27 Jun (Sat): Talk on "World of Palms"

Did you know that palms are one of the largest plant groups at the Gardens? They have even broken a number of records in the plant kingdom! From the longest stem to the biggest seeds, palms are truly an exceptional group of plants with numerous uses.
To commemorate World Environment Day in June, join our palms expert, Dr Adrian Loo, on an interactive session to appreciate the uses of these green gems. Learn fascinating facts about the critically endangered Tahini palm (Tahina spectabilis), as well as simple tips for growing healthy palms.

The talk is free but registration is required. Registration and more details on the Gardens by the Bay website.

Time:1-2.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Cannonball Room at Gardens by the Bay
Website: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

27 Jun (Sat): What's in my mud?

The mud at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a key habitat for the plants and animals. This unique habitat is full of surprises!
Get close and personal to the mud and observe the rich biodiversity; critical to the ecosystem at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Join us for an interesting free guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre, meet at the Information Counter.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

27 Jun (Sat): Plants and Their Habitats (A guided tour for kids)

Just like us, plants need a home to provide themselves with food and shelter. Plant habitats are diverse, which include gardens, ponds and even deserts.
During this tour, children will be led to observe different plant habitats and explore the features of plants and understand how certain adaptations help plants survive.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. Register online.

Time: 10-11am
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $6 per child & $6 per accompanying adult. Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

24 Jun (Wed): Storytime with Sara @ Heritage Core: Sara Goes Back in Time (A Guided Tour)

Sara, the Botanicosaurus, discovers a treasure chest of precious photos and items left behind by her grandmother, Nana. Each of these artefacts tells a story of the wonderful plants and people that have contributed to the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Join her as she explores the Gardens and uncover its rich heritage! Participants will go on a guided tour of the Heritage Museum and Heritage Core of the Gardens.

Suitable for children in K1 – P3 levels. Register online.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 10-11am
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult. Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

21 Jun (Sun): Coastal Clean-up at Mandai Mudflats

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join us to clean up the Mandai Mudflats to benefit the wildlife that thrives here. Designated an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, this stretch of coastline is a key habitat for horseshoe crabs and an important feeding site for wading birds.

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/nssccreg. Details will be emailed to those who sign up.

For enquiries, please contact Say Chong (nssccu@gmail.com).

Time: 8.30-11am
Venue: Mandai Mudflats. Details will be emailed upon successful registration
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

20 Jun (Sat): Pulau Ubin Kampong Tour Guided Walk

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The walk takes about 2 hour to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites.
Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 4 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. Register online.

Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

20 Jun (Sat): Muddy and his home

Join Muddy and his friends for an adventure in the wetlands of Sungei Buloh. Be amazed listening to his interesting story and participate in the morning nature walk.
Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 9.30am-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

20 Jun (Sat): Nite Critter Watch at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk for kids

This walk for kids is by Cicada Tree Eco Place. This location is very good for a night critter walk and that’s why we keep going back there. As dusk falls, we look out for emerging bats and observe their acrobatic feeding flight.
We explore deep into the mangrove forest via the extensive boardwalks to look for other nocturnal critters such as the Dog-faced Watersnake, Crab-eating Watersnake and Black-crowned Night-heron. Tree-climbing crabs may be seen perched high above on branches, as if they're birds. Several species of owls have been encountered here, plus the Large-tailed Nightjar. Fireflies live in this forest. Though only seasonally numerous, we should meet some. Other exciting critters met here include the Reticulated Python, Palm Civet and Mangrove Flatworm. This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks. We will take a snack break at one of the shelters.

Please note:

  • Remember to bring torchlight with batteries, and poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent.
  • Do have an early dinner before coming.
  • Please wear full length long pants, tee-shirt, socks and covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended.

To register please email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg with names of participants, kids' ages and your mobile no.

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: $13 per pax (adult or kid). Free for kids aged 6 yrs and below accompanying adult participants.
Venue: Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk
Meeting Point: We meet at 6.15pm outside the public toilet building at right side of Car Park C at end of Pasir Ris Green Road which is off Pasir Ris Drive 3 Road. Walk ends at 8.30pm back at starting point.
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/

19 Jun (Fri): Sara Goes To The Supermarket Garden: Grow Your Own Edibles (A Guided Tour cum Planting Workshop)


Sara, with her siblings and friends, visit the Supermarket Garden in the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Learn fascinating facts and hear interesting stories about the banana, peanut, soya bean, sugarcane, sweet potato and many more yummy fruits and vegetables in this special garden. Alongside learning about nutritious and delicious plants, participants will also have the opportunity to grow their own edible sprouts to bring home.

Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. Register online.

For enquiry, please contact the Education at 64719961 or nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

Time: 10-11am
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Fee: $33.00 per child (includes $3.00 “Sara Goes to the Supermarket Garden’ workbook & planting materials). Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg
Contact: 64719961 or nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

16 Jun (Tue): Foliage Garden Tour (A guided tour for kids)

Join us for a guided tour of the Foliage Garden to learn about a wide array of ornamental plants boasting a colourful foliage of varying shapes and textures. Spot interesting plants that lend themselves to the beauty of nature as you stroll along the boardwalk.
Participants will learn that colours and diversity of plants do not rest solely on flowers!

Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. Register online.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 10-11.30am
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Tour will be held at Foliage Garden.
Cost: $9 per child and $9 per accompanying adult. Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/