March school holidays sea shore happenings

Bring your kids and the family for these shore happenings during the upcoming school holidays. Most are free and all are fun!
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Main Bridge
Learn about shorebirds, crocodiles, and the waters and mudflats of Sungei Buloh. Join the Young Naturalist Camp for a whole day of learning and fun! Explore Coney Island or Changi Beach. Join a special kayaking trip at Sentosa designed those without kayaking experience, and welcoming kids and furkids.

FREE activities

14 Mar (Sat): What's in my mud? at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Join NParks volunteers for an interesting guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh. Registration opens on 6 March 2020 (Friday) at 8am. The walk will be cancelled if it rains. More details and registration on the NParks website.
Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

15 Mar (Sun): Croc Talk at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Learn all about the Estuarine Crocodiles that bask in the Reserve with volunteer Bernard. Drop by to have a chat with Bernard and learn fascinating information about the crocodiles – such as their characteristics and behaviour, and observe them as they go about their daily business. Registration not required. More details on the NParks website.
Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) below the Main Bridge

21 Mar (Sat): Ecolife at Coney Island Park
The 81-hectare Coney Island Park houses a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and Casuarina woodlands. It is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, some of which are critically endangered. Join NParks volunteer guides to learn more about the interesting history of the island! More details and registration on the NParks website.

21 Mar (Sat): Waders Watch Workshop for kids at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Come and celebrate the return of the migratory shorebirds! After enduring a long and harsh journey of almost ten thousand kilometres over mountains and seas, the migratory shorebirds have arrived in Singapore from far-flung locations like the Siberian and Tibetan plateaus.  Children aged 10 and above are welcome to join in the fun with their family. More details and registration on the NParks website.
Common greenshanks (Tringa nebularia)

21 Mar (Sat): What's in my water? at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
What's that swimming in the water? A fish, a worm, an insect or a crocodile!? Join us for an interesting morning walk getting to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh. Registration opens on 13 March 2020 (Friday) at 8 am. More details and registration on the NParks website.
Banded archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix)

MORE activities

14 Mar (Sat): Young Naturalist Camp at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
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 7 to 12 years. More details and registration on the NParks website.

14 Mar (Sat): Kayak the Sentosa Trail with kayakasia
Suitable for those without kayaking experience, families, and children. This is an easy coastal trail specially designed for those who would like to try out kayaking for the first time. Whether with your little one or your dog, this short morning paddle introduces the basics of sea kayaking. Visit a WW2 fort and a couple of islands, all on the clear waters off Pulau Belakang Mati (Sentosa). More details and registration on the Kayakasia facebook event post.

15 Mar (Sun) Changi intertidal walk with Young Nautilus
Join Young Nautilus to explore our own coastal backyard in Singapore, and take a closer look at the amazing animals! Expose your children to science and nature, see in action what they have learnt in schools about wildlife! Here's their public programmes.

21 Mar (Sat): Tours at Pulau Ubin with NParks
Join NParks volunteers who will share about the heritage and wildlife of Pulau Ubin, the last unspoilt island in Singapore. Choose from the Kampong Tour or Rustic Reflections Tour.
Pulau Ubin jetty

22 Mar (Sun): Paddling Sungei Simpang with Kayakasia
A leisurely paddle into Khatib Bongsu, one of the last riverine mangrove on our shores. Suitable for kids and families, if you have never paddled before, this trip would be a good introduction. Participants will learn about the Giant Fig, snails, rubik cubes, lobsters, and why there are plenty of babies in the mangrove. Be inspired by the "beauty and brains" of this riverine system. More details on Kayakasia's facebook post:
Photo by Say Chong

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