The "I Am A Young Marine Biologist" badge has just been launched on 12 November 2019 at the Science Centre Singapore! Check out the lovely pin logo that features a clownfish with a sea anemone.
The Young Scientist Badge Scheme has been around for a long time, with the objectives of stimulating interest in science activities among the young primary school students. This enables the students to carry out self-directed activities in various disciplines of science, and hope that students develop initiatives and creativity.
|What a beautiful badge! Photo by Jani Tanzil.|
As part of the Singapore Blue Plan 2018's roadmap of initiatives, the blue community at large, led by several marine scientists were the brains behind this new endeavour! We are so lucky to have Dr Toh Tai Chong, a coral reef biologist to share the development of the card activities and badge design.
|Opening Address by A/P Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore. Photo by Our Singapore Reefs.|
After the launch of the Singapore Blue Plan 2018, the community had a public engagement session last December 2018 to gather feedback on what are feasible ideas to introduce marine science to our young ones. Since then, Our Singapore Reefs has been working with Science Centre Singapore and Singapore Institute of Biology to develop the badge.
With feedback from the teachers, Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) and scientists from SAAS, we really hope the young ones will love this! As a pilot, the students from Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary) will trial the activities over the next 3 months.
|Sharing by Dr Toh Tai Chong, coral reef biologist. Photo by Jani Tanzil.|
After the trial period, the Young Marine Biologist cards will officially go on sale at the Science Centre Singapore in March 2020!
|Photo by Jani Tanzil.|
|Hooray! Photo by Jani Tanzil.|