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FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC) 2020 Programmes

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Greetings from Nature Education Centre.

We have G.O.O.D N.E.W.S for you all!

Thank you for supporting our programmes all year long from beginning till the end of 2019 😉 We’re happy to inform you that we have more fun activities going on in 2020! Are you excited to hear what are the programmes we have planned? 

Below is the list of the 2020 NEC programmes~

1. Forest School: Animal & Plant Science

This January, FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC) will be having a series of classes namely, Forest School! We will be learning about animal and plant science syllabus through hands-on activities and playing in the forest. Furthermore, attending Forest School will let the kids spend more time outdoor and build connection with nature. This will foster their appreciation for and love of nature. Come & join our Forest School in January 2020. Now you can join one of programme or join both programme in January 2020.

 

Date: 12th January 2020 (Animal Science) Or 19th January 2020 (Plant Science)

Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration & RM45/parent.

**Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & FRIM entrance fee.

 

Activity for Forest School: Animal Science (12th January 2020)

  1. Introduction of Animal’s Kingdom & their biology
  2. Learn about symbiosis of animals
  3. Food chain & Food web
  4. Diversity of Animals within Forest Layers
  5. Adaptation & Behaviours of Animals

Activity for Forest School: Plant Science (19th January 2020)

  1. Introduction of Plant’s Kingdom & their biology
  2. Learn about mechanism of how plants spread their seeds
  3. Life cycle of Plants
  4. Adaptation of Plants
  5. Forest Layers

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/4sNfmNtB52fMr9Uz5.

 

2.Kids Nigh Walk at FRIM Feb-Sep 2020

“Kids Night Walk @ FRIM” is back again this year! Join us this time and together we will discover and experience FRIM forest at night. This night walk is a wonderful opportunity for families with children (min. age of 7) to learn about nocturnal animals, the animals that active at night. By learning about their adaptations, we become more sensitive to their traits and potentially develop our own senses further and not only rely on our sense of sight. Participants will get the opportunity to learn more about the rainforest biodiversity and animal behaviour, and thus, foster a great sense of appreciation towards our Mother Nature.

 

Date: 14th Feb 2020 (1st Session) or 18th Sept 2020 (2nd Session)

Time: 8.30pm – 10.30pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong        

Age:  7 to 12 years old

Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.

**Fee includes MNS facilitators, certificate, insurance and FRIM entrance fee

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/xMqL4sVfAeEgwdDW8

 

3.Visit to Frangipani Farm

Have you visit a farm before? Yes? No? How about urban organic farm? Escape the hustle and bustle city and join us for a visit to Frangipani Organic Farm in Gombak, where the kids will have unique outdoor learning activities and experience.

Frangipani Organic Farm located in the leafy forest of Gombak and where plants and livestock flourish without the need of pesticides or antibiotics. The farm serves as an educational hub for all ages as well as a place for families to indulge in fun weekend activities. Learn about environmental conservation and the positive effects of organic farming.

 This farm has self-sustaining system called Integrated Organic Farming where the farm is able to prevent waste from ending up in landfills or polluting the waterways. The wastewater is treated using biological filters such as plants, microbes and fungi which break down pollutants. Come & join us to learn more about this interesting farm!

 

Date: 29 February 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm

Venue: Frangipani Organic Farm, Gombak

Age: 5 years old & above

Fee: RM85/child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.

**Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & FRIM entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/zSi3mCVYqJj5PtvX8

 

Join us and your kids will be sure to have a great fun time with friends learning about sustainable and organic farming. 

 

4. My Nature Camp

FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC) is organizing a very interesting camp titled “My Nature Camp”. This camp aims to educate and raise awareness on the environmental issues and conservation of migrating birds and their habitats. This overnight camp is the next step for young nature enthusiasts and budding birders who want to take their birding skills to the next level and also enjoy outdoor adventures, camp activities and nature exploration. We are now open for enrollment and welcome young adventurers aged between 8 to 15 years old. Don’t miss out the chance to join the Camp this year as you will be experiencing and seeing raptor birds flying and gliding right above your head!

