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

DateProgramme
October 2021Deadline for shortlisting for Prototyping & Mentorship Programme
Early November 2021Complimentary Workshops for shortlisted students 
22 Nov – 17 Dec 2021Prototyping & Mentorship Programme on Food Sustainability
January to Mid-March 2022Incubation Programme - Finalist teams
18 March 2022 (Tentative)Expo - Showcase & Award Ceremony

Last updated 24/06/2021

 

 

*Complimentary Workshops

 

Sign up for Food Sustainability Online workshops

 Date / Time Link
 Friday 26 February, 3-5pmhttp://tinyurl.com/febYSC
 Friday 12 March, 3-5pm   https://tinyurl.com/marchYSC
 Thursday 1 April, 3-5pm https://tinyurl.com/aprYSC
 Friday 30 April, 3-5pm  https://tinyurl.com/aprYSC2
 Wednesday 12 May, 3-5pm https://tinyurl.com/12mayYSC
 Friday 21 May, 3-5pm  https://tinyurl.com/21mayYSC

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

 

Learning Objectives

The online tasks for the ‘I am a Young Sustainability Champion’ programme are specially designed to build competencies for the following SDGs:

SDGDESCRIPTIONLEARNING OUTCOMES, SKILLS & PROCESSES

11

 

12

 

13

 

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

  • How do I view the resources and see if it is suitable for my students?

    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.

  • How do I view my students' submission?
    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.
  • What will happen next after my students completed the online badge programme?

    The secondary competition is a follow up from the badge programme, with the badge programme considered either a standalone or a prerequisite.

     

  • Will this programme be available during Semester two?

    Yes, the programme is open throughout the year. Students will be selected for further opportunities on a rolling basis.

  • Are the activities doable if we set it as an Home-based learning activity since we are supposed to stay at home?

    Yes, we encourage students to do the programme as home-based learning activity.

  • Is the administrative work tedious for teachers to implement?

    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.

  • Is there a limit to the number of students registering for this?

    There is no limit to the number of students registering for the programme.

  • What will outstanding students be learning?

    Outstanding students will receive further opportunities and support in prototyping and design thinking. They will be given mentorship to work on projects on Sustainability.

  • What is the SMM at SCS?
    As the COVID restrictions changes as situations evolves, SCS will also work closely with MOE to keep the students safe.
  • What if COVID-19 worsen?
    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.
  • Who are the mentors?
    The mentors include Science Centre educators and community partners who are MOE registered and experts in their field.
  • What are students expected to be doing during Prototyping month?
    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.
  • Physical Badges Collection
    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.
  • Is this programme solely self directed?
    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.
  • The role of teachers is to mentor the students?
    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!

CONTACT DETAILS

For more information and further enquiries on Young Sustainability Champion, please contact

Mr Toh at toh_kang_hui@science.edu.sg, Ms Doris at doris_chow@science.edu.sg 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.