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BioBlitz @ Country Parks - School Activity

BioBlitz @ Country Parks - School Activity will be held between May and July 2024.  BioBlitz is not only an environmental education activity to encourage students to explore and appreciate our local wildlife, but also a way to practise citizen science.  Student will acquire the skills of wildlife observation and ecological survey, also learn to use the online platform “iNaturalist” to record their findings.  Therefore, it is a great activity for students studying subjects such as Science, Biology and Geography.  Throughout the activity period, there will be “Country Parks “Wild Talk”, “BioBLitz Classroom”, and “Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge”. 

Students will receive a set of exquisite species identification guide at the “BioBlitz Classroom”, and teams participating in the "Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge" will compete for awards. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Teachers are welcome to sign up now.

Activity Details

BioBiltz @ Country Parks comprises of different kinds of activities. The public are welcome to join.

 

Click on the activity name for more information:

Activity Name Date
Country Parks "Wild Talk" May
BioBlitz Classroom May - July
Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge July

Country Parks “Wild Talk”

Country parks in Hong Kong has a rich biodiversity, providing diversified habitats for various wildlife. Country park is also a venue for environment education. During the seminar, experts will share about the ecology of Hong Kong, environmental education, citizen science and BioBlitz. The talk will be conducted in both physical and online modes.

Date

25 May 2024 (Saturday)

Time

11:30 – 13:20

Venue

Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall
/ Online: The link will be sent out before Country Parks "Wild Talk"

Quota for each school

Face-to-face: 20/ school (including teaching staff)
Online: no limit

Enrolment

The talk has ended, please browse the Youtube channel of "Hong Kong Country Parks" for the archived talk. 


BioBlitz Classroom

The BioBlitz Classroom will be held in the Lion Nature Education Centre in Tsiu Hang, Sai Kung. In the activity, tutors will show students basic BioBlitz survey skills the points to note. They will also familiarize themselves with the online platform "iNaturalist" for record keeping.

The BioBlitz Classroom has two options to suit different schools. For group size between 2-17 persons, teachers can register for Sessions 1 or 2 Groups from different schools will join the same session. For groups with 18 persons or above, teacher can register for the private sessions that the date and time are more flexible.

 

  Session 1 Session 2 Private Sessions

Date:

31/5/2024
(Friday)

7/6/2024
(Friday)

6/5/2024 – 5/7/2024
(Monday to Friday, except public holidays)

Time:

14:00 – 16:30

14:00 – 16:30

09:30-12:00
or
14:00 – 16:30

Venue:

Lions Nature Education Centre, Tsiu Hang, Sai Kung

Quota of each school:

2-17

18-30

(including teaching staff)

Audience:

Secondary 1 to 5 (Academic Year of 2023-2024)

Language:

Cantonese

Fee:

Free

Remarks:

For Session 1 or 2, each participating school must have at least one student and one teaching staff to participate. Please arrange your own transportation to and from the activity location. Quotas are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enrolment Deadline:

10 working days prior the activity day

Enrolment Form:

Enrolment starting on 18/4/2024

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Points to Note:

Points to Note 

 

Photo of BioBlitz Classroom

Photo of BioBlitz Classroom

 


Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge

After mastering the BioBlitz survey skills, students can form teams to represent their schools in the "Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge". Students are going to compete in taking record of different wildlife in a specific place and time, as well as completing designated tasks. It is a fun and exciting way to explore nature.

 

Remarks: Schools that participating the "Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge" are encouraged to join the "BioBlitz Classroom". Get ready for the Challenge!

 

  Details
Date

6 July 2024 (Saturday)
Back-up date: 13 July 2024 (Saturday)

Time

09:15 – 14:00

Venue

Lions Nature Education Centre, Tsiu Hang, Sai Kung

Participant no. per team

4 students/team (accompanied by 1 teaching staff)

Audience

Secondary 1 to Secondary 5 (2023-2024 academic year)

Quota

18 teams (1 team per school; first-come, first-served basis)

Enrolment

Enrolment Period: 18/4/2024 – 23/6/2024

 

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Points to Note:  

Points to Note

 

Photo of Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge

Photo of Inter-School BioBlitz Challenge
 


Species Identification Guide Download

Species Identification Guides
Amphibians and Reptiles Beetles Butterflies Spiders

Enquiry

Hotline:

3619-0626 / 9853-4287 (Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong) (Monday to Saturday 09:30-17:30)

Email: BioBlitzatCP@owlhk.org

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Contractor
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