Junior Secondary (S1 – S3)

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East Dam, High Island Reservoir, Sai Kung

Maximum number of Participants:



Learning objectives:

This programme aims at developing students’ geographical thinking through the adoption of an inquiry approach in fieldwork. In terms of knowledge, students are expected to develop an understanding of geographical concepts about the geology and geomorpology of Hong Kong. Based on this knowledge, students will be able to identify the interrelationship between the natural environment and human activities. In terms of skills, the main objective of this field study is to develop students’ geographical inquiry skills. It will also cultivate 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, students will also develop generic skills including critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which can be transferred to other learning and life contexts. It is intended to develop students' respect for nature, as well as an awareness of the increasing importance of conserving country parks for sustainable development.  

Relevance to curriculum:

In accordance with the Geography Curriculum Guide (Secondary 1-3)

Related Core Module: 
Living with Natural Hazards – Are we better equipped than the others? 

Type of field activity:

Experiential Field Learning: Treasure Hunt


During the field trip, students will identify the landform features around East Dam, and distinguish different types of rocks and their formation, and understand the relationship between plate movement and natural hazards. Moreover, students will apply geographical inquiry during the field trip and use magnifying glasses and binoculars to study the natural landscape and landform features. Students can also practise the skills of sketching of a signature geological feature in East Dam and learn how to master one technique of presenting qualitative data. During the field study, students will admire the scenery of the country parks and special areas. Meanwhile, they can become more aware of the unique and spectacular natural resources in the country parks and special areas, and thus recognise the need for sustainable management of our physical environment.

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Photo of Geology and Geomorphology 2

Photo of Geology and Geomorphology 3

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


Field Book (Teacher) Handbook (Student)

Field Book (Teacher)

Handbook (Student)


Please contact Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre at 3129 3056 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or email to .

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