From 10 November 2019 to 16 November 2019, our SJINML Outreach and Education team hosted youths from Asia at the STEP Environment Camp 2019. This year, we had 92 participants from Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam participating in various activities to learn about ‘Zero Waste’ in a week-long camp. Students had the opportunities to interact with leading researchers working in areas of marine plastic pollution, engineering of aerogels, and circular economy, as well as hands-on field work within Singapore’s unique habitats to investigate the impacts of marine debris.
We would like to thank our sponsor, Temasek Foundation International for supporting the camp, and supporting partners: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and our colleagues from SJINML for field-guiding the students, GearUp for the ice breakers, and Sustainable Singapore Gallery for the tour. Not forgetting to thank our Guest-of-Honour, Dr Lena Chan for gracing our opening day sharing about the biodiversity of Singapore.
For more information, please visit http://news.nus.edu.sg/highlights/youth-step-environment.