School holidays are here already!
About the programme, children can learn more about Gardens by the Bay’s sustainability strategies with a series of simple experiments and other fun activities.
This is the Solar Collectors on the SuperTrees activity counter. At Gardens by the Bay, there are a total of 18 Supertrees, where 11 of the 12 Supertrees in the Supertree Grove are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions. The SuperTrees can absorb sunlight and store them as energy to act as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and also to collect rainwater.
At this counter, I also learn about how the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions like photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy.
This is the aquatic filters activity counter where children learn about how the filter beds and floating island made of plants help to clean the water.
Children can get to experiment by pouring some water with a bit of soil into the plant container and see for themselves what is the colour of the water that they collect it when it flows out at the bottom. This is a natural cleaning method which is good for the environment.
This is the generating energy and harnessing waste heat on site activity counter. Children get to learn and play a game to collect which materials can be burnt and use as “good” energy.
This is the cooling only the occupied zones activity counter. Children learn about how Gardens by the Bay delivered stable temperature-controlled air only to the occupied zones. There are chilled water pipes embedded in the floor slabs of the Conservatories which helps to ensure that cool air is always at the ground area while the warm air will raise to the higher levels.
At the minimising solar heat gain through the facade activity counter, children get to learn how the glass facade of the Conservatories allows 65% of the light to enter the domes and at the same, it is able to block 65% of the heat that helps to keep the Conservatories cooler. It is also able to save energy in this way.
At the efficient dehumidification in the cooling process activity counter, children get to learn how energy usage can be reduced by using a liquid desiccant which is a drying agent to remove moisture from the air. The reason to remove the moisture is because air that is filled with moisture required more energy to cool.
At each activity counter, children get to learn, take part in the activity and get a chop after completion of each activity. Collect all the chops at each counter to redeem prizes.
Yay! We have fun and managed to collect the prizes after completing all the activities. We have an enjoyable and educating time. We would like to thank all the lovely and friendly staff at the Cannonball Room!
After we have completed our educational programmes, we moved on to visit French Faire Floral Display at the Flower Dome. Please click HERE to continue to read about our visit to Gardens by the Bay.
Our Parenting World would like to thank the kind and lovely Gardens by the Bay organisers for inviting us and all the friendly helpers at A Sustainable Garden at Cannonball Room for guiding us along with the activities.
Dates: 31 May, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 June
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Cannnonball Room
Suitable For: Families, and children of all ages
Programme Charge: Free
Spaces are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Prizes are available, while stocks last.
For complete information on other educational programmes available at Gardens by the Bay, please click HERE.
Please click the below links to read about our experiences at Gardens by the Bay from January 2014 to current.