By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 18 Nov 2013.
Some 130 students from ASEAN, India and China will be groomed over the next five days to champion environmental issues under a new collaboration.
The STEP-NUS Sunburst Environment Programme is the result of a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme (STEP).
It was launched on Monday by Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu.
About 80 of the students, aged between 13 and 15 years, are from Singapore.
They will attend lectures delivered by scientists, and take part in workshops.
They will also make study visits to places like the Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve and the Tropical Marine Science Institute’s St John’s Island Marine Laboratory.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia
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