I am thankful for the littles’ field trips as the school year wrapped up this year, because it meant I was able to cross off some of my bucket list items !!
One of my two favorite fourth grade teachers arranged a field trip to Sungei Buloh Wetland and I raised my hand to accompany them. It was a rainy, lightning-filled morning, but we crossed our fingers that the light storm would cease and sure enough, it did!
The Reserve begins with a wonderful Visitors Center, which works really well for those rainy days. If we had inclement weather, we would have stayed and poked around longer, but as it was we chose to simply watch the video that introduced us to what we would find during our time here.
Isn’t this tree gorgeous? You can’t see the greatness of it in this photo, but it was enormous.
The only thing my Middle Little wanted to see during our trip was a MudSkipper. SCORE!
oh … and he wanted to see one of THESE as well :
Instilling a love and wonder for the outdoors is something that I feel I neglected to gift my children with during their last four years of living abroad. It is something that I want to intentionally push into the crevices of the structure that make up my childrens’ general well-rounded-ness (I know that’s not a word, but). I grew up in the outdoors and I want the to understand and respect it as well.
If you’re in Singapore and haven’t been yet, I highly encourage you to take a morning visit (before it gets too hot!) to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve!