Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Since then, it has grown into one of the biggest environmental movements in the world. Whether it’s a beach clean-up, planting a tree, go on nature walks, or an energetic run, do something to celebrate this beautiful place we’re all lucky enough to call home and help protect it for years to come. It’s time to get the kids and give thanks to Mother Earth. Here are our top picks of the top ec0-events around town!
Have a budding tree hugger in the family? If your child is between the age of 6 to 12 years and has an interest in creating things through upcycling, sign up for The Sustainability Project's Earth Day Upcycling Workshop! The Workshop aims to introduce them to the beauty of upcycling and giving old items a new lease of life, teach them the valuable life skill of basic hand sewing and embroidery, and inculcate some eco-friendly habits that will help them lead a more sustainable lifestyle. What's more, 10% of your ticket price will be donated to The Sustainability Project (TSP), for their tree planting campaign as part of their Earth Day Pledge. You will also receive a $2 discount on any purchase of laundry-related products from TSP. The maximum class size is 8 children and 2 adults. *Only 2 adults will be allowed to participate in the workshop, on a first come first serve basis. Book your tickets here.
When: April 17, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Sustainability Project, 21 Bukit Batok Crescent, #06-78, Singapore, 658065, www.thesustainabilityproject.life/shop/product/upcycled-grocery-bag-workshop/
Be a Little Arborist for the day in conjunction with Earth Day 2021, Together, We Will Restore Earth! In this 2-hour workshop, kids will learn how to become a nature steward, ways they can start contributing to Singapore's vision of "city in nature", and learn basic tree knowledge and its benefits. Workshop materials will be provided and it is limited to 6 pax per timeslot (due to COVID-19 Safety Measures). Masks must be worn at all times. Sign up here. For inquiries, contact Jaslyn at +65 9296 5420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: SG$69.16 per person
When: April 20-22, 2021
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens Gallop Extension, Tyersall Avenue
The Climate Collage is a fun and collaborative 2-hour workshop to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. During the first hour and a half, you will use a deck of cards to understand the origins and impacts and participate in trying to find the links between the cards. During the last half hour, you will think about how to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases on our planet, ideas and suggestions for reflection will be shared and discussed. This workshop is suitable for kids 10 years+ and adults. You can have your lunch during the workshop by ordering from Open Farm Community lunch menu. Book your spot here.
Cost: SG$20 per pax (includes a drink)
When: April 22, 2021 from 12pm to 2pm
Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore, 248819, www.openfarmcommunity.com
Are you curious about what a composting set-up looks and smells like? Do you know what compost looks and smells like? Drop by the Compost Demonstration at The Green Collective SG at Funan they show you various home composting set-ups and conduct demonstrations of aerobic and bokashi composting. Bring your little ones along as they have games for them to learn about composting through play! Sign up here.
When: April 17, 2021 from 2pm to 6pm
Where: The Green Collective SG, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105, www.capitaland.com/sg/en/shop/malls/events/what-s-good-is-green-compost-demonstration-and-games-by-the-gree.html
Celebrate Earth Day with Science Centre Singapore by going on a journey of discovering ways to restore our Earth! Participate in activities around the center, as well as take part in our photo journey where you get to redeem a token* (while stocks last) after snapping five photos! For a full list of activities, click here.
Cost: Click here to purchase your tickets.
When: April 16 to 25, 2021
Where: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081, +65 6425 2500, www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/workshops-activities/international-days-at-scs
Join the Little Green Men for an afternoon cleanup in the mangroves of Eagle Point, where you will aim to rid the shoreline of marine debris, collect data, and learn about our impact on the environment! See for yourself the alarming issue of human-made trash on our shores where shorebirds, mudskippers, fish, horseshoe crabs, and other marine wildlife thrive. Beginners and plastic lovers are welcome. Bring your family, friends, and some good energy! Trash bags, kiddie tongs, gloves, and data cards will be provided. Click here to register.
When: April 25, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm
Where: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre, 60 Kranji Way, Singapore 739453
Chek Jawa is rich in biodiversity, and with the help of an experienced volunteer guide, you should be able to see lots of interesting plants and wildlife. Even though you are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers, and lots of fruit trees. If you’re are lucky, you might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle, and the giant Atlas Moth. Click here for updates and registration for upcoming walks.
Chek Jawa Boardwalk Tours, www.nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com