OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
BRINGING NATURE INTO THE CLASSROOM
An open classroom for Environmental Science Education
- Field-based curriculum provides a broader perspective and balanced approach for subjects in environment science
- Students benefit from hands-on approach in science-based subjects
- Out-of-classroom approaches stimulate student interest in what are often perceived as dry academic subjects in hardcore science and engineering disciplines
- Field-based project work encourages creativity and nurtures soft-skills in problem-solving, crisis management and team work
The island is ideally situated for biodiversity and Marine Science teaching and research, being within easy reach of a variety of marine habitats, including rocky, sandy and muddy shores, and coral reefs at low tide.
The different biotopes on the island offer interesting starting points for discussion on a wide variety of environment topics. Beyond the study of the biodiversity of animal and plants, as well as marine ecology, St John’s Island also has unique geological features and interesting history from which classroom study can be crafted.
For more information, please email Dr Theresa Su at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre
The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park Public Gallery at the Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre is open daily from 10am – 4pm.
The public gallery is a 10-minute walk from the jetty at St John’s Island. Regular ferry services to St John’s Island from Marina South Pier are available twice on weekdays and up to five times on weekends and public holidays. You can find the ferry timings here. For more information on the MPOEC and Sisters’ Island Marine Park public gallery, please click here.
For groups larger than 15 pax, please email Ms Priscilla Seah at email@example.com.