June 2022 School Holiday Programmes

New  Framing Nature 
(A Nature Photography Programme)
 
Capturing snippets of nature from different angles can yield many interesting perspectives. Participants will learn how to frame unique points of interest, handle a digital camera safely and hone their creativity through photography at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. They will also have the chance to create a photo journal using selected photographs taken during the session to take home.

Suitable for children from P1 – P6
Date : Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Time : 9.00am - 11.30am
Fee : $35.00 per child (includes all materials)
Location: Centre for Education and Outreach
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

Plants and their Habitats
(A Guided Tour)
 
Just like us, plants need a home that can provide food and shelter. Plant habitats are diverse, including gardens, forests, ponds and even deserts. During this tour, children will have the opportunity to observe different plant habitats, discover the features of plants found within and understand how certain adaptations help them survive and thrive.

Suitable for children in K1 – P6
Date        : Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Time       : 10.00am – 11.00am
Fee          : $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location : Botany Centre
(Please click here for more information and to register)

Create a Kokedama 
(A Hands-on Workshop)

Learn the art of making your very own Kokedama, the Japanese term for moss ball. Kokedamas originated from Japan, where bonsai plants are grown in moss-covered balls made of soil. Children will learn how to shape moss and planting media to create an attractive sphere which can be used as a hanging planter in their homes.

Suitable for children from K1 – P6
Dates     : Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Time       : 10am – 11.30am
Fee          : $30.00 per child (includes all materials)
Location : Centre for Education and Outreach
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

Be an Ethnobotanist for a Day! 
(A Guided Tour)
 
Join us on a journey to discover the many uses of plants for food, clothing, medicine and crafts! Participants can step into the shoes of an ethnobotanist, to appreciate the importance of plants in their daily lives and learn about how plants have shaped human culture. Try your hands at the many interactive displays that can be found in the Centre of Ethnobotany!

Suitable for children from K1 – P6
Dates     : Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Time       : 10am – 11am
Fee          : $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location : Ethnobotany Garden
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

The Secret World of Pollinators
(A Guided Tour)
 
Discover the amazing world of pollinators and the fascinating role that they play in the pollination process, from flower to fruit and seed. Learn more about the relationships between pollinators, plants and humans. Follow us on a journey in the Children’s Garden to spot nectar-producing plants and find out why our pollinator friends are attracted to them.

Suitable for children from K1 – P6
Dates     : Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Time       : 10am – 11am
Fee          : $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

New Drops, Strokes and Splashes: Coffee Painting
(A Hands-on Workshop)
 
Coffee is often associated with the beverage that adults drink to perk themselves up. Curious about where it comes from? Join us at the Children’s Garden and learn more about coffee, from shrub to cup. Did you know that coffee can also be used for painting? Participants will learn how to mix different shades of coffee paint and use tiny drops, strokes and splashes to create their very own art piece.

Suitable for children from K1 – P6
Dates     : Thursday, 16 June 2022
Time       : 10am – 11.30am
Fee          : $30.00 per child (includes all materials)
Location : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

New Walking Through Trees
(A Guided Tour)
 
Join us for a guided walk through the Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens! Journey across the Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge, the highest point in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and discover many fascinating plants that can be found in tropical mountain habitats in Southeast Asia. Visit the OCBC Arboretum to learn about its role in conserving important trees and learn about the interesting biodiversity in Singapore and our region.
Suitable for children from P1 – P6
Dates     : Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Time       : 10am – 11am
Fee          : $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location : Gallop Extension
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

New Shades of Seeds
(A Guided Tour)
 
Explore the wild and fascinating world of seeds! Experience a guided tour of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Seed Bank to be introduced to the importance of seed banks in plant conservation and to get a glimpse of the laboratories. After the tour, children may participate in a complimentary craft activity to create an artwork made up of seeds that are commonly used in our food! 

Suitable for children in P1 – P6
Dates     : Thursday, 23 June 2022
Time       : 10am – 11am
Fee          : $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location : Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Seed Bank 
 
(Please click here for more information and to register)

Free Programmes for Children

New Leaf Painting

Do you have an interest in plants? Do you love art? Join us at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and learn about both plants and art together with the Botanical Art Society (Singapore) in this hands-on activity. Children will be encouraged to observe different leaf shapes and learn about the parts of a leaf. They will also be able to create a beautiful work of art out of a leaf specimen of their choice to bring home.

Suitable for children in K1 to P4 
Date        : Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Time        
1st Session: 10am – 10.30am (Register here)
2nd Session: 11am – 11.30am (Register here)
3rd Session: 12pm – 12.30pm (Register here)

Fee          : Free
Location : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden


New Ready, Set, Grow!

Where does our food come from? How can we reduce our environmental footprint? Join us at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden to learn about growing your own food.

Suitable for children in K1 to P4 

1st Date        : Thursday, 9 June 2022

Time        

1st Session: 10am – 10.30am (Register here)
2nd Session:10.45am – 11.15am (Register here)
3rd Session: 11.30am – 12.00pm (Register here)

 

2nd Date        : Friday, 17 June 2022

Time        

1st Session: 10am – 10.30am (Register here)
2nd Session:10.45am – 11.15am (Register here)
3rd Session: 11.30am – 12.00pm (Register here)

Fee         : Free
Location : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden


New Storytelling: Bobby and the Lost Seed
 
Join us for an interactive storytelling and follow Bobby and Stella on their exciting adventure to find Stella a place to grow! Together with Bobby and Stella, learn more about the different plants in our environment and how they support the animals that live in it! Children will also have the opportunity to make their very own leaf print craft to bring home.

Suitable for children in K1 to P2
Date        : Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Time        
1st Session: 10am – 10.30am (Register here)
2nd Session: 11am – 11.30am (Register here)

Fee          : Free
Location : Forest Discovery Centre, Gallop Extension
 

New Storywalk: The Indefatigable Fern and the Lonely Raintree
 
Journey with us on an interactive storywalk through the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden together with the Junior Reading Ambassadors and find out about the adventures of the indefatigable fern, who never gives up, and how he befriends the lonely raintree. Children will also have the opportunity to create their own cyanotype by making unique leaf prints using the sun.

Suitable for children in K1 to P4 
Date        : Friday, 24 June 2022

Time        
1st Session: 10am – 10.30am (Register here)
2nd Session: 11am – 11.30am (Register here)

Fee          : Free
Location : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
 

REGISTRATION

Online registration is available in the links above.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of registration form. Do note that the closing date for registration is 2 working days before the programme begins, or when the class is full. You will be placed on our waiting list if the programme is full.

An email confirming the status of the event will be sent to you at least one week prior to the event. In the event that the programme is cancelled, we will refund any payment made within 30 days. Please note that there is no refund if you wish to cancel registration, or if there is no-show of participant(s). 

ENQUIRIES
Please contact SBG Education through email at nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. 

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