Date : 13-15 March 2020 (Friday- Saturday)
Venue : FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong, Selangor.
Age : 8 – 15 years old
Fee for Camp : RM330.00 per child for MNS members/KPA members or Group Booking (3 or more); RM350.00 per child for Non-MNS member

(Fee includes meals, accommodation, insurance, entrance fee to FRIM, activity materials, MNS facilitators and certificate)

Highlights Include:
• Enjoy a day trip at Raptor Watch event (Tanjung Tuan Melaka) and participate in all free activities three!
• Enjoy the overnight stay at Nature Education Centre (NEC) with lush greenery of the urban forest of FRIM.
• Engage in education an hands-on activities including birdwatching, nocturnal walk, environmental games and more.
• Parents are welcome to join with RM 200/pax only.

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/MZuYzxbibp6sLj229

 

5. Trekking to Waterfall at FRIM

Have you ever trekking to FRIM Waterfall area? It will be very fun and challenging too! Come and experience it by yourself! “Trekking to Waterfall” programme organized by NEC in 21st March 2020, is the perfect one for you to join and explore the rainforest. Trekking to waterfall is a wonderful opportunity for children and parents to learn about flora and fauna along the trails. Participants will be having lots of fun while learning about the rainforest biodiversity and animal behaviours through our activities with wonderful picnic at the waterfall area. Furthermore, attending forest trekking will let the kids spend more time outdoor and build connection with nature. This will foster a great sense of appreciation and love towards our forest.
Come & join our Trekking to Waterfall in March 2020.

6. River Scientist

“River Scientist” programme is back in this March 2020! This River Scientist programme aimed to introduce the participants to freshwater ecosystem and to educate them on the conservation of freshwater resources. We hope to raise the participants’ awareness and involvement in the protection of water quality.

Participants will be given water monitoring kits and they will ask to examine the water quality with the guidance of facilitators. Additionally, they will be catching aquatic organisms (aquatic insect, fish, tadpole, etc) and identify them as bio-indicators. They will be learning about water conservation, water cycle, and be a river scientist for a day!

 

Date: 28th March 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong
Age: 5 to 12 years old
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong
Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.
****Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & FRIM entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/Sy23o8vg3CmB9Hic6

 

Join us and your kids will be sure to have a great fun time with friends.

 

 

 

7. Young Entomologist

Have you observed an insect in a very close distance by using a magnifying glass? And do you know how many species of insects we have on Earth? If you have no idea on how big are the world of insects, you should join our programme, Young Entomologist on this July! We will open up the door to insects’ world, and this is totally different from those you usually shouted at.

We will talk about insects from A to Z, for example, their characteristics, their functions and values, and how important are they to entire ecosystem. We will do insects catching and release activities as well, in order to let you have first-hand experience on catching insects and observing insects’ behaviour. Kids will also learn how to identify and classify insects by looking at their external characteristics in general.

 

Date: 12th April 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Age : 5 to 12 years old

Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.

**Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & FRIM entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/D2QeLSC5T8Ux9ScWA

 

 

 

 

 

8. Kinder Walk

Hello parents and kids! FRIM-MNS NEC is organizing a programme for preschool, KinderWalk on 18th April 2020 (Saturday).

We will be going to Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, University of Malaya. Literally means ‘The Forest of Knowledge’ in English, Rimba Ilmu houses about 1600 species of plants in the garden. This walk around the garden will expose the children to the exciting collection of tropical plants from all over the world. They will discover the ancient plants that have been leaving since dinosaur ages, gigantic “Umbrella” palms, plants with golden furs, valuable herbs, juicy fruits and many more. If they are lucky, they will have a close encounter with the animals and insects that live amongst the trees and plants in the garden. This walk emphasizes on the use of sense to ensure the children have an interactive experience exploring the garden. Children will explore the characteristics and usages of different type of plants, importance of taking care of the environment and initiate the care and love towards environment. During the walk, kids will get involve in interactive activities and have an opportunity to connect with nature.

