Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Sixteen colorful panels give an introduction to sustainable development, the role of education and the Earth Charter as a set of values and principles for a sustainable living. Shown in 17 countries by 2006 and available in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic language versions.
The "Seeds of Change" exhibition is often held by local SGI groups in cooperation with other NGOs, schools or community groups.
Mayflower Secondary was honoured to be able to bring this exhibition to our school as part of the activity for Humanities Week 2010.
The students have time to discuses issues like sustainable development, deforestation and climate change.
A group of students collected reflection from other students after they have visited the exhibition.
Students writing down their reflection about their views on how they can help to save the earth
Saturday, 6 February 2010
The YEGs were at the Environmental Education Advisor (EEA) Networking Session at Nanyang Girl's High School organized by the NEA on 6th February 2010 to promote the Shoo Mozzie which was developed by CTEPand produced by Mayflower Secondary School.
Our Sec 1 YEGs from 1E posing for the camera
The Guest of Honour was Mr Tan Wee Hock,Director 3P Network Division, National Environment Agency.
Yes the Shoo Mozzie really work.
YEGs sharing with the teachers about their work in saving the environment.
The YEG also spoke about Chek Jewa and shared their concern about protection it as a nature park.
Monday, 1 February 2010
Where is this place?
Can it be found in Singapore?
How do I go there?
A group of Mayflower Secondary School students visited this place last year.
Do visit this website to see what they were up to.
Meanwhile, another group discovered this beautiful place last Saturday.
For more information about their trip please go to this website
If you like a walk in the park or find a place in the sun,you may like to check out the following two Living Earth Walks organized by Cicada Tree Eco Place.
LIVING EARTH WALKS
Chek Jawa Intertidal Walk
On days when the tide recedes to 0.5m and below for at least two hours, the intertidal flats are revealed. The fascinating animals that can be seen close up include sea stars, sea cucumbers, sand dollars, octopuses, anemones, corals, crabs and many more. Besides these, the beauty of Chek Jawa is that there are six different ecosystems in that small area. Come and discover and learn more about the diverse array of animals that inhabit these unique habitats with Uncle Joe and National Parks Board guides.
(We have booked this limited guided tour conducted by National Parks Board and there will be extra charges for this walk.)
Monday, 29 March 2010, 3.00 pm
DURATION: 3 hrs.
Trails: Wooden boardwalk. Earth paths, some parts with gentle slopes. Sandbar. Footwear that cover the entire feet are recommended.
Walk fee: $25 per person (adult or child), minimum 6 years of age, excluding the bumboat ride and mini-bus ride to Chek Jawa. The bumboat ride is $2.50 per person one way. The mini-bus ride is $4 return per person to and from the main village. Minimum 15 pax for walk to go ahead.
LIVING EARTH WALKS
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
This wetland reserve is now a resting and feeding spot for migratory birds. But it also hosts a fantastic diversity of native fauna and flora. In the past, the area had several kampongs (villages) with the locals tending to vegetable and fruit tree plots. Many of these fruit trees and traditional herbs still survive and may be encountered along the trails. The people also constructed fish and prawn ponds in the mangroves. These are now used by the birds.
Monday, 15 March 2010, 4.00 pm
DURATION: 2 hrs.
Trails: Level dirt paths and boardwalks suitable for children, the elderly, disabled or participants using wheelchairs.
Walk fee: $13 per person (adult or child), excluding park entrance fees.
Minimum 20 pax for walk to go ahead. Minimum age of 6 years.
Park entrance fee is $1.00 for adults, 50 cents for children.
Advance registration & payment is required.
Email Celine Low at email@example.com
For more information on Living Earth Walks, please visit our website: www.cicadatree.org.sg