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Our First Meeting
Our first meeting with the zoo was on January 30th. We discussed many things at the meeting. There, we met the 2 Assistant Curators of the Education Department who were Ms Maggie and Ms Heather.
Firstly, we discussed the leap day of the year, which was for announcing the commencement of the International Year of the Frog activities. We made an agreement to get Raffles Voices, the name of the choir of our school, Raffles Institution, to croak a song to the tune of “The Rainbow Connection”. This was a novel attempt for the Raffles Voices. Therefore, we had to seek the approval of the teacher-in-charge before being able to give a definite answer.
Next, we discussed what we could do during the March holidays to raise public awareness to save the frogs. There were some March holiday events and we could get some people from our school for roles as facilitators. All of us agreed readily to help out on the spot and agreed to ask the teacher- in-charge of the Interact Club to find some additional manpower for manning the booths for the March holiday activities. The names of the booths were Frog Origami, Face Painting, Call of the Frogs and Salamander Dance. We were supposed to help to find 10 people for each of the 4 booths. The services of the Art Elective Programme students of our school was also requested, as one of the booth require face-painting and we need ‘professional’ painters to help us. Of course, these games were not only for fun. These games aimed to teach and educate the public about amphibians and the dire situation that amphibians are in now.
Finally, we discussed a frog kit that the zoo had requested us to help them out with. It will include Frog games, and animations for use in classes, as well as the following:
Froggy Facts (new)
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