And the BIG DAY is finally here!
Welcome to the Festival of Biodiversity 2012 at the Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens!
Thankful for the great weather, that there was no great downpour to dampen our spirits. There was plenty of action happening all over the Botany Centre at the Singapore Botanic Gardens – booth exhibitions, talks, workshops etc.
Here are some photos from today:
Register and get a Festival Card to take part in the Biodiversity Challenge!
[Follow the tide] An exhibition on Singapore’s marine biodiversity with interactive panels
[Follow the tide] There are some marine animals who helped with public education and educating the masses
[Follow the tide] Wonderfully drawn coloursheets to engage the young
[RMBR Toddycats, NUS] RMBR Toddycats has booths on Level 2 and is driving traffic to go up by bringing their specimens down & engaging visitors who walk past
[Raffles Institution] Children enjoying their painting of clay animals
[Commonwealth Sec Sch] Student volunteers doing their job of explaining their project
[Nature Society (Singapore)] Plenty of eye-catching photographs at the NSS booth!
[Art & Craft workshops] Origami folding
[Bukit Merah Public Library] Librarians from BMPL came down on Saturday just to do two storytelling sessions for the public!
[Art & Craft workshops] Full house at Painting Nature on a Tile workshop
Crowd at Level 1 exhibition booths
The official launch of the Festival was held at 4pm on 26 May 2012, Saturday.
[Official launch] Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, President Tony Tan
[Official launch] Minister of State for National Development and Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin gives his opening speech
[Official launch] President completes the community artwork of the mural mosaic by placing the last tile in!
More photos to come next! And we prepare for the second and final day of the Festival.
Check out the programme for tomorrow: