Woodland Ecology Field Study
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 visit, field work and reflection to learn more about the significance of reforestation.
- Learn about local deforestation history, reforestation history and KFBG’s habitat restoration programme
- Discover various ways of seed dispersals, characteristics of native and exotic trees, and their respective ecological impacts
- Carry out tree survey at two plots of the Tree Planting Site, on the northern slope of Tai Mo Shan, allowing students to gain first-hand experiences in conducting field studies
- Gather the data and trains students' analytic skills through data comparison, analysis and discussion
- Investigate how the biotic, environmental and human factors affect the growth rate of the seedlings and progress of reforestation
- Reflect on our relationship with the forests and learn about the importance of reforestation
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
0930-1615 (1-hour lunch break)
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Secondary school students, Form 4 or above (Related subjects: Geography, Biology, Combined Science, Citizenship and Social Development)
No. of Participants:
15-22 people (There must be at least one teacher/leader)
Lam Lau (ISA Certified Arborist and KFBG Education Officer)
Marco Lo (KFBG Education Officer)
$400/person (20% off for registered schools and charity organisations)
Please click here for online registration.
Miss Lam Lau at 2483 7197 or email@example.com
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