Senior Secondary (S4-S6)

Photo of Ma Shi Chau




Ma Shi Chau Special Area

Maximum number of Participants:



Learning objectives:

This programme aims at developing students’ geographical thinking through the adoption of an inquiry approach in coastal fieldwork. For knowledge, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts of coastal environment. With the acquisition of basic geographical concepts, students will be able to identify the interrelationship between the coastal environment and human activities. During the field trip, students are expected to develop geographical inquiry skills, which are the focus of geographical fieldwork, with the purpose of cultivating students’ ability in identifying and asking geographical questions, collecting, and extracting data, using appropriate formats and techniques in presenting and analysing data and information, evaluating the findings, and providing solutions. Meanwhile, generic skills including critical thinking and problem-solving skills will also be developed through geographical inquiry, with the hope that students will be able to transfer the skills to other learning and life contexts. Students are expected to develop attitudes that will enable them to show respect to nature and be aware of the increasing importance of conserving country parks for their sustainable development. 

Relevance to curriculum:

In accordance with the Geography Curriculum and Assessment Guide (Secondary 4-6) (2007, and updated in 2022) 

Related Chapters: 
Managing River and Coastal Environments: A Continuing Challenge (Compulsory part)
Theme: Coastal Environment

Type of field activity:

Geographical Investigation (Data Collection): Beach Profile, Sediment Analysis, Longshore Drift


During the field investigation, students will observe the coastal environment and draw annotated diagrams to illustrate the formation of the landforms. Then, students will collect data for beach profile, sediment analysis and longshore drift and analyse the results. Furthermore, students will identify any human activities that may pose a threat on the coastal environment at the site and provide suggestions to remedy the negative impacts of human activities. In addition, students will identify the unique geomorphologic landforms in Ma Shi Chau, understand and describe their formations. Students are expected to apply geographical inquiry skills into fieldwork investigation, with the aim to cultivate their critical thinking skill and facilitate their higher order thinking.





Event calendar:

Monday to Friday* (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)

Morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) or afternoon (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

Applications are only accepted from 6 months to 2 weeks before the date of the event.

How to Enroll:

Please fill in the Application Form (Limited quota will be allocated on a first-come- first-served basis)


Chinese/ English

Demonstration Video:

Data Collection Techniques for Coastal Fieldwork

Data Collection Techniques for Coastal Fieldwork


Lesson Plan

Field Book (Teacher)

Handbook (Student)

Lesson Plan Field Book (Teacher) Handbook (Student)

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Field Book (Teacher)

Field Book (Teacher)

Handbook (Student)

Handbook (Student)


Please contact Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre on Monday, Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (except the first two days of the Chinese New Year) at 2498 9326 or email to

Application/ Reservation