On October 17th, 2019, the class had a second field trip at Singapore Zoo, which is located near Upper Seletar Reservoir. The trip was organized in a way to guide the students to observe the zoo exhibits from a psychologist’s perspective. While the students could explore the zoo at their own pace, they were tasked to complete a list of activities during the visit. Taking on the role of zoo psychologists, students needed to observe the behavior of regular zoo visitors and the design of various zoo exhibits in engaging the zoo visitors. The students also attended a one-hour lecture by Mr. Haniman Boniran from Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Education Program. During the lecture, the students learned about the conservation effort done by Wildlife Reserve Singapore, an organization that manages Singapore Zoo and other wildlife parks in Singapore. Through these various activities, students learned that the role of wildlife parks such as Singapore Zoo in educating the public about conserving nature and wildlife.
On 28 February 2019, the class took an educational field trip to the Singapore Zoo. Each student took on the persona of a Zoo Psychologist as they visited the different exhibits and watched the various shows throughout the day. The class reflected upon the role that the Zoo plays in wildlife conservation, and also suggested even better ways to communicate conservation ideals.