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Workshops

Explore through first-hand experience

These are three to six hours workshops that allow participants to understand concepts in Biology. They make use of actual animals in the form of preserved specimens to stimulate the curiosity of students and enhance their experiential learning.

These hands-on workshops will be conducted at laboratories in participating schools. Workshops can also be customised to suit the learning objectives of the students.

Adaptations

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What is adaptation? How do different animals such as crabs, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals adapt to life in the mangroves? Find out the answers in this hands-on workshop. Expect to handle preserved but real specimens.

Duration of workshop

Duration of workshop: 2 hours

Target participants

Upper primary students

Group size

Minimum group size: 20, Maximum group size: 40

Cost

$18.00 per pax

Birds

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What are birds? What makes birds special? How are birds adapted to their mode of life? What are some of the interesting groups of birds in Singapore? Learn about the private lives of birds in this hands-on workshop. Expect to handle preserved specimens of birds.

Duration of workshop

Duration of workshop: 2 hours

Target participants

Upper primary students, Lower secondary students

Group size

Minimum group size: 20, Maximum group size: 40

Cost

$18.00 per pax

Animal Taxonomy

What is taxonomy? Why is taxonomy important? What are the different groups of animals? Learn how to construct and use dichotomous keys to classify various groups of animals. This workshop examines the characteristics of different animals. Expect to handle preserved specimens of animals.

Duration of workshop

Duration of workshop: 3 hours

Target participants

Lower secondary students

Group size

Minimum group size: 20, Maximum group size: 40

Cost

$25.00 per pax

Plant Taxonomy

What is plant taxonomy? Why is taxonomy important? What are the different families of plants? Learn how to construct and use dichotomous keys to classify plant families. This workshop allows participants to learn about parts of a plant and the characteristics that set the various families apart. Fresh plant specimens will be used.

Duration of workshop

Duration of workshop: 3 hours

Target participants

Upper secondary students

Group size

Minimum group size: 20, Maximum group size: 40

Cost

$25.00 per pax

Leaf Litter

What constitutes leaf litter? Why is leaf litter important? This workshop examines the critters that live in leaf litter and the roles they play in the ecosystem.

Duration of workshop

Duration of workshop: 2 hours

Target participants

Upper primary students

Group size

Minimum group size: 20, Maximum group size: 40

Cost

$18.00 per pax

Seed Dispersal

What is seed dispersal? Why is it necessary? How do plants disperse their seeds? What makes dispersal efficient? This workshop examines the various ways in which plants disperse their seeds. Participants also get to design their own seeds.

Duration of workshop

Duration of workshop: 2 hours

Target participants

Primary 4 and 5 students

Group size

Minimum group size: 20, Maximum group size: 40

Cost

$18.00 per pax