Community Engagement & Education
The future of our planet belongs to the next generation, and the subsequent generations which follow them. These are the people who will inherit the world, with its many environmental problems; they are also the ones who will be responsible for protecting the planet and restoring species and habitats. It is our duty to honestly, transparently and fully educate this generation – by providing them with real-world ecological experience and showing them people of today how to live sustainably and reduce their impact on the Earth.
WWF’s education mission is to create a new generation for conservation and sustainability advocates through fun, engagement and real life experience. All of our education activities fall into the “One Planet Education Programme” (OPEP) , mainly targeting to serve primary and secondary school students as well as youths. We firmly believe that through active involvement, young people will become inspired and empowered with the knowledge and skills that will enable our society to fast-track the development of renewable energy and adopt sustainable consumption and trade practices. WWF organizes an extensive and comprehensive range of educational programmes. Most of them take place at our three outdoor classrooms, Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre and the Island House Conservation Studies Centre. These programmes are aimed at students and youths, as well as the general public, our corporate partners and other stakeholders from around the region.
We are constantly developing and evolving our programmes to take maximum advantage of the new types of media and technology. We also engage youth and volunteers through different training and experiential learning. By doing so we ensure that these programmes remain relevant and engaging, effectively transmitting the vital message that the Earth is our one and only home and that it is our duty to respect and protect it.