A revisit of the caterpillar

You might have read our blog posts sometimes in July about this caterpillar that appeared in our office. 1. I spy with my little eye… 2. Nature is everywhere indeed! Or you might have just seen the picture or video post on our “Science It” Facebook page. In the composition picture above, we showed the…

Nature is everywhere indeed!

How true it is to say that Nature is everywhere. This morning, it appeared in the form of a caterpillar on my colleague Danny’s desk, apparently dropped from a plant pot. Amused by the unusual find, we spent a while observing its action. While it seemed to be moving quite a bit initially, it totally…

Nature is everywhere

I had an intriguing five minutes this morning. Like every morning, I was washing the dishes after breakfast when I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, a movement on the kitchen wall above the sink. Expecting the usual ant or small moth or fly, I had a closer look, but couldn’t find anything….

What can I do?

Guest post by Kate Tan , member of a Community Problem Solving group named “Project Wish” and member of the Singapore Academy of Young Engineers and Scientists. This is a re-post of her original blog here. When I tell people that I am part of a group whose mission is to raise awareness of the…

Exploration of the Science Centre Singapore Ecogarden (Part 1)

It started off with a meeting outside the Ecolab, pleasantly complemented by the harmonious chirping of the birds (or so I imagined) and the sight of hummingbirds hovering over the flowers. Gone with December were the rain and the cold breeze. Hence, my mini exploration took place under the bright cheery morning sun. In fact,…

The fly on the wall

The Science Centre offers some great opportunities to get in touch with nature. There are the obvious ones, like our monthly Nature Discovery Trails, or a visit to the Ecogarden. Then there are the more subtle ones, like watching the chicks hatch in the Discovery Zone. But the most memorable encounters with wildlife are the…