To commemorate the International Year of Biodiversity, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve organised the Sister Wetland Affiliations Programme (SWAP 2010). Through SWAP 2010, sister wetlands and sister schools in the East Asian Australasian region came together in a collaboration for the conservation of wetlands and the protection of migratory shorebirds. Students from 3 local schools, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, Pei Cai Secondary School and River Valley High School, interacted and exchanged information on their respective local wetlands with students from a Japanese School, Mishima High School. As of Dec 2010, there were 12 project works from these 4 schools and 1,200 web viewing hits for their works. On 7-8 Dec, the local students had the opportunity to meet face to face with students from Mishima High school. Together with Sungei Buloh volunteers and staff, the local students played host to 320 Japanese students on this 2-day programme and showed them around the wetland reserve in Singapore. Students from both countries also created their very own art impressions of their wetlands in commemoration of this programme and partnership.
For more information on SWAP 2010, please visit here.