School Education

School Education

Bringing on-campus activities and field trips in line with school-based curriculum in primary, secondary and tertiary education
May The Forest Be With You - Online Class for Hong Kong Forest Ecology

May The Forest Be With You -
Online Class for Hong Kong Forest Ecology

With the aid of online class and games, students can know more about nature even indoors. OWLHK proudly presents our first Online Class for Hong Kong Forest Ecology, tailor-made for primary and secondary curriculum in Hong Kong. Through interactive activities, students will learn about biodiversity in Hong Kong with related ecological concepts. (Currently the programme language is available in Chinese only.)

May The Forest Be With You - Online Class for Hong Kong Forest Ecology

May The Forest Be With You -
Online Class for Hong Kong Forest Ecology

With the aid of online class and games, students can know more about nature even indoors. OWLHK proudly presents our first Online Class for Hong Kong Forest Ecology, tailor-made for primary and secondary curriculum in Hong Kong. Through interactive activities, students will learn about biodiversity in Hong Kong with related ecological concepts. (Currently the programme language is available in Chinese only.)

OWLHK Environmental Education Projects for Schools

OWLHK Environmental Education Projects for Schools

Our environmental education projects are designed and prepared by professional team according to Hong Kong’s curriculum, which are suitable to all local primary and secondary schools. Through interactive, engaging and student-initiated education activities, students can enjoy and be more devoted in learning. Meanwhile, most of the activities include field trips, which assure exposure to nature in order to connect students with nature.

Forest Ecology Board Game Education Programme

Forest Ecology Board Game Education Programme

With funding from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department in 2018, OWLHK implemented the Forest Ecology Board Game Education Programme. Using board game, “Law of the Forest”, as the main teaching method, primary school students were able to learn about Hong Kong’s biodiversity effectively and increase their awareness on environmental conservation.

Wildlife Videography Education Programme - Little Wildlife Director

Wildlife Videography Education Programme -
Little Wildlife Director

Through focusing on local wildlife documentaries, primary school students learnt about Hong Kong’s habitat diversity and biodiversity. Coupling with primary education curriculum, students formed groups and made use of local wildlife clips, creativity and the ecological concepts they learnt, to create story and present it in a one-minute wildlife video.

ECF Exploring WILD Lantau - "Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day” for Primary and Secondary School Students (Plant theme)

ECF Exploring WILD Lantau -
"Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day” for Primary and Secondary School Students
(Plant theme)

Adventures in Lantau! In 2019’s early summer, we brought primary school students to Shui Hau in Lantau for "Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day”. Through indoor interactive talk and outdoor orienteering game "A Day in Shui Hau", students learnt about the ecology of Lantau and experienced village culture in the old days via role-play.

Training and Professional Development for Primary School Teachers

Mainstreaming environmental education in formal curriculum has been one of our targets. Base on different themes of environmental education topic or style, we organize teacher trainings to assist teachers in familiarizing with and deepening related skills. According to needs of schools, we can also provide tailor-made professional development training services for teachers, to foster teaching and learning of subjects and promote environmental education.

Forest Ecologist

Forest Ecologist

Forests in Hong Kong are mainly secondary forests with plantation. Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve is one of the most mature forest in Hong Kong which includes both secondary forest and plantation. This programme couple with secondary school curriculum, students form groups and use different methods to investigate the change of Hong Kong’s environment in history and different types of vegetation habitats.

Ant Agents

Ant Agents

Using ants, one of the most common insects in urban area, as theme, OWLHK designed a one-day outdoor field trip programme on NSS Biology. Via field trips in both urban and rural area exploring ant diversity, ecology and habitats, students learnt about Hong Kong’s biodiversity which achieve subject learning and environmental education.

ECF Exploring WILD Lantau - "Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day” for Primary and Secondary School Students (Plant theme)

ECF Exploring WILD Lantau -
"Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day” for Primary and Secondary School Students
(Plant theme)

Due to the remote location, most of the students have never visited rural areas in Lantau. Therefore, we brought secondary school students to Shui Hau in Lantau in early summer 2019. With an outdoor orienteering game, “Granny’s Secret”, as the core of the activity, students learnt about local culture, plants, habitat diversity, biodiversity and sustainable development.

ECF Exploring WILD Lantau - "Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day” for Primary and Secondary School Students (Herp theme)

ECF Exploring WILD Lantau -
"Discover the Wild Lantau Activity Day” for Primary and Secondary School Students
(Herp theme)

Pui O in Lantau is an important wetland habitat. As abandoned farmlands are paradise for wildlife, Pui O has high ecological and conservation value. In early summer 2019, OWLHK brought secondary school students to Pui O to play an outdoor orienteering game, "The Guardians of Pui O", in which they learnt about local culture, amphibians and reptiles and their ecology, and sustainable development of Lantau.

Outdoor Board Game Activity Day for Secondary School Students

Outdoor Board Game Activity Day for Secondary School Students

Board games are not limited to indoor activity! OWLHK organized "ECF Joyful learning in forest ecology - Board game.Outdoor.Environmental Education" to let F.1 to F.3 students learn about and gain interest in local forest ecology and biodiversity. We have designed and held 30 sessions of field trip activity using our board game "Law of the Forest" as theme, involving over 800 students.

