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Biodiversity Week for Schools

This year, we will be organising our Biodiversity Week for Schools from 18 May to 3 June 2018. A series of exciting activities will be lined up for students to learn more about our rich flora and fauna. We welcome schools to register with us to participate in these activities! [Registration has closed]

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

Once you have completed the programme, kindly report the outcome of the activity in the post-event feedback form here and send photos or videos of the students conducting the activity to

For more information about these activities, please contact


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 a Garden 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 and the planting holes prepared. NParks has contracted a vendor who can perform these services; if a participating school wishes, it may tap on this contract and NParks will bill the school later.  

Interested to participate in Green Wave 2018?

Download the Green Wave 2018 Information Kit for more information on the programme.

Registration for Green Wave 2018 has closed - do join us next year!


Playtime with Shelly the Hawksbill Turtle

Pre-school students (K1/K2) can learn about Singapore's marine life by watching a video about a Hawksbill Turtle named Shelly, as she journeys in search of a place to lay her eggs. To accompany the video, an activity book that follows Shelly's story will be provided for each student.  

Interested to participate in Playtime with Shelly the Hawksbill Turtle?

Registration for Playtime with Shelly the Hawksbill Turtle has closed - do join us next year!

Materials for Playtime with Shelly the Hawksbill Turtle will be provided by NParks and delivered to the participating schools, to be administered by the teachers. 

Materials from previous years


Playtime with Paddy the Flying Pulai

Playtime with Kaya the Otter

Playtime with Hershie the Hermit Crab

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.

Download the Common Birds of SingaporeCommon Butterflies of Singapore and Common Dragonflies of Singapore posters for more information.

Interested to participate in BioBlitz for Schools?

Registration for BioBlitz for Schools 2018 has closed - do join us next year!

Materials for BioBlitz for Schools will be provided by NParks to the participating schools, to be administered by the teachers.

NParks will be conducting training sessions for teachers from participating schools. Teachers can choose to attend one of the two sessions, which will be held on 20 April 2018 and 27 April 2018, from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Function Room, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Attendance is highly recommended as we will be sharing tips on facilitating the survey in the school.


Festival of Biodiversity

The 6th Festival of Biodiversity will be held on 2 and 3 June 2018. The Festival will showcase 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 11 May 2018

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