8 No 2
survivors of time: the horseshoe crab
tips on insect watching
the landward mangrove fringe
a walk in the past
fat worries of common
of the park
of the park
a nature journal
"How long do you intend to stay here?"
"Do you have anything to declare?"
"Your passport, please."
One by one, a group of young visitors were questioned as they proceeded to get their passports stamped by high-ranking officials at the immigration counters. They were about to enter the land where mangroves and wetland wildlife thrive and begin their journey of discovery into the wonders of nature.
Led by their assigned volunteer guides, 6 groups of children with their teachers and parents explored different parts of the park to complete their mission and earn the stamps for the activities they participated in. Some of these activities required the children to complete a word puzzle, write a poem, hunt for answers, and even build a nest!
The participants stand to earn 4 specially designed cotton badges when they complete all the activities in each category, namely, Nature Ramble, Nature Activities and Write Stuff, Thematic Trail and Natural Artist, as well as Special Mission.
Feedback from the pilot project will he collected to improve the programme before its full launch in November 2001. Look out for it.
© Sungei Buloh Nature Park