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Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2016

01 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

Subvented by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

To raise public awareness and interest in local biodiversity, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum will join the Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2016 (HKBF 2016). Take part in boat tours, workshops, lectures, and more! Experience the Museum as never before!

24–30 Oct (Kornhill Plaza), 6–13 Nov (Amoy Plaza), 14–20 Nov (The Peak Galleria)

Roving exhibition: Corals: Our Underwater Living Treasures

The roving exhibition will be set up in freely accessible public places where many people will encounter it and where its key messages about conservation and Hong Kong’s coral biodiversity can be promoted.

29 Oct, Saturday, 10:00–12:00, 14:00–16:00

Eco-tour: Discovering Hong Kong’s Coral Communities

Participants will go on an eco-boat tour of Hong Kong’s corals by visiting Heung Lo Kok, Mo Chau and Ngau Chau. An expert facilitator will provide commentary and a SWIMS representative will lead a workshop aboard to increase participants understanding of the environmental issues affecting HK’s coral biodiversity and its importance for reef fish and instruct participants on responsible ecotourism. Participation by prior application only.

Email education@hkmaritimemuseum.org for information.

 

30 Oct (Kornhill Plaza), 13 Nov (Amoy Plaza), 20 Nov (The Peak Galleria), 14:00–17:00

Workshop: Coral Biodiversity Workshops

Public workshops and interactive demonstrations will be held at the sites of the roving exhibition venues to engage and educate public on coral biodiversity issues, increasing public awareness and appreciation for Hong Kong’s coral communities. The workshops will help deepen the learning from the roving exhibition and increase the effectiveness by offering more ways for the public to get involved and learn.

 

5 Nov, Saturday, 10:00–13:00, 14:00–17:00 (FULL)

Eco-tour: Visit to SWIMS (Swire Institute of Marine Science) faculty

Visitors will depart from HKMM in a tour bus and travel to SWIMS for a tour and demonstrations of current coral biodiversity research. Participation by prior application only. Email education@hkmaritimemuseum.org for information.

 

Public Lectures at HKMM

19 Nov, Saturday, 16:00–17:00

Coral Biodiversity: Past, present and future

26 Nov, Saturday, 16:00–17:00

Hard and Soft Coral varieties of Hong Kong

3 Dec, Saturday, 16:00–17:00

Hong Kong and the Coral Triangle

Free admission if book in advance. Email education@hkmaritimemuseum.org for information.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or HKMM.