Seashore fun for the family during the March school holidays

Lots of exciting seashore happenings for kids and the family this holidays. Many are free! The highlight is 'The Fun Odyssea' at Sentosa. Specially for kids and the family, join Captain Patty Parrotfish and its supportive sidekick, Izzy Isopod, on their journey discovering treasures of the sea! Film screening including Blue Planet II, arts and crafts, live mural painting and more!
Come for the Natural History Museum marine-themed open house or join a kids' nature camp at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. There's a family day at Admiralty Park with walks in the mangroves there, and a family day with water sports at Kallang.

Updates: Drop by Seletar Mall and learn about Singapore’s marine biodiversity through interactive exhibits and games. Join a free tour at Chek Jawa, or a night walk through the mangroves of Pasir Ris.


FREE activities

10-18 Mar: "Our Home, Their Home” at Seletar Mall
Learn about Singapore’s marine biodiversity through interactive exhibits and games!
From NParks facebook event post.
#Didyouknow about the natural “concert” in our seas? Many marine animals like dolphins use sounds to communicate underwater, and these “songs of the sea” will be showcased very soon at our upcoming exhibition!

Discover Singapore’s amazing marine biodiversity by observing specimens of octopuses, corals and other fascinating animals. You’ll get to learn about threats they face through exciting child-friendly games stations with an inflatable slide and human claw machine! Also, create your own marine critters at our arts and crafts workshops on weekends! See you there!

The Seletar Mall and Friends of Marine Park are holding this marine exhibition “Our Home, Their Home” as part of NParks' International  Year of the Reef celebrations.

More details on the NParks facebook event post.

Date: 10-18 Mar
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: Seletar Mall
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg

10 Mar (Sat): Young Naturalist Camp 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.
Suitable for children from 7 to 12 years. Limited to 40 children. More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am- 3.30pm
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent entrance)
Cost: $5 registration fee and participants to purchase the Young Naturalist Passport at 50cents.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/


11 Mar (Sun): Woodlands Family Day
Have a fun-filled Sunday on 11 Mar 2018 and bond with your family at Woodlands Family Day at Admiralty Park.
Take part in the Family Play Challenge and stand a chance to win an attractive sports bag, or join us for a nature walk from the Pavilion to Admiralty Park Playground at 9.30am! More details.

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Admiralty Park, Activity Plaza
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/


17-18 Mar: 'The Fun Odyssea' at Sentosa
For kids and families! This March school holidays, join Captain Patty Parrotfish and its supportive sidekick, Izzy Isopod, on their journey discovering treasures of the sea!
The marine community comes together to present this explosion of fun!
- Live mural painting
- Film screening including Blue Planet II
- Arts and crafts workshops
- Meet marine scientists working in Singapore
This community event is a partnership by Our Singapore ReefsSentosa, and Celebrating Singapore Shores, in conjunction with the Third International Year of the Reef.

Date: 17 and 18 Mar 2018
Time: 10am - 6pm
Venue: Palawan Pirate Ship, Sentosa
Website: https://celebratingsingaporeshores.blogspot.sg/


18 Mar (Sun): 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.
Wild boar crossing! Getting close to nature at the Chek Jawa Boardwalk
Not more than five persons in a group, pre-register with this online form. More details on the event and how to get to Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin on the Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs blog.

Time: 9.30am meet at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk, Pulau Ubin. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Duration: Two hours
Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted.
Website: http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/
Contact: nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com


18 Mar (Sun): Waterways Watch Society Family Day Carnival 2018
Waterways Watch Society is holding their Annual Carnival in conjunction with World Water Day. Immerse yourself in FREE fun-filled environmental activities tailored just for you!
Sign up for the various activities here (tinyurl.com/waterwayscarnival2018) or simply scan the QR code on our poster. Activities are on a first come first served basis; a confirmation email will be sent one week before the carnival. If you did not manage to secure an activity slot, fret not! Check out their instagram and facebook page for more details leading up to the carnival. For more information, email wwsmarcom1@gmail.com

Time: 9am - 2pm
Venue: Marina Promenade (Kallang Riverside Park)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/waterwayswatchsociety/
https://www.instagram.com/waterwayswatchsociety/


MORE activities


10 Mar (Sat): Marine Open House at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Visit Singapore's very own natural history museum during their Open House. With guided tours and talks by experts on marine science. Join the treasure hunt and photo contest and win prizes!
Check out the awesome “Christmas Island RED” exhibition and learn more about the sperm whale that washed up at Jurong.

Talks include “Wet and Wild: Marine biodiversity expeditions” by Dr. J.C.E. Mendoza, sharing about marine biodiversity expeditions in Southeast Asia.

Also hear about “Corals as natural archives of the past!” by Dr. Jani Tanzil, sharing about corals and her work at Singapore's St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory (TMSI, NUS).

More details on the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum facebook page.

Date: 10 Mar (Sat)
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Website: https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/


16 Mar (Fri): Nite Critter Watch at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk
This location is very good for a wild night critter walk and that’s why Cicada Tree Eco Place keeps going back there. As dusk falls, we will go to a nearby location to await the possible appearance of a family of Buffy Fish-owls living in the woodland habitat here. While there, we also look out for emerging bats and observe their acrobatic feeding flight. Kids will get to use our bat detector to catch their calls. We then head off to explore deep into the mangrove forest via the extensive boardwalks to look for other nocturnal critters who live in the swamp, such as the Dog-faced Watersnake, Spotted Wood-owl and more than 5 species of cute geckoes.
Tree-climbing crabs may be seen perched high above on branches, as if they're birds. Fireflies also live in this lovely mangrove forest patch. Though only seasonally numerous, we should meet some. Other exciting nocturnal critters met here include the Reticulated Python, Palm Civet and Mangrove Flatworm. We should also meet some sleeping daytime animals, such as the Giant Mudskipper and Oriental Whip Snake.

This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks with no stairs. We will take a snack break at one of the shelters.

All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers.

More details and tickets on the facebook events page

Time: 6.15pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk
We meet at 6.15pm outside the public toilet building at right corner of Car Park ‘C’ at end of Pasir Ris Green road which is off Pasir Ris Drive 3 Road.
Address: No.51 Pasir Ris Green, Singapore 518226.
Cost: $13 per participant (adult or child). Free for children aged 6 years and below. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected in person at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’

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