06 November 2013

Wild shore fun for kids during the December school holidays!

Exciting seashore activities specially for kids are lined up for the December school holidays! Lots of fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's amazing mangroves, seashores and the wildlife that can be found there!
Visitors on a free guided tour of Pasir Ris mangroves by the Naked Hermit Crabs
Exciting events include the launch of Neil Humphreys' "Secrets of the Swamp"; free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour; demonstration of traditional prawn farming at Sungei Buloh; a chance to rescue horseshoe crabs and lots MORE!

16 Nov (Sat): Secrets of the Swamp – Storytelling and Activities for kids
Join us at this storytelling and activities session, where we will share about a new children’s book published by the National Parks Board, titled Secrets of the Swamp.
One of Singapore’s bestselling authors, Neil Humphreys, and award-winning illustrator Cheng Puay Koon (PK) will be there at this interactive session. Be spellbound as Neil takes you into another world full of the unknown, and discover your artistic talent with PK’s sketching activity. You will also get the opportunity to interact with Neil and PK through an autograph and picture taking session. The book will be available for purchase at the event. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Admission is free.

23 Nov (Sat): Young Naturalist Passport Camp (Basic) at Sungei Buloh
This one day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Children will earn a stamp for every completed activity, and a full collection of stamps will earn them a series of cloth badges.  Limited to 40 children between the age of 11-14 years old. Pre-registration is required.


7 Dec (Sat): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
The Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.
Specially for families and kids. Not more than five persons in a group, pre-register with this online form.

14 Dec (Sat): Prawn and Fish Demo at Sungei Buloh
Free guided introduction to traditional prawn farming. Go on a journey back to the past, where the history of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as prawn and fish farms is one not to be ignored.
The importance of mangroves as a spawning place and nursery for prawns and other life played an important role in shaping Sungei Buloh today. The traditional method of prawn harvesting will be demonstrated and how the tidal influence play a part in this activity will be brought to life. Pre-registration not required for small walk-in groups.

14 Dec (Sat): Young Naturalist Passport Camp (Intermediate) at Sungei Buloh
This one day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Children will earn a stamp for every completed activity, and a full collection of stamps will earn them a series of cloth badges.  Limited to 40 children between the age of 11-14 years old. Pre-registration is required.

15 Dec (Sun): Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research
Get muddy and make a difference. Join us the Nature Society (Singapore) on their monthly mission to rescue and study the Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (HSC) at Kranji. Pre-registration required.

You can also explore on your own! Check out the many DIY Trail Guides on the NParks website. More about our wild places on wildsingapore. A tip to avoid the crowds on school holiday weekends, come early. That's when wildlife is more active anyway. And leave before it gets too hot.

MORE school holiday activities on the wildsingapore happenings blog.

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