education

Love Gone Wild at Pulau Ubin!

Love was in the air last Saturday at Pulau Ubin!

On 14 February 2015, the outreach and education team of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum brought some couples and friends out for an exclusive romance-themed exploration of Pulau Ubin. For this Valentine’s Day special, participants explored the Sensory Trail with our guides, where they had a chance to observe, touch, taste, and smell some of the herbs, spices, and food plants, and learn about some cheeky facts associated with the very same! Some lucky ducks even spotted a hornbill!

Participants enjoyed tasting the coffee berry much. Photo by Marcus Chua.

We are quite passion-ate about puns. Photo by Marcus Chua.

 

Participants learnt about local flora and fauna in the secondary forest and mangrove, where they also took part in a romance-themed scavenger hunt! The winning duo walked away with an exclusive prize. It was a day well spent romancing nature (and each other!) amidst the rustic charms of Pulau Ubin.

Wood you be my Valentine? Photo by Marcus Chua.

Even as we prepare for the new museum’s opening, our programmes are still ongoing. Do keep a lookout for public programmes on the museum blogwebsite and Facebook page!

To find out more about our programmes, please contact us at nhmlearning@nus.edu.sg

Join us for our March Holiday Programme – Under the Sea! Workshop

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Which fairytale princess traded her tail for legs?

Many of the characters from children’s shows are inspired by marine animals that can be found in Singapore’s waters. In our Under the Sea! workshop, participants can get up close with specimens of the creatures that these characters are based on! They will learn about the characteristics and behaviours of a diversity of local marine animals, and be able to distinguish fact from fiction about their favourite characters! Participants will also get to create and take home a print of a marine animal using the Gyotaku method. We’re shore they’ll have a whale of a time!

Date: Wed 18 March 2015
Time: 9am – 12pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Learning Lab
Cost: $32.10 per pax
Suitable for ages 8 – 12

Registration closes on 5 March 2015.

Limited places available. For enquiries, please contact nhmlearning@nus.edu.sg

LKCNHM featured in “Youths use their free time to go green”

The museum’s outreach and education unit was featured by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on 29 Dec 2014 in a spotlight on the environment and youths.

Scientific Officer, Tammy Lim, spoke about how nature walks such as the Sunburst Environment Programme in Nov 2014 can help increase nature awareness and biodiversity conservation efforts among youths (from 4:01 in video).

The story also features Prof Leo Tan, who is one of the key individuals who made the LKCNHM a reality.

Watch the video here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/youths-use-their-free/1554156.html

CNA Sunburt Environment Programme

Join us for our December Holiday Programmes

Learn about biodiversity and natural history with us this December holiday!

Limited places are available. To sign up or find out more, please contact: Ms Tammy Lim (nhmlimt@nus.edu.sg).

2014 December Hol Programmes

1. Under the Sea!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Which fairytale princess traded in her tail for legs? Many of the characters from children’s shows are inspired by marine animals that can be found in Singapore’s waters. In this workshop, you will be able to get up close and personal with specimens of the animals that these characters are based on! Learn more about the characteristics and behaviour of a diversity of local marine animals and learn to distinguish fact from fiction about your favourite characters! Also, create and take home your own clay model of an animal from the workshop. We’re shore you’ll have a whale of a time!

Tuesday 9 Dec 2014
9:30 am – 12 pm
NUS
$32.10 / pax (ages 9 – 12)

2. Insect Workshop

Do you know that not all insects are bugs? So what then is a true bug? Come join us, and find out more about the insect diversity we have in our backyard! Don’t miss this chance to go outdoors to sample insects with sweep nets, look at their tiny features through a microscope, and learn to make scientific drawings like an entomologist. We’ll also teach you how to identify the various insects so such questions will never bug you again!

Wednesday 10 Dec 2014
9:30 am – 12 pm
NUS
$32.10 / pax (ages 9 – 12)

3. Mangrove Evening Walk

Join us for an evening walk in the mangroves to see this charming habitat in a different light. We will share with you stories about how life in the occasionally flooded forest is rich, but a constant challenge. Animals of night would be starting their shift, and we can see tree-climbing crabs and mudskippers, with a chance to spot watersnakes and fireflies!

Friday 12 Dec 2014
6 pm – 8 pm
Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk
$32.10 / pax (ages 9 and up)

Sign up for all 3 programmes at a special price of $86.70 (U.P. $96.30)!
Registration ends 3 Dec 2014.