Persatuan Sahabat Kebun Botanik Pulau Pinang Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens Society

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Eco-Education & Nature Field Trips For Schools

What We Hope to Achieve

The universal dependence of people on plants requires the need to conserve biodiversity of species. Through our various activities we hope to increase awareness about the importance of biodiversity conservation and sustainable living.

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Children's presentation on Nature

Group Size

Minimum number of students per trip is 10 while the maximum is 45.

Fees per activity

RM5.00 per student for government school students and RM10.00 for adults. Special subsidy will be given to underprivileged children.

Time & Duration

Generally, field trips are held on weekdays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12.00 pm.

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T-Shirt printing using leaves

Language

All programmes are available in Bahasa Malaysia and English. You can choose the preferred language for the group.

Learning Technique

Education at the Botanic Gardens emphasises on experiential and discovery learning. Children will learn by observing, feeling, questioning and discovering.

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exploring the streamlife

List of Activities

  1. Rainforest Appreciation Walk (Age: 9+ & interested adults)
    This Appreciation walk lets the participants explore and understand the wonder world of the rainforest. Learn about epiphytes, climbers, termites, trees and lots more. This trail also brings diverse topics for discussion and also highlights the importance of rain forest conservation.
  2. Stream Life and Pollution (Age: 5 to 12 years old)
    Pond skater, water boatman, damselfly nymphs, … Get into the stream and find out more about these little creatures, about water cycle and water pollution. Don't forget change of clothes.
  3. Frogs and Tadpoles (Age: 5 to 12 years old)
    This unique trip, a popular one among kids, lets you learn how tadpoles grow into frogs. Croak and jump like a frog and learn to make a "Froggy Mask" and free admission to our "The Frog Story".
  4. Natural Art (Age: 5 to 12 yrs old)
    Discover the rainbow of colours you can get from local Malaysian plants. Painting and colouring with natural dyes.
  5. Nature Craft (Age: 5 to 12 yrs old)
    Rainstick making. Listen to the depth of sound in a rain shower and make your own. Developing hand eye co-ordination as well as an understanding of how important rain is to us.

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the under-privileged and handicapped children also joined our activities

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