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Hong Kong Geopark School Educational Activities 2018-2019

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (Hong Kong Geopark) will continue to organise educational and science popularization activities to promote Hong Kong Geopark and earth sciences and to underscore the importance of cultural and nature conservation. Educational activities planned for primary and secondary schools this year are as follows:

1. Rock Classroom
2. School Seminar
3. Geopark School Programme (Quota is FULL.)

Hong Kong Geopark School Educational Activities

 

1. Rock Classroom

This activity comprises a workshop and a guided tour. After an introduction to rocks and fossils of Hong Kong at the workshop, students will visit Rock Academy, a large-scale outdoor exhibition of 28 rock specimens sourced from Hong Kong, and the Geopark Visitor Centre. This learning experience aims to enrich knowledge about Hong Kong’s geology and heighten geoconservation awareness.

Targets: Primary and secondary students
Group size: 30 max.
Venue: Rock Classroom activity room, Lions Nature Education Centre, Tsiu Hang, Sai Kung
Language: Cantonese or English
Date: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except public holidays)
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 noon or 2:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: Free of charge
Remark: Participating schools are required to arrange transport for students to and from the activity venue.

Enrollment:
PDF Download and fax the completed application form to Hong Kong Geopark.

 

2. School Seminar
Staff of Hong Kong Geopark will visit the participating schools and present to the student knowledge of Hong Kong Geopark, unique geo-attractions, rocks, natural ecology and cultural heritage. Such awareness will motivate students to cherish and protect our natural environment.

Topic 1

Discovering Hong Kong Geopark

An introduction to Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, its geo-attractions, wildlife and cultural heritage.

Topic 2

Rock Talk

An introduction to three “rock families”: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks, as well as common rocks of Hong Kong.

Targets: Primary and secondary students
Group size: Minimum 40 per session
Language: Cantonese
Date: Monday through Friday (except public holidays)
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Enrollment:
PDF Download and fax the completed application form to Hong Kong Geopark.

 

3. Geopark School Programme (Quota is FULL.)
The Hong Kong Geopark School Programme is a key science educational project of Hong Kong Geopark. It aims to strength collaborations with local schools and to develop a series of inspiring educational activities that raise students’ interest in earth science and related subjects. Participants can discover the rich natural and cultural resources of Hong Kong Geopark while acquiring geological knowledge.

Targets:
Schools which have completed at least one school seminar (in item 2) and interested in organising science popularization activities in school with the support of the Hong Kong Geopark in 2018-19. Quota is limited.

Duration of Programme:
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019

 

 

 

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