DISCOVERY Yacht The Admiral
Ten students from the Changkat Changi Secondary School’s Young Enriched Scientist (Yes) Program participated in the SeaKeepers Asia’s floating classroom session aboard D/Y The Admiral. Scientists from the Tropical Marine Science Institute of Singapore of the National University of Singapore presented lessons aimed at fostering awareness and curiosity about Marine Science and Conservation. The session provided a hands-on learning approach with the students getting a glimpse of what field work involves by trawling for plankton and using a microscope to identify organisms from the collected water samples. The young scientists were also introduced to SCUBA equipment and were able to try on the breathing apparatus. As a further enhancement to the learning experience, Marina at Keppel Bay conducted a presentation and tour of the Marina’s Coral Reef at Keppel Bay.
In preparation for the Floating classroom, the students joined an Introductory Lesson which was specially crafted and facilitated by the St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory, Outreach and Education team, at the Changkat Changi Secondary School premises. Highlights of the lecture session included information on the research and marine conservation efforts currently being undertaken at the St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory as well as material on SeaKeepers Drifters.
A special thanks to our Program Partners: Rolls Royce and Marina at Keppel Bay.