Youth Environmental Summit (YES) 2017

Date: 15 to 19 February 2017

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”

Jacques Yves Cousteau (French Explorer)

So, shall we all stand up to do something about the global garbage cans now!  Learn how to play a part to save the earth from YES 2017!

YES is an exciting integrated programme that introduces youths to hot-button environmental issues through a series of inspirational seminars by prominent experts and social entrepreneurs, educational field trips and learning workshops, as well as social business conceptualization and presentations.

Students will learn how our way of living impact the global environmental issues such as global climate change, food and water sustainability, urban development and environment conservation, importance of “reduce, reuse and recycle”, etc.

There will be a workshop on social enterprise focusing on “Environment”, where students have the opportunity to discuss ideas with their peers from the region, interact with professional mentors, and to conceptualize environmental-related projects toward improving their local community. All students groups are expected to present their ideas to a panel of judges.

Students are encourage to implement the project that they presented during YES, and play a part to clear our ocean, lakes, rivers and sky from the state of “garbage cans”!

Participants age

YES Junior – 9 to 12 years old
YES Senior – 13 to 18 years old

Day 1 (15 Feb)
AM Arrival
PM Check in various accommodation
Ice breaking @ Nanyang Girls Boarding School
Dinner
Free & Easy
Day 2 (16 Feb)
AM Amazing Race Team Building at Hort Park
PM Opening Ceremony@ Biopolis Matrix Auditorium

·        Opening by Youth Ambassadors

·        Speech by Guest of Honour – Ms. Isabella Loh

·        Speech by Mr Lim Chong Tee

·        Speech by Mr Mechai Viravaidya (Represented by Mr. Isadore Reaud)

Social Entrepreneur Briefing by Mr. Andrew Davey
City Tour

Marina Barrage

Gardens By the Bay

Merlion Park

Day 3 (17 Feb)
AM Group A: ABC Water Learning Trail

Learn about water & its importance to Singapore’s ecosystem of waterways and Reservoirs Singapore’s water catchment areas and importance of environmental awareness Preserve & Protect water resources

 

Group B: NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Take a trip back in time as the museum transports you to the beginning of life on earth, with 16 different thematic zones from plants and amphibians to

mammals and dinosaurs

Group C: NeWater and ENVision Gallery

Water recycling for sustainable living (Singapore’s 3rd tap) One-stop showcase of Singapore’s environmental story covering the key environmental topics –air, land, water, energy, and public health.

Social entrepreneurship workshop @ Nus Prince George’s Residential Park

Group Discussion for Senior Category (13 – 18 years old) conducted by Mr. Andrew Davey

Hands-On Activities for Junior Category (9 – 12 years old) conducted by Ms. Grace Lim

Business model/project discussion and planning @ Various accommodation

Students to discuss and design a business model, relating to environment, that they would incubate when they return to their home

Day 4 (18 Feb)
AM Group A: NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Take a trip back in time as the museum transports you to the beginning of life on earth, with 16 different thematic zones from plants and amphibians to

 

mammals and dinosaurs

 

Group B & C: ABC Water Learning Trail

Learn about water & its importance to Singapore’s ecosystem of waterways and Reservoirs Singapore’s water catchment areas and importance of environmental awareness Preserve & Protect water resources

Speech by Ms. Carly Sotas
PM Participants’ Presentations @ NUS

·        Fine tuning of business model / project (with guidance and help from mentors)

·        Business model presentation & Competition (Judging)

·        Prize presentation ceremony & Photo-taking session

·        End-of-conference party celebration!

Day 5 (19 Feb)
AM Departure

·        Check-out of accommodation

·        Departure from Singapore

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