28 Nov (Thu): Kids Study Pondlife at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The ponds in the garden are alive with a diversity of freshwater-dependent critters. Here, kids can easily find, observe and study colourful dragonflies, pond-skaters and other aquatic bugs, and learn about their magical life cycles. Living among the water plants here are the Waterhen, Whistling Ducks, kingfishers, and reptiles such as the Water Monitor Lizard and Red-eared Terrapins. Topics covered include adaptations of aquatic fauna and flora, life cycles, food chain, habitat, water, pollution and conservation issues. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Please note: Bring poncho/raincoat/umbrella, hat, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent, snacks. Wear long pants, otherwise wear thick repellent. Long-sleeved shirt, socks and covered shoes are recommended.

Pre-registration required, email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile number.

Time: 9-11.30am, meet at 9.00am at the clock tower inside the Nassim Gate Visitor Centre (NOT at the Tanglin Gate entrance at Cluny Road facing Gleneagles Hospital).
Cost: $15 per kid age 7 to 11 yrs. Participants' sibling age 6 yrs and below can come along free.
Website: http://cicadatree.blogspot.sg/2013/11/nov-2013-school-hols-walks.html