Coastal Ecology

Coastal Ecology

Learning from the shore, feel the blending of natural elements

ECF Free Ocean Action Plan

Program brief information

ECF Free Ocean Action Plan is a environmental education and community engagement program funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) and Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC). This program will first train up the tertiary students about the ocean and coastal ecology, marine debris, as well as environmental education skills and techniques. Then, allowing the tertiary students to lead the “Free Ocean Day” for community and school students, to expand the influence up to the public level, and further to raise the public awareness towards waste reduction at source and ocean conservation.

Program features

  • Aiming at local coastal ecological hotspots as target locations for marine debris survey and shorelines cleaning, in order to explore the impact of marine debris on local ecology;
  • The tertiary students’ tutor training program, including continuous knowledge and skills training, to cultivate a new generation of marine conservation pioneers;
  • Comprehensive, complete, and diversified learning activities, including tertiary student training and Free Ocean Day, are added to the environmental education board game and outdoor learning elements;
  • Educational and experiential activities cover tertiary, primary, and secondary schools and the members of public. To educate the public on the concept of waste reduction at the source, cultivate environmental-friendly living habits, and solve marine debris pollution in long run.

Program structure

ECF Free Ocean Action Plan officially started in December 2021, the eighteen-month period is divided into three parts: (1) Tertiary students’ tutor training program, (2) School Free Ocean Day, and (3) Public Free Ocean Day.

Tertiary students’ tutor training program

Throughout the program, there will be three rounds of the tertiary students’ tutor training program, each round with two training days and one overnight training camp. Recruiting local full-time tertiary students to become program tutors, receiving a series of professional training, and applying the learned transferrable skills. And further leading the Free Ocean Day for School and community, to investigate local marine environmental conservation work, and solve the problem of marine debris pollution in long run!

After completing the training, tutors must assist in completing at least three times of the Free Ocean Day.

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Program highlghts

Free Ocean Day

Free Ocean Day is the main event of the program. This program hopes to use comprehensive, diversified, and interesting learning activities, such as game education and ecological field trip, to cooperate with shorelines cleaning and debris survey, and further promote the concept of waste reduction at source in daily life to primary and secondary school students and public. It is hoped to cultivate their environment-friendly living habits.

School Free Ocean Day

Free Ocean Day for School is a one-day activity, which suitable for Primary 4th to 6th grades and Secondary 1st to 3rd grades, The activity involves (1) Theme talk; (2) Environmental education board game; (3) Coastal cleaning and marine debris survey; (4) Coastal ecotour.

We will discuss with the applicant about activity’s date and rundown once the application form has been received. primary and secondary school teachers are welcome to register and inquire!

3rd round

Enrolment
period
Now until 1st April 2022
[First-come-first-served]
Activity
period
February to May 2022
[Will be discussed with applicant]

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Free Ocean Day for Community

Free Ocean Day for Community is a one-day activity, which suitable for all walks of life. The activity involves (1) Theme talk; (2) Environmental education board game; (3) Coastal cleaning and marine debris survey; (4) Coastal ecological tour

Organizations and groups are welcome to make appointments for this Free Ocean Day. We will discuss with the applicant about activity’s date and rundown once the application form has been received. Welcome to inquire with us!

2nd round

The registration period for
institutions or groups
Now until 1st April 2022
[First-come-first-served]
Public registration period
February to May 2022
[First-come-first-served]
Number of participants
Max. 30 ppl
Activity period
February to May 2022

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