Professional Ecology Training

Professional Ecology Training

Looking into ecology and biodiversity in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Coastal Ecology Course

OWLHK organized the first Coastal Ecology Course in 2020. This course introduces the beauty and importance of coastal creatures and ecology in Hong Kong.

Target Participants

Coastal ecology lover, eco-enthusiast yearning for an ecological surveyor and Interpreter career

Key Learning Points

  1. Ecological knowledge of shores in Hong Kong
  2. Habitat diversity and adaptation of intertial organisms
  3. Observation and identification technique of Intertidal organisms and their conservation

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the Coastal ecology and intertidal habitats
  2. To identify some common intertidal species in Hong Kong
  3. To understand current threats and challenges of coastal conservation

Course Feature

  1. A comprehensive coastal ecology course, investigating different habitats including mangroves, rocky shores and soft shores.
  2. Small class teaching: each class opens for application within 24 trainees, arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. Student-to-teachers ratio remains 1:6.
  3. Professional tutor: lecturers and field-trip tutors are local graduates of ecology, who are also sophisticated in environmental education and botany research
  4. Outdoor education: the course consists of not less than 11-hours field trip
  5. Featuring Ecology Component: on top of species identification, it introduces the importance of Intertidal species ecologically

Time and Format

3 sessions of online lecture, 3 half-day field trip. 17 hours in total.


Participants will receive a certificate of at least 70% attendance