Marine conservation education for primary and secondary schools

Wai Chin LI, Wing Kuen CHOW, I Ha Eva LOI, Chi Chiu CHEANG, Lincoln FOK, Yiu Fai TSANG, Kwok Ho TSOI

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Abstract

In the last two decades, a lot of effort has been put into protection of Hong Kong’s marine environment. The environment, ecology and conservation strategies are all excellent teaching resources for executing environmental education in local schools. In 2013, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) has commissioned the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) to develop an educational programme to promote our marine environment, its ecological value and marine conservation work among Hong Kong local schools. The programme provided innovative and comprehensive education kits and web Apps for primary and secondary schools as well as school visits and field studies to effectively deliver marine ecological knowledge and messages of marine conservation to local students. The programme also involved a “train-the-trainer” project in which AFCD organized informative marine conservation seminars, field trips and poster competition for undergraduate students in HKIEd who helped to provide interactive school talks for primary and secondary school students. All these activities target to educate the young generation our marine environment and raising their concerns and awareness on marine conservation issues and equip the potential teachers from HKIEd with essential marine conservation knowledge and field experience in their future career.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Citation

Li, W. C., Chow, W. K., Loi, I. H. E., Cheang, C. C., Fok, L., Tsang, Y. F., et al. (2015, June). Marine conservation education for primary and secondary schools. Paper presented at The International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 2015 (BECoME 2015), The University of Hong Kong, China.

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