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Youth Stewards for Nature

The Youth Stewards for Nature (YSN) is a 6-month-long programme suitable for youths aged 18 to 25 years old with an interest and have some experience in fields such as horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, biological or life sciences. This programme is also applicable for the following:

  • Volunteers with NParks and other relevant community groups 
  • Biodiversity Friends Forum (BFF) Biodiversity Challenge graduates 
  • Green Friends Forum (GFF) alumni

 

Youths can look forward to gain industry-relevant experience in the fields of landscape design, horticulture, nature management or biodiversity conservation through the programme, and hone soft skills while implementing their project.

To complete the programme, youths will join a small group and assist in the ideation and/or implementation of a real-world project. Each team will be mentored by NParks staff and gain access to a panel of resource persons.

Participants who complete the programme will be recognised as a Youth Steward for Nature at the closing of this year’s programme and awarded a certificate and YSN t-shirt as a memento of their efforts and experience. Participants of the YSN programme can also qualify for accreditation under the National Youth Achievement Awards (NYAA) programme.

YSN alumni are encouraged to carry on the ‘green’ conversation with us through participation and engagement on greenery and biodiversity topics to continue to play a part in the future of nature in Singapore.

 

Project Timeline [tentative]

Participants must be able to commit to the full 6-month programme, with an estimated 6 to 8 hours required per week (based on site visits, meetings, surveys etc).

YSN project timeline

 

2022 YSN Project Application

Applications for 2022 will open soon! Watch this space for updates!

As there are limited spots per project, applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

To sign up when applications open, click on the link of your most preferred project. It is important to note that individual project application link closes once all spots are filled and you will not be able to sign up at that specific project’s link thereafter. Each applicant should only submit one application.

For enquiries, please email us at YSN@nparks.gov.sg.

 

Past YSN Projects

To find out more about the projects undertaken by youths in 2021, click on the link to download the highlights! [YSN 2021 Infographics and Summary, 92.2MB]

Past projects include:

  • Designing, biodiversity monitoring and engaging communities in Nature Way planting projects
  • Engaging the wider community in the OneMillionTrees Movement
  • Designing a pollinator-friendly edible garden in HortPark
  • Designing and implementing nature play in our parks using Nature Playgarden principles
  • Designing and implementing an insect-themed garden and designing public walks
  • Responsible interactions with wildlife
  • Assessing the urban Macaque troops of Singapore: a population census
  • How to stop animal feeding in Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Co-developing therapeutic garden designs and co-facilitation therapeutic programmes in community organisation
  • Increasing engagement for park connectors through interactive programming
  • Promoting safe nature-based recreation in Pulau Ubin
  • Interpreting the living collections at Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Is a bin-free Singapore Botanic Gardens possible?
  • Public outreach and setting up faunal monitoring programme involving citizen scientists for the new Pekan Quarry floating wetlands at Pulau Ubin
  • Be a part of the Asian Small-clawed Otter at Pulau Ubin Recovery Programme and raise awareness for the species
  • Understanding the population ecology and habitat preferences of Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots

 

YSN Virtual Recording 

 

 

Last updated on 10 November 2021

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