A Day for the Ocean | WWF Hong Kong

A Day for the Ocean

Posted
13 September 2017


Every year, WWF hosts a Marine Awareness Day to raise public awareness of the threats faced by our beautiful oceans from human activity and to celebrate the hard work of marine conservationists. This year, on Saturday 7 October, we invite students to our Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre where they will learn about protecting our precious marine environment.

Earlier this year, WWF launched 'ECF Discovery of Ocean Drifter’, a project involving 10 primary schools and 10 secondary schools. Through interactive activities and scientific experiments involving the simple plankton, WWF aims to arouse students’ interest in the complicated biodiversity of the ocean.

The project took the form of school talks and art workshops for primary schools, introducing the importance of plankton in marine ecosystems, while for secondary schools it took a more science-based approach, primarily a survey conducted across Hong Kong waters to determine seasonal or regional discrepancies in plankton types. During the programme, many students became increasingly passionate as they discovered a wide variety of “ocean drifters” under the microscope. WWF plans to create a plankton diversity map for Hong Kong in collaboration with its partner schools and two marine experts from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology acting as consultants.

It is your turn to learn more about our beautiful and fragile oceans. Join our Marine Awareness Day 2017 and find out about our plankton project and marine biodiversity in Hong Kong. See you soon!

Details of Marine Awareness Day 2017:
 
Date: 7 October 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no entry after 4 p.m.)
Venue: WWF-Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre
Activities:
  • Discover the beauty of Hong Kong’s marine ecosystem and its diversity of plankton
  • View art pieces and other work done by students from partner schools
  • Take part in an art workshop and games designed to teach about the threats to our oceans
Transportation:

Please take public transportation to Hoi Ha Wan (WWF will not provide private car or coach permits)

Notes:
  • A 15 minute walk on a hiking trail with stairs is required between Hoi Ha Wan and our centre. Please make sure you are physically able to join the event
  • Please take care your own, and your kids, safety and follow the guidelines from WWF staff
  • WWF has no responsibility for lost property or injuries.
  • WWF reserves the right to cancel the event in the case of inclement weather (e.g. if the Red of Black Rainstorm Signal or Strong Wind Signal No.3 or above is hoisted by 6:30 a.m on the event day) or other adverse incidents beyond the control of WWF
  • In case of disputes, WWF reserves the right of final decision
Students looking at plankton they collected in Hoi Ha Wan, Sai Kung.
© WWF-Hong Kong
We will exhibit plankton art pieces made by students from our partner schools
© WWF-Hong Kong
Guess what this is? It’s a kind of zooplankton collected by students at Tsing Lung Tau Pier, Sham Tseng in June 2017.
© WWF-Hong Kong