Over the past weekend (2nd and 3rd September 2017), the children’s sections of Jurong Regional Library and Central Public Library went abuzz with the sights and sounds of our forests, as the NUS Toddycats brought in animal specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum for the “Friends of the Forest” conservation booths. These booths showcasing our local biodiversity were organized as part of the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement.
There were lots of fun activities such as quiz times at Jurong Regional Library, where kids stood a chance to win prizes. At Central Public Library, Jose from Toddycats and Mindy from Cicada Tree Eco-Place conducted a storytelling and poem-reading session, enchanting the young audience while reminding them to take care of Mother Nature. Throughout the day, the kids (and parents) were enthralled by the tales of how Oriental Pied Hornbill parents each play their own role in raising their chick, how tiny the insect-eating Lesser Bamboo Bat looks next to the Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat and the fact that there are actually blue bees in Singapore!
This caps off a really fun-filled weekend for us! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and if you missed us this weekend, do catch us at our next booth at Queenstown Public Library this coming Sunday (10th September 2017), from 10am till 6pm! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!