understanding

the impact

hong kong

ocean literacy

school camps

Understanding the of humans on the ocean

Day 2
Coral reef environment

1 of 4

Grass Island (Tap Mun)
Camp 1 & 2

2 of 4

Lamma Island
Camp 3 & 4

3 of 4

Aberdeen Harbour
Hong Kong Island

4 of 4

5 day - 4 nights camping accommodation

Suitable for yrs 14 +

educational Elements

Place Based Learning

Double Haven (Tap Mun) & Lamma Island.
2 different locations to highlight and compare the differences and similarities.

Mapping & Planning

Double_Haven_2 UNESCO Geopark sea kayak trip

TWO DIFFERENT ISLANDS

This programme is conducted in two distinct but similar environments. Tap Mun is in the most remote north eastern corner of Hong Kong while Lamma Island is in the south, just 3 klms from Hong Kong Island. The similarities and differences are profound.

Coastal Trekking

coastal trekking

The Intertidal Zones

To understand how man impacts the ocean we explore the marine zone between high and low tides. This is an adventurous activity where the students will get wet as they delve into the lifeforms that live in this high impact coastal zone including the primeval mangrove systems.

Snorkelling

corals of Hong Kong

The coral reefs of Hong Kong

The coral reefs in Hong Kong are under going substantial changes due to human caused stressors. Our observations are made through snorkeling these habitats in the 2 distinct places. One in the remote north of Hong Kong with little direct influence of man, the other in close proxity to a large city. Guess which is doing better?

Meets the following United Nations Global Ocean literacy Standards

1. Earth has one big ocean with many features;
2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of earth;
3. The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate;
4. The ocean makes earth habitable.
5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems;
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.

5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

4. The ocean makes earth habitable.
5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems;
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.

Sea kayaking

Dog Island kayak Hong Kong_53

Ocean Currents and Tides

We use sea kayaks to get to our two diverse study locations. To do so we need to understand how the ocean system (tides and currents) will impact us and plan accordingly. Extrapolating this information means that we can follow how the actions we take in one location on earth will effect other places too.

hiking & Coastal Treks

so wrong!

Study Marine Reptiles

Hong Kong was once the home to a vast array of marine reptiles, specifically the sea turtle, but they are now extremely endangered. We visit a recently gazetted turtle protection zone to understand the political processes involved protecting these amazing creatures.

Field Studies

water testing

Marine Hydrology

As part of a Global Marine Hydrology study, we will be taking water samples multiple times in a day. The data will be uploaded to the Island Explorer organisation to be added to their global database. Essential to understand the future of our planet.

cleaning the beaches

sustainable coastlines

Sustainable Coastlines

This is not about cleaning beaches, but that is an important element. This is about comparing the marine debris collected from various places in Hong Kong, analysing the data, working out the debris profile and trying to compute where it came from & how.

1. Earth has one big ocean with many features;
2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of earth;
3. The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate;
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.
7. The ocean is largely unexplored.

1. Earth has one big ocean with many features;
2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of earth;
4. The ocean makes earth habitable.
5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems;
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.
7. The ocean is largely unexplored.

1. Earth has one big ocean with many features; 
4. The ocean makes earth habitable. 
5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.
7. The ocean is largely unexplored.

1. Earth has one big ocean with many features;
4. The ocean makes earth habitable.
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.

Beachside Camping

settingup camp double haven

Camping by the sea

Camping on a remote beach gives the sense of isolation and self-sufficiency. It also pprovides the unique opportunity to be at one with the natural environment, which includes the nearby ocean. Observing this wonderful world at night is an unforgetable experience, as is camping on a beach on a remote island in Hong Kong.

Learn about ocean literacy NOW.

It’s becoming urgent!

5 day camps all year.
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sustainable coastlines