Friday, December 4, 2015
PSHS Main Campus Team Wins 2nd Place at STEP National University of SingaporePosted By: The Mail Man - Friday, December 04, 2015
Congratulations to the PSHS Main Campus Team for winning 2nd prize in the recently concluded 3rd STEP NUS Sunburst Environment Program recently held in Singapore.
Launched in 2013, the STEP-NUS Sunburst Environment Programme is an annual event organised by STEP in partnership with the NUS Climate Change and Sustainable Environment Research Initiative hosted by the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) at NUS.
This year's programme challenges the students to address the sustainability of food production and distribution, as well as the impact of climate change on food security.
Participating students aged between 13 and 15 from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, China, India and Japan attended lectures delivered by leading scientists in the fields of climate change, food security and sustainability.
International scientists who are involved in the programme include Mr Keith Jeffery, who is from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science in the United Kingdom, and Dr Stephane Bayen from McGill University of Canada. In addition, researchers from Singapore will be sharing about the importance of food security, and measurements to ensure food sustainability.
The students visited the Science Centre Singapore, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore’s Marine Aquaculture Centre and Sky Greens, as well as participate in nature walks conducted by NUS staff at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve and St John’s Island.
They will also visit the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS to learn about conservation and the Singapore whale.
To demonstrate their awareness of green issues, participating students have been organized into teams and they will compete through written essays, oral presentations and poster presentations. The winning teams will win prizes sponsored by STEP.
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