Posted by: Wisnu | June 11, 2017

Connecting People to Nature

VSA Primary school students and their families connecting with Hong Kong’s biodiversity

The theme of World Environment Day 2017 was connecting people to nature, which is an important part of Masarang HK’s work. So far this year:

Three Hong Kong schools have visited our Tasikoki project with more HK school groups visiting in the coming months.

A team of VSA teachers volunteered at the Sintang Orangutan Centre and helped with a number of projects, as well as bringing relevant environmental material back for the school community. They also visited the orangutans and saw baby Victoria, of course!

Masarang HK has also visited many Hong Kong primary and secondary schools and provided presentations and workshops to thousands of students, staff and parents this year already, to raise environmental awareness. The recent visit and presentations by Dr. Willie Smits were very popular and more about this will be written later.

We look forward to more opportunities to work with our friends, partners and supporters to continue to increase environmental awareness and connect with our planet’s amazing nature!

Masarang HK and VSA Primary celebrated ‘Earth Day’ together with a Biodiversity Walk & Talk, at Aberdeen Country Park on Sunday 23 April 2017.

A group of 45 VSA students and parents joined the Walk & Talk to explore and learn about Hong Kong’s special biodiversity. The students were excited to play the Nature Scavenger Hunt and find the different plants, insects and animals that can be found in the Country Park. We also discussed why biodiversity is important for humans and what we can do to protect it. Masarang HK would like to thank the VSA teachers and families for an enjoyable day and for the wonderful enthusiasm shown by the VSA students for Hong Kong’s natural environment.

 

Searching for plants, insects and animals during the Nature Scavenger Hunt

Sharne McMillan (Masarang HK Committee Member) explaining why Hong Kong’s biodiversity is so special, to VSA Primary school students, families and teachers.


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