National Biodiversity Centre's Activities
||Festival of Biodiversity
Date and Venue TBC
Inaugurated in 2012 by Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Festival of Biodiversity is an annual signature community outreach event organised by National Parks Board, Singapore (NParks) in collaboration with the Biodiversity Roundtable (a group comprising local non-governmental organisations involved in local biodiversity issues) for the conservation of Singapore’s natural heritage. It is a national effort to communicate the importance of biodiversity and its conservation to Singaporeans and residents of Singapore through interactive workshops, exhibition panels, specimen displays, and biodiversity-themed games/activities.
|Biodiversity Week for Schools is organised in observance of the International Day of Biological Diversity. Throughout the week, a variety of activities for students to learn about Biodiversity, including Green Wave (planting locally-important trees within school compounds – for schools of all levels), Playtime with Kaya the Otter (self-directed art workshop – for preschool students, *in collaboration with Horticulture & Community Gardening (HCG) as well as Riverine Parks), the Five-Day Challenge (for primary schools) and the SGBioAtlas (phone app) Challenge (for secondary schools).
14–22 May, 40 Parks across Singapore
The Butterfly Watch is a citizen science initiative, organised by NParks in collaboration with ButterflyCircle (local NGO), to get Singaporeans involved in collecting valuable information about the butterflies in our parks and gardens.
With the data collected from many survey transects from the various parks around Singapore, we can start piecing together information about where our butterflies are found and in what numbers! This information will contribute towards better park management and conservation measures.
Other National Parks Board Activities
Exhibition and Community Programme
22 May - 30 June, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Small exhibition (to engage the public through celebrating biodiversity from their perspective and hearing their views and thoughts, forming a collective, ground up showcase at the visitor centre). Members of the public will be invited to submit their photos taken at the Reserve which will be used for the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display for over a month following the Biodiversity Week.
Firefly survey and mangrove tour at Pasir Ris Park
20 - 21 May, Pasir Ris Park
Sessions - Celebrating Ubin's Shores
22 May, Pulau Ubin
- Session 1: Hands-on craft activity with participants
- Session 2: Introduction to Mangroves/ Mangrove arboretum planting
- Orchid Garden Tour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
- Pioneers Trail Along Ann Siang Hill and Telok Ayer Green
- Connecting with Nature - Trees of the Fort Guided Tour at Fort Canning Park
- Volunteer tree-tagging session at the Tampines Eco Green Park