Sunburst Environment Programme

STEP partnered NUS in November 2013 to launch our Environment Programme to build “Green Champions” in Singapore. For this programme, 13 to 15 year olds from our secondary schools in Singapore spend a week learning from environment experts from the UK, USA, Indonesia and Singapore. Our youths were also provided with hands-on environmental experience through guided study visits to the Tropical Marine Science Institute (NUS) Labs on St. John’s Island, trekked up the Nature Trails of Bukit Timah Reserve, and experienced the rich biodiversity of Sungei Buloh. To cement their education and learning, the students were challenged to research and present a paper on the Environment. Research experts were readily available throughout the Programme to guide the students on writing and presenting good research papers. At the end of the programme, the 8 schools from Singapore were encouraged to spread the green message to their school and the wider community through STEP’s sponsorship of their school projects.

Programme Highlights:

  • Research and Presentation on Environment topics
  • Interactive talks/Small group discussions with Environment Experts
  • Study visits to Research Labs (TMSI) on St. John’s Island, Sungei Buloh and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Compilation of an Environment E-Book


The Sunburst Environment Programme 2017 was held from 12 November to 18 November.

Please click here to view Sunburst Environment Camp 2017 Highlights Video

Please click here to view Sunburst Environment Camp 5th Anniversary Video

Environment E-Book

Please click here to view Sunburst Environment E-Book 2017

Some of the Environmentalist shared on what the programme meant to them:

“This program was indeed great, we are thankful that we had the chance to be part of this, this is indeed a fun-filled learning experience! Kudos to STEP-NUS-SEP!”

Ferrer Kris Ann A. SEP’13, Philippines

“I would like to have the opportunity to take part in this programme again. I have gained a lot through this camp, both academically and physically. Having more friends and learning the environment at the same time. ”

Suryono Gunawan AliSEP’13, Singapore

“It’s been a fantastic experience for me. Thank you to STEP, the organizers and especially all the experts for sharing such wonderful ideas and insights with the people”

Fan KaidengSEP’13, Singapore

“The experts are knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them”

Tey Zhi WeiSEP’13, Singapore