The NUS Students' Science Club Science Volunteer Corps (SVC) Sub-Committee organised Little Marchallers, a learning journey to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM), for 20 children under the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) on 19 March.
Along with 25 student volunteers from the Faculty of Science, the children had the chance to explore the museum and learn more about Singapore’s natural heritage as well as Southeast Asian biodiversity. With the help of the student volunteers, the children set out to complete an activity book specially crafted by SVC and they earned themselves a badge upon completing the activities. The participants had an enjoyable and educational experience as they gained a better understanding about the biodiversity in the region and the importance of environmental conservation.
Eunice LIM, a Year 2 member said, “Little Marchallers was meaningful and enjoyable for both the volunteers and children. The children were able to see and learn about many interesting specimens at the museum. They were also delighted to receive their goodie bags and badges at the end of the event.”
CHAN Min Min, a Year 2 student volunteer found the event engaging. She said, “The child I was paired with had much to teach us! Her curious mind contained a lot of facts that she had read from books. Her inquisitive spirit and eagerness to share her knowledge was an eye-opener for me. It was an unforgettable experience with a lesson to take home.”
|Student volunteers guiding the children in completing the activity book|
|The children were intent on completing the activities|
|A group photo of the student volunteers and children from YWCA|