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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 will be conducted from 16th to 22nd May 2022. 


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.

 

Interested to participate in Green Wave 2022?

Schools can select up to five plants from either a shrub or tree species. The Green Wave Infokit will be uploaded shortly. 
Shrub species: Rose Myrtle (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa)
Tree species: Belinjau (Gnetum gnemon)

Interested to participate in Playtime with Sam and Ben? 

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

Interested to participate in BioBlitz for Schools? 

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


NParks will be conducting a training session for teachers from participating schools on 22 April 2022, 3:00pm to 5:00pm via Zoom. Attendance is highly recommended as we will be sharing tips on facilitating the survey in the school.

 

Activities for Schools

Target Audience

Green Wave

All Schools

Playtime with Sam and Ben

Pre-schools

BioBlitz for Schools

Upper Primary and above

Festival of Biodiversity

All Schools

A briefing of all programmes will be provided for teachers on 8 April 2022 from 3.30pm to 5pm at via Zoom. Link will be sent to registered participants For more information about these activities, please email us at 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 plants for planting, while each school is to make their own arrangements to have their plants delivered. NParks has contracted a vendor who can deliver the tree or shrub to the schools.

Resources for Green Wave:

NParks will provide a Green Wave 2022 Infokit as reference to conduct the activity this year. 

*Registration is now closed. 
 
 

Playtime with Sam and Ben

Pre-school students (K1/K2) can learn about the sounds of Nature Parks and Nature Reserves in Singapore through an activity book that follows Sam, the Straw-Headed Bulbul, and Ben, the Banded Bull Frog, in their quest to win the Battle of the Bands. 

Resources for Playtime with Sam and Ben: 

Materials for Playtime with Sam and Ben 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

2020

Playtime with the Herp Squad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AByBGl--it4

 2021  Playtime with Bobby and Stella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3DB9bbtl4g&t=27s

* Registration is now closed. 

 

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.

* Registration is now closed. 

 

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 15 July 2022

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