About the Young Sustainability Champion Programme
Presented by Temasek Foundation and organised by Science Centre Singapore, the Young Sustainability Champion programme aims to raise awareness, encourage, and inspire students to develop creative solutions around critical topics relating to Environmental
Science and Innovation, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The programme allows participants to get onboard Science Centre Singapore’s new online “I am a Young Scientist” platform and complete the core sustainability-related tasks. Participants who have successfully completed
the programme will be recognised and presented with badges and e-certificates. Furthermore, there will be additional competition and showcase opportunities available for outstanding participants.
How to register?
- For primary or secondary level students registering individually, please enrol here and register by creating an account. The programme will be automatically added
to the dashboard.
- For primary or secondary level teachers (registering a class or school), please sign up here
Key Dates for Young Sustainability Champion
|Till 10 May 2021||Deadline for shortlisting for Mentorship month|
|May 2021||Complimentary Workshops* |
|31 May – 26 June 2021||Mentorship Month - Food Sustainability |
|28 June to 3 September 2021||Incubation Programme - Finalist teams |
|9 September 2021 (Tentative)||Expo - Showcase & Award Ceremony|
Sign up for Food Sustainability Online workshops
The programme has been planned with safe management measures in mind. All onsite components will have teams separated by schools with a requisite safe distance of 2m between teams and no intermingling between teams.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as the tightening of safe distancing measures, Science Centre Singapore reserves the right to postpone or cancel parts of the programme or change them to online. Should this happen, we will work with the school
and the students to ensure that the programme learning objectives are met to the best of our abilities.
Awards and Prizes
Complete the programme with a grade of 15 or more will receive
- Certificate of Completion
- I am a Young Sustainability Champion Badge
The outstanding student will receive
- Certificate of Merit
- Funds to build their solution
- Mentorship Opportunities
Students invited to showcase their work will be eligible for
- Multiple Prizes
- Blue Ribbon Awards
The online tasks for the ‘I am a Young Sustainability Champion’ programme are specially designed to build competencies for the following SDGs:
|SDG||DESCRIPTION||LEARNING OUTCOMES, SKILLS & PROCESSES|
Makes cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Ensure sustainably consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
- Sustainable living.
- Problem solving and investigation.
- Logical thinking
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Teachers can check out the programme for both primary and secondary level at https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg . Register an account and you will see Junior and senior programmes on your dashboard.
As a teacher, you will be given access to view your class progress (by selecting the course and clicking grades) and check in on students whom are lagging behind.
The secondary competition is a follow up from the badge programme, with the badge programme considered either a standalone or a prerequisite.
Yes, the programme is open throughout the year. Students will be selected for further opportunities on a rolling basis.
Yes, we encourage students to do the programme as home-based learning activity.
We will need teachers to fill in the form and give us a name list of the students. Upon receipt of the name list, we will create user id and password and send to you. If you share with us the student email addresses, we can also directly email the password to the students. The students can then log in to complete the tasks. Teachers can login to view the student progress on the system as well. The accounts will be allocated on a rolling basis to the students.
There is no limit to the number of students registering for the programme.
Outstanding students will receive further opportunities and support in prototyping and design thinking. They will be given mentorship to work on projects on Sustainability.
As the COVID restrictions changes as situations evolves, SCS will also work closely with MOE to keep the students safe.
In the event that parts of the programme need to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 situation, Science Centre Singapore will work with interested schools to find a mutually convenient date to conduct the programme.
The mentors include Science Centre educators and community partners who are MOE registered and experts in their field.
Students are expected to come up with creative solutions to proposed challenge statements. Their prototypes should be functional. They are also expected to provide a video describing how their prototype could solve the challenge statement.
Badges can be picked up at the Science Centre Singapore at selected dates at the end of the year. We will inform all participants on the collection process.
While the first part of the programme is designed to be self directed, there are opportunities for students to attend online workshops that are done by Science Educators, which will help them to complete the online programme. The second part of the programme, for shortlisted students only will be scaffolded heavily.
Yes, and to encourage them to complete the programme and upload their solutions online.
WINNING TEAMS FROM 2019
Three teams of students emerged victorious from the Young Technopreneurs for a Sustainable 2030 Challenge in October 2019.
How much plastic waste do you generate in a week? Find out what our Young Sustainability Champions say.
Missed our Vodcast on Earth Day? We got you covered. Watch it here!
For more information and further enquiries on Young Sustainability Champion, please contact
Mr Toh at email@example.com, Ms Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Kiruthika at Kiruthika_RAMANATHAN@science.edu.sg
We would like to thank Temasek Foundation for sponsoring the Young Sustainability Champion programme.
The Young Sustainability Champion is supported by Temasek Foundation. Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Collectively, their programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange, enhance regional capabilities, and advance science for a sustainable world. Temasek Foundation’s programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.