ECF Hong Kong Forest Conservation Ambassador Scheme - Secondary School Student Training and On-campus Project Implementation

ECF Hong Kong Forest Conservation Ambassador Scheme -
Secondary School Student Training and On-campus Project Implementation

80 secondary school students from 20 schools joined the 6-days training from January to July. Throughout the training, they had to implement a series of on-campus project under tertiary student tutors’ guidance, including audit of paper use, video production, on-campus tree tour, workshop, booth and more, in order to practice what they have learnt in the training.

Training and Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers

Mainstreaming environmental education in formal curriculum has been one of our targets. Base on different themes of environmental education topic or style, we organize teacher trainings to assist teachers in familiarizing with and deepening related skills. According to needs of schools, we can also provide tailor-made professional development training services for teachers, to foster teaching and learning of subjects and promote environmental education.

Training and Professional Development for Teachers from Macau

Training and Professional Development for Teachers from Macau

Apart from providing training and professional development to local teachers, OWLHK also organised different types of training related to ecology, biodiversity and environmental education for teachers from Macau.

Nature Appreciation Programme for New College, HKU

Nature Appreciation Programme for New College, HKU

Since 2017, invited by the New College, HKU, OWLHK started to design, organize and lead Nature Appreciation Programme for students to promote Hong Kong biodiversity and raising environmental attitude.

Exploring the Urban Ant Diversity - Training for Tertiary Students

Exploring the Urban Ant Diversity -
Training for Tertiary Students

This programme coupled with NSS Biology curriculum, invited tertiary students to join and be trained to be activity tutor. From classroom to rural area, students learnt about urban ecology with ants as example. Utilizing the process of scientific investigation, including designing experiments, using tools to observe nature and discussing experimental data in groups, their understanding on urban biodiversity and related conservation issues was deepen.

Wildlife Videography Education Programme - Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop

Wildlife Videography Education Programme -
Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop

Led by professional wildlife photographers, participants learnt about Hong Kong’s ecology and then tried outdoor photography. With professional demonstration on wildlife photography skills and guidance on how to apply what they have learnt, we encouraged tertiary students to use their talents to document wildlife in Hong Kong and add this element in arts.

Ting Kok+ Ambassador

Ting Kok+ Ambassador

Since 2019, OWLHK became the service provide for AFCD’s Ting Kok+ Ambassador, each year a total of 30 students joined this programme that includes lectures and field studies, to learn about coastal ecology, biodiversity and conservation around Tolo, and also soft skills such as interpretation and environmental education methods and technique. After the completion of trainings, being the Ting Kok+ Ambassador, they need to patrol coastal sites around Ting Kok.

ECF Hong Kong Forest Conservation Ambassador Scheme -
Tutor Training for Tertiary Students

A total of forty students joined this intense and all-rounded training that led by local experts, to understand the application of forest functions and daily life, ecology and biodiversity, vegetation composition and transition, challenges of forest conservation, and learning how to lead secondary school teams to complete their environmental education project.

Intergeneration Lantau Eco-classroom (Plant theme)

Intergeneration Lantau Eco-classroom
(Plant theme)

Many people feel like there is no way to begin with learning plant identification due to the high diversity of plants in Hong Kong. In order to let tertiary students learn more about local plants, we organized Intergeneration Lantau Eco-classroom in Lantau in “ECF Exploring WILD Lantau” for 40 students. Coupling indoor lectures with outdoor field trips, they learnt about plant ecology and ecology of Lantau through professional trainings.

Intergeneration Lantau Eco-classroom (Herp theme)

Intergeneration Lantau Eco-classroom
(Herp theme)

Every time summer comes, we seize the opportunity to observe amphibians and reptiles. In order to let tertiary students learn more about local amphibians and reptile, we brought 40 students to wetlands in Lantau in “ECF Exploring WILD Lantau” for night-time field trips. Together with indoor lectures, they learnt about ecology of Lantau and were trained to be eco-tutors.

Lantau Freshwater Ecology Classroom -
Tutor Training for Tertiary Students
(Stream theme)

With interactive and outdoor learning as guiding principles, we collaborated with local freshwater ecology experts to organized a tutor training for 20 tertiary students. We brought them to streams in Lantau for field trips and ecological surveys, which they learnt about freshwater ecology and biodiversity. Coupled with indoor lectures, they were trained to be tutors who would be guiding citizen science surveys, practicing what they have learnt.

ECF Joyful learning in forest ecology - Board game.Outdoor.Environmental Education - Activity Tutor Training for Tertiary Students

ECF Joyful learning in forest ecology -
Board game.Outdoor.Environmental Education - Activity Tutor Training for Tertiary Students

To promote the diversification and popularization of environmental education, we provided ecology and board game training for 60 tertiary students (including students studying majors not related to ecology like nursing and arts). Participants acquired knowledge out of their specialty and learnt about Hong Kong’s biodiversity. Through guiding field trips for secondary school students, participants practiced what they have learnt by teaching others.

ECF Hong Kong Ecology Board Game Ambassador Scheme

ECF Hong Kong Ecology Board Game Ambassador Scheme

Through workshops, field trips, experts-matching and board game design, we trained tertiary students to take the initiative to learn about local ecology and further study disciplines they are interested in. Subsequently, we empowered them to design board games which use biodiversity of Hong Kong as theme, as well as to lead the environmental education activity with their products.