Forests are important in the ecosystem. They filter fresh water, supply oxygen, provide habitats for wildlife and even regulate climate. They are also vital to our livelihood, food, health and energy resources. However, due to human activities, Hong Kong has lost most of its forests over the last few centuries.
To enrich the forests in Hong Kong, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) has been running an ecological restoration programme to gather knowledge about the survival of native tree species at Tai Mo Shan.
The One-day ‘Woodland Ecology Field Study’ Programme guides students through visits, field work and reflection to learn more about the significance of reforestation.
- Visiting ‘Native Tree Nursery’, a key facility for KFBG forest restoration project, allows students to understand the forest restoration work in KFBG.
- Carrying out tree survey and research at the Tree Planting Site, on the northern slope of Tai Mo Shan, helps students to learn the basic techniques and to gain first-hand experiences in conducting field studies.
- Gathering data about tree survival by using measurement observation and data collection techniques.
Data comparison, analysis and discussion trains the students' analytic skills.
- Investigating how the biotic, environmental and human factors affect the development of forests.
- Reflecting on our relationship with the forests and learning from nature.
Related subjects: Biology, Geography, Environmental Systems and Societies
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
0930-1600 (1-hour lunch break)
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Secondary school students, Form 4/Grade 10 or above
No. of Participants:
15-22 people (teachers/leaders included).
There must be at least one teacher/leader in each group.
(50% off for registered schools and charity organisations)
Please click here for online registration.
Mr. KC Cheng 2483 7197 or email@example.com
- Nature Education Programmes: Become animal detectives and explore the mysteries of wild animals. Use different senses to discover the beauty of plants. Learn about the significance of forest, trees and even soils through field visits, experiments, and woodwork, to reconnect with nature.
- Educational Resources: ‘Teaching Packs’ include nature scavenger hunt, animal game cards, and a series of nature invitations. ‘Infographics’ illustrate both commonly seen and protected species in KFBG. Other resources include teachers’ packs and CDs are available on request for free.
- Group Guided Tours: Led by trained environmental interpreters, the content includes experiential and hands-on activities. We encourage a passion for nature, conservation and ecology by nurturing an appreciation of the natural world.
- Treasure Hunt booklet: This booklet allows you to go on a treasure hunt in the Upper or Lower Area of KFBG. Visit each location and carry out the tasks set out on the board. Uncover the mystery and beauty of nature. Welcome to download.