Titles and abstracts

Ref: E3

"Fun with Nature" - A New Approach to Nature Education with Kids
Assoc. Prof. Vilma D'Rozario (Chairman, Education Group, Nature Society, Singapore)

In January 2003, the Education Group of the Nature Society (Singapore) launched a new nature education programme specifically addressed to children and their accompanying parents. The "Fun with Nature" series of workshops was conducted at the Botanic Gardens and incorporated show and tell sessions by a team of naturalists, which illustrated aspects of Singapore's native fauna. Concepts of ecology and conservation were sown in and each workshop was rounded off with a relevant hands-on craft work session. The series has been very well received by participants and the probable reasons for this is discussed along with plans for its introduction to Singapore schools.