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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 July 2021 onwards. This is following the announcement from Ministry of Education regarding the move to home-based learning during the COVID-19 Phase 2 - Heightened Alert period. 

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 2021?

Download the Green Wave 2021 Information Kit as a reference to conduct the activity this year. 

Interested to participate in Playtime with Bobby and Stella? 

Materials for Playtime with Bobby and Stella 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 training sessions for teachers from participating schools. Teachers can choose to attend one of the two sessions, which will be on 22 or 23 April, 2:30pm to 4:30pm 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 Bobby and Stella

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 2021 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 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 2021 Information Kit as a reference to conduct the activity this year.

*Registration is now closed.

 

Playtime with Bobby and Stella

Pre-school students (K1/K2) can learn about our native flora and fauna, through a short animated video that follows Bobby, a young boy and a seed called Stella, and their journey to find Stella a place to grow. There will also be an interactive activity book provided for each student that accompanies the video.

Resources for Playtime with Bobby and Stella: 

Materials for Playtime with Bobby and Stella 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

*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 03 June 2021

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