BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Discover the beauty and wonders of nature at Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Uncover a world filled with rich biodiversity as students are led on a guided walk through the Sungei Buloh wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest of inhabit the reserve.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The 150-year old Singapore Botanic Gardens possesses an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance. The National Orchid Garden, located within the Botanic Gardens boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. Students will enjoy a unique trekking tour experience in the Singapore Botanic Gardens Rain Forest, learning the secrets about giant trees and rare plants in the context of the fragile and unique rainforest ecosystem comprising both plans and animals along with visiting the Orchid research centre.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is a one-stop exhibition, education and research facility servicing a multitude of biodiversity activities in Singapore and South east Asia. This gallery tour aims to introduce students to the vast array of specimens showcased in the biodiversity and heritage galleries.
Marine Ecology Workshop
This three-hour museum workshop involves learning about Singapore’s coastal habitats and marine life, with a hands-on practical using museum specimens. This workshop aims to introduce the marine ecosystem with emphasis on the coral reefs and mangroves of Singapore. Students will learn characteristics of the marine environment including physical factors and ecosystem services, adaptations, interrelationships, and the value of various marine organisms. Discuss issues and threats faced by the marine environment, as well as the importance of its conservation. There will also be opportunities to handle actual museum specimens such as the knobbly seastar, cowrie, stingray, horseshoe crab, and nudibranch.
Field Study Workshop
The field study workshops aim to educate students on the diversity of life in the natural environment in Singapore. It encompasses experiential learning through interactive guided walks and a hands-on session. Educational materials will be provided for these workshops. These are half to one day workshops on the diversity, ecology and dynamics of a local ecosystem. Students will get to experience nature through various senses and learn to explore nature closely with the guidance of scientists.