapore’s rich biodiversity. Students can look forward to a range of interactive activities and exhibitions by NParks and our interest group partners.

Last updated on 05 June 2020

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