Place-based Education

Place-based Education

Building connection between places and neighbouring ecological hotspots with knowledge and sense of belonging
LCF Lantau Countryside Ecological and Cultural Education Programme

LCF Lantau Countryside Ecological and Cultural Education Programme

You would be amazed by Lantau’s nature, as well as its unique culture. Through this project, general public and Lantau stakeholders were able to join together to explore Lantau even more, in a fun and brand-new way.

An APP called Echo Tour was made to guide users exploring different hiking trails in Lantau through outdoor audio guide. You could listen to the stories told by local Lantau residents themselves and get to learn about the local ecology from experts from different aspects. Meanwhile, Lantau residents and tertiary students were trained as ambassadors to guide field trips in Lantau butterfly and bird hotspots. Ambassadors could contribute directly to Lantau conservation by raising the conservation consciousness of other people while they enjoyed the amazing biodiversity of Lantau.

Day and Night in Lantau

Day and Night in Lantau

Known as the backyard of Hong Kong, Lantau Island was the region that this programme explored. It had two types of field trip: In the daytime, we strolled through the coastal walkway to observe the species diversity of butterfly and plant, as well as the relationship between them. After the nightfall, we led a night safari to explore the major wetland of South Lantau Pui O. Seeking the amphibians and reptiles in the wild, this programme pursued the public to be inspired and acknowledge the vividity of nature in Lantau.

“Ecology and Biodiversity in Lantau” Series

“Ecology and Biodiversity in Lantau” Series

Participating in the Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2017 organized by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), this programme chiefly introduced ecology of plants. We guided the public to explore Lantau in 3 aspects: wildlife, humanity, and history. We familiarized the participants with the relationship between butterfly and plant on a coastal pathway in Tung Chung. Next, we walked through Shui Hau, introduced the wisdom from traditional villagers, who made use of natural resources in daily life. Also, we observed the species diversity of plant in the ancient country trail at Ngong Ping.

Impression of Natural Lantau Video Competition, ECF Exploring WILD Lantau

Impression of Natural Lantau Video Competition, ECF Exploring WILD Lantau

For the sake of demonstrating the unique wildlife in Lantau, we encouraged the public to capture the ecological scene via video production in this competition. Throughout the programme, we organized experience sharing sessions and workshops with the experts of wildlife photographers. Thus, public participation and acknowledged the background of Lantau wildlife as well as the technique of wildlife videography.

Search in Lantau, ECF Discovering South Lantau Invertebrates

South Lantau nurtures amazing biodiversity, but it is mostly undiscovered by the society. By organizing the training camp and the wildlife search, the public participant observed and familiarized the insects and invertebrates in daily life. Hence, the member became acquainted with the Lantau environment and worked on the conservation together.

Training Programme of Tree Docent in Tuen Mun Society

Collaborating with a Tuen Mun local community - Findingroots, this programme comprised of theoretical and applied lectures. It introduces the common plants in the urban, and further instruct the ecology of tree in the society as well as the management mode.

Orienteering Activity in Tai Po

Orienteering Activity in Tai Po

Tai Po District consists of urban and countryside. Traditional village and natural environment preserve in this area. By the orienteering activity, participants visited Lam Tsuen River and urban parks to become acquainted with ecology and wildlife downtown. Moreover, they surveyed the forest-friendly product in the community, as well as investigated the issue of river channel development, town planning and tree preservation.

Forest Village Citizen Scientist Day Camp - Forest Carbon Stocking 2021

Forest Village Citizen Scientist Day Camp -
Forest Carbon Stocking 2021

OWLHK held 【Forest Village Citizen Science Camp – Forest Carbon Stock 2021】. Through lectures, workshops and group discussions, participants learnt and practised forest surveying methods, such as tree measurement, undergrowth vegetation coverage estimation, and forest carbon stock calculation. Results gathered and analysed in the camp were utilized by biodiversity monitoring project of the programme.