Group photo taken of Minister Lee with representatives from RP, ITE, and Gardens by the Bay at the MOU signing. (Photo by Ministry of National Development)
Minister Desmond Lee taking a wefie with Deputy Principal (Academic Services) of RP Dr Michael Koh and SMC students (Photo by Ministry of National Development)
A group photo taken of Minister Lee with representatives from RP, ITE, and Gardens by the Bay (Photo by Ministry of National Development)
Gardens by the Bay signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) which aims to nurture a culture of sustainability in the next generation. A new series, ‘Wonderful Wetlands’ was also launched and it includes an ongoing collaboration with NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions on mangrove monitoring activities and lecturers for the public.
As part of the MOU, RP and ITE students can learn by playing an active role in contributing towards sustainability efforts at the Gardens. Both students and staff will have more opportunities for professional attachments in areas such as biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and landscape management. Key areas of collaboration include the adoption of the Kingfisher Wetlands in horticultural maintenance by ITE and mangrove monitoring with RP.
Gardens by the Bay will also offer RP students hands-on opportunities to participate in citizen science monitoring sessions, such as measuring the height and girth of mangroves to determine their health. As part of this multidisciplinary collaboration, the Gardens will work with RP’s School of Management and Communication (SMC) to co-develop digital marketing platforms to promote and cultivate a sustainability mindset among youths.