On 12 May, KidsStop unveiled Singapore’s first Oceans’ Buddies Exhibit that features a virtual ocean with sea creatures in 3-dimension form! In partnership with Pilot Pen Singapore, this was part of its plan to educate children on marine life and how they can do their part to protect the environment.
Through this exhibition, they hope to ignite an interest among young children in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This new project was launched in a ceremony officiated by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources at the Science Centre Singapore.
Mr Clarence Sirisena, Deputy Chief Executive, Science Centre Board said: “With this new exhibit, KidsSTOP aims to engage pre-schoolers and lower primary school children on the need to protect and preserve ecosystems. Reinforcing the significance of recycling, reducing and re-using from an early age will also help to shape their thinking and actions for the future. We’re very pleased that our partner, Pilot Pen Singapore, shares the same philosophy.”
The exhibit also features on-site presentations and workshops such as “Under the Sea”, hands-on fun spots and a discovery zone in our Critters Lab which serves as a learn and play environment for your kids.
Developed by a local company, I-one Group, a stunning virtual ocean floor that is projected onto a giant wall can enable kids to see their personalised sea creatures come “alive” as their creations take on a 3-dimensional form.
To further enhance the education experience for kids, the exhibit also features a new wall mural curated around the theme of conservation and illustrates how a polluted sea traps and suffocates marine life. Through this, kids can learn environmental facts such as how littering can affect ocean life.
With this exhibition being in line with Pilot Pen Singapore, its Pilot FriXion series are used in the Oceans’ Buddies exhibit and it is the world’s first pen with erasable ink, which is thermo-sensitive and disappears when subjected to heat (at 65°).
Kids can have a first hand experience at this at the colouring corner, where the special ink recycling machine provided by Toshiba TEC Singapore Pte Ltd is located and they can see how the machine emits heat and erases the ink on the paper, allowing each sheet of paper to be recycled and re-used up to five times.
Through this all around fun and educational exhibition, your kids can learn about the protection & preservation of ecosystems in our seas; how to limit man-made damage to marine ecosystems; and preservation of vulnerable marine species/ecosystems.
So what are you waiting for? Head down to KidSTOP now!
Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Singaporeans & Standard tickets –
Child: $5 (up to 8 years old)
Senior Citizens: Free
Child: $10 (up to 8 years old)
Senior Citizens: $5
Standard tickets –
Child: $23 (up to 8 years old)
Senior Citizens: $13
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