 

Date:             18th April 2020 (Saturday)

Time:            9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Venue:          Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, University of Malaya

Age range:   5-12 years old

Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.

**Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & Rimba Ilmu entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/5Fsf4Dy8GAf9qWVY9

 

 

 

 

9. Nature Art & Craft

Another great way for children to learn about nature is by doing Art & Craft.  Activities that will be conducted including rock painting, leave stamping art and ‘colours in nature’. Kids learn how to make their very own paints from berries, leaves and any plants that they will find in the forest.

These nature craft activities will encourage the participants to express their creativity and ideas while inculcate their sense of love and caring to our Mother Earth. These activities also help children to enhance their creativity, observation skills.

Let the children explore the nature through fun art and craft!

 

Date:     9th May 2020 (Saturday)

Time:     9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC), FRIM Kepong

Age range: 5-12 years old

Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.

**Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & FRIM entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/PvR883Y7adPKoyaZA

Let’s join us now! You and your kids will have a great time!

 

 

 

10. Night Walk in FRIM Forest

Missed out our 2019’s Night Walk? No worries, Night Walk Programme is back!

Have you ever walk in the rainforest during the night? Do you know what animals can be found at night, and what do they do? Come and join our programme namely “Night Walk in FRIM Forest”, and experience the sights and sounds of the FRIM forest at night.

This night walk is a wonderful opportunity for families with children (min. age of 13) to witness the nocturnal species that only come out at night! This programme is organized by NEC and experts from MNS SIG Herp group and will be held on Saturday of 8th August 2020 and 19th Dec 2020.

You will need to dress up warmly, wear a long sleeves t-shirt as mosquitoes will hunt for your blood. Wear a long stocking as well for leach protection and wear your sport shoes. Bring your raincoat or waterproof jacket, as the tours proceed rain.

Participants will get the opportunity to learn about the rainforest biodiversity and animal behaviours, and thus, to foster a great sense of appreciation towards our Mother Nature.

 

Date              : 8th August 2020 or 19th Dec 2020

Time              :8.30 pm-11.00 pm

Age                : 13 years old & above

Venue           : FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC), FRIM Kepong

Fee                : RM85/pax

**Fee includes MNS facilitators, insurance and FRIM entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/xtzshcdk2t8rMDUv9

 

Let’s join us now as the seats are limited! Don’t miss the chance again!

 

11. Rainforest Discovery

Have you ever wondered or imagine what do botanists do? Are their jobs bored, fun or challenging? Come and experience it by yourself! “Rainforest Discovery” programme organized by NEC in 13th June 2020, is the perfect one for you to join, no matter you are interested to become a botanist or not. Why? Because NEC is an area where it is surrounded by tropical rainforest. Hence, various types of plants can be found and makes it a perfect place to discover and study about plants!

Rainforest Discovery will be held and we will teach them different type of plants and allow children to have first-hand experience in the specimen making process, and together we will do a quick plant identification by using simple plant identification keys. Participants will also experience on how to do herbarium. Lastly, we will have scavenger hunt activity and this activity aids children to open their senses to observe and feel their surrounding in the mid of activity. Come and join us now!

 

Date: 13th June 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Age: 5 years old and above

Fee: RM85/pax for 1st child registration, RM65/pax for next child registration and parents are welcome to join with the fee of RM45/parent.

**Fee includes meals, insurance, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee & Rimba Ilmu entrance fee.

 

For registration, please fill in the google form, https://forms.gle/TeVji6JChFRx4atj9

 

 

 

 

Let’s join us now! You and your kids will have a great time! Should you have any enquiries regarding the programme, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

 

Regards,

NEC Team

FRIM-MNS

Nature Education Centre (NEC)

H3, Forest Research Institute Malaysia

52109 Kepong, Selangor

603 6277 1703

FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre

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