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Discovering Hong Kong’s Country Parks

Talk and Waste Audit Training for Students, Scholars, and Nature Enthusiasts

Join us for an exciting event series, “Discovering Hong Kong’s Country Parks: Talk and Waste Audit Training for Students, Scholars, and Nature Enthusiasts,” presented by the Society for Hong Kong Studies in collaboration with Parks and Trails. Taking place in February and March, this series offers a unique opportunity to explore the captivating beauty of Hong Kong’s country parks while gaining valuable knowledge and skills.

There are engaging talks by experts, who will delve into the rich ecological and cultural significance of these pristine landscapes. Additionally, participants can participate in comprehensive waste audit training, empowering them to contribute to the preservation and sustainable management of these natural treasures. Whether you are a student, scholar, or simply a nature enthusiast, don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of Hong Kong’s country parks and make a positive impact on the environment.

Society for Hong Kong Studies x Parks and Trails

1️⃣ Talk – Nature Conservation 101: Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Hong Kong’s Country Parks

The 1-hour talk will cover (a) Hong Kong Country Park’s usage; (b) biodiversity and ecosystem services; (c) its significance to the health and well-being of the city; (d) the waste problem and the importance of Leave No Trace; (e) TrailWatch App incident reporting function and etiquette in nature. We will also introduce China’s climate change commitment and the development of national parks since 2015. In addition, comparison of national park/nature reserve policy and ecological protection in HKSAR.

Date: March 20, 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 Hong Kong time
Format: Hybrid – Online (Zoom) + In-person (at Central)
Venue: 16/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, No. 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central
Language: English

* We highly encourage you to join us in person for this talk.

2️⃣ TrashTrack: Waste Audit Training for Eco-Champions

Join us on a Saturday morning for an immersive waste audit training that connects you with the beauty of nature and empowers you to contribute actively to its preservation. Imagine yourself hiking along pristine trails, armed with the powerful TrailWatch App, and playing an active role in preserving our natural spaces. As volunteers, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to roll up your sleeves, clean up the trails, and document the rubbish you find using the TrailWatch App’s innovative data collection features. Through this training, you’ll learn valuable sorting and recording methodologies, analyze waste, and acquire practical skills. This impactful public education project, commencing in April 2021, invites volunteers to engage in trail cleanup and record data that will drive further action. The insights gleaned from this initiative will serve as a catalyst, inspiring and empowering others to effect change within their own communities.

Date: March 2, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 – 13:00 Hong Kong time
Venue: University of Hong Kong (gathering point)
Language: Bilingual – English & Cantonese

* You are welcome to attend either or both of the events.

Join us on this enlightening journey of exploration and conservation.

Parks and Trails
Date & Time
March 20, 2024 (Wednesday) 6:30 - 7:30 PM Hong Kong time