The aims of the F.2 Environmental Excursions were to highlight environmental issues, actively interact with the environment, and promote positive attitudes towards the environment. The students have spent five days learning about, exploring, interacting with, and appreciating the environment.

Day 1

On the first day of the camp, we travelled to Yuen Long to do some farming in the organic farm of Hong Kong Youth Federation. We had made some flower dyeing and Lagenaria siceraria crafting .

Day 2

The second day we went to a place called Treasure Island in Lantau Island. It is located on an isolated beach. Students learnt about bio-fuels and alternative energies. They constructed the models of wind mills and compared the relative strengths of different designs. They also built solar cookers and participate in a renewable energy simulation.

Day 3

We went to Lantau Island to Ngong Ping 360. Students were introduced to the concepts of conservation and sustainable development. We visited the cable car depot at Tung Chung terminal and enjoyed cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. After that, we had an Eco- tour in Tai O and explored the mangrove and observed the Fiddler Crab.


Day 4

Students learnt about ecosystems and the animals that inhabit them at Ocean Park. We investigated the topics that ranged from shark conservation, Confucian concepts of ‘Harmony between Nature and Man”, and using Panda dung to make paper.

Day 5

Students visited Permian rock garden of Hong Kong - Ma Shi Chau Special Area. We found faults and folds as well as deformed and displaced rock mass. We investigated the natural features of the island, as well as some of the organisms that can be found both in the water and on the beach. Students are asked to reflect on their experience on the island and communicate their thoughts by creating an art piece while on the island.