After a break of two years, Gardens by the Bay held its flagship education programme, Race to Sustainability!, on 27 October 2022, with more than 800 secondary school and 200 primary school students participating.
The race, which takes place over two days, was flagged off by Mayor of Central Singapore District Denise Phua at the Supertree Grove.
Introduced back 2015, the Race to Sustainability! introduces students to nature and sustainability through various challenges that take place around Gardens by the Bay. This year’s route covers Flower Dome, Supertree Grove and Kingfisher Wetlands.
Race to Sustainability! Returns
Through the race, students get to develop an awareness of climate change, learn about plants and their adaptations, and gain an appreciation of the need for conservation in a fun and engaging way.
Prizes for the fastest groups to complete the race include tickets to Gardens by the Bay’s attractions and Friends of the Gardens student memberships.
For those who are also interested in getting in on the action, a digital edition of the race, albeit one that offers different challenges from the physical race, is being developed as a mobile app. The digital version will be available on Google Play at the end of November this year.
Gardens by the Bay Deputy CEO Lee Kok Fatt said, “Gardens by the Bay has always presented plants in novel and creative ways to draw a broad audience, and with our expertise, we are in a good position to develop nature-based initiatives that are engaging for children and youths. We are excited to finally be able to bring back our flagship Race to Sustainability!, which has seen the participation of many enthusiastic students through the years.”
Find out more about the Race to Sustainability!