Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Honey Bee Conservation Signature Campaign

In order to raise awareness of biodiversity and species conservation, Green Gurus has organized a Honey Bee Conservation Signature Campaign. Honey bee has a paramount role in the ecosystem. Almost 75% of crops are pollinated by bees and other insects, making agriculture and food production possible. However, urbanization and pesticides are threatening their survival. Green Guru initiated the campaign to spread the message of honey bee’s role in pollination and raise awareness of bee’s importance in agriculture and stable food supply. 390 students and teachers…

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High Level of Students’ Engagement in the Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge 2021

The ECF – Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge (HKISCNC) is a friendly fortnight-long competition in which Hong Kong schools find and log the most species in and around their campus, gathering more data on Hong Kong’s urban biodiversity. It aims to replicate the massive success of Hong Kong in the City Nature Challenge and will follow the same format. Schools will compete for 3 individual awards and 2 group awards, including the best, 1st & 2nd runner up of photo, the most observations, and…

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Learning Activity in Ocean Park

To enrich students’ learning experience and to build up the harmonious relationships among students and teachers, S1 to S4 students went to Ocean Park on 22nd July 2021. S1 and S2 students participated in animal programme, S3 students participated in STREAM programme, and S4 students participated in career programme. Through the programmes, students understand how Ocean Park works in preserving the environment, promoting the STREAM, and career prospects. Although it was very hot that day, the event bought beautiful memory to the students and teachers.

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Nanopore DNA Sequencing Workshop

Nanopore sequencing is a technology using flow cells which contain an array of tiny holes — nanopores — embedded in an electro-resistant membrane to determine the order of nucleotides in DNA. Each nanopore corresponds to its own electrode connected to a channel and sensor chip, which measures the electric current that flows through the nanopore. When a molecule passes through a nanopore, the current is disrupted to produce a characteristic ‘squiggle’. The squiggle is then decoded using base calling algorithms to determine the DNA or…

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Ocean Park Conservation Alliance: Butterfly Citizen Scientist

This project is organized by the Ocean Park Conservation Alliance. It is the first citizen scientist project investigating butterflies by secondary students in Hong Kong. The project aims at arousing public awareness of butterfly biodiversity in Hong Kong by using simple and interesting ecological survey methods, so as to forster students’ interest in exploring the nature and their science citizenship; and to enhance students’ sense of belonging to the community through this project. On 10th May, the Green Gurus recruited ten students to join butterfly…

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Conservation Chill Club Carnival Opening Ceremony

Two students from our Green Guru Team participated in the Ixora chinensis Planting Activity and the Conservation Chill Club Opening Ceremony held by Ocean Park on 1st April. One of the I. chinensis in our Butterfly Friendly Garden which had been taken care of by the Green Guru Team for half a year was transplanted into Ocean Park to build the Ocean Park’s butterfly garden together. Students also joined the eco-tour and the Opening Ceremony to kick-start the Conservation Chill Club Carnival. In addition, our…

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CFSS Grasping Championship in The Ocean Park STEAM Student Competition 2020

The Ocean Park STEAM Student Competition 2020 was organized by Ocean Park Academy Hong Kong. The competition aimed at encouraging students to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired from STEAM-related disciplines in proposing their innovative animal conservation solutions. Our students Ching Wai Lok (S.4A), Lam Wai Ming Bella (S.4A), Lau Wai Wai (S.4A) and Tsang Cheuk Lam (S.4A), under supervision of Biology Department Head Ms. Leung Yue Shan Jennifer, ICT Department Head Mr. Chung Lai Bon and Assistant Principal Mr. Lam Chi Wai…

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Prize Presentation for the Hong Kong Specimen Drawing Competition

Eight of our students have participated in the fourth Hong Kong Specimen Drawing Competition as presented by the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Society of Biology in December 2019. They have been selected by the adjudicator panel in recognition of their remarkable drawings and received the awards as listed below. Due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, the official Prize Presentation Ceremony did not take place this year. We were honoured to have our Principal, Mr. Ho, presenting the certificates to the awardees at…

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Prize Presentation for the Photo Contest for 4.5 BYEH

As part of the 4.5 Billion Years of Earth History Programme, the Green Guru Team has organized a Photography Contest with the theme of “Jurassic World” on 17 & 18 Dec, 2019, in order to promote plant biodiversity and species conservation on the campus. We have received more than 40 photos from the participants. We were honoured to have our Principal Mr. Ho presenting the prizes to the winners at the Jurassic Plant Garden in our school. Prize Winner List 得獎名單: Prizes 得獎名次Prize Winners得獎者First Prize…

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Our School Won the ‘Most Observations’, ‘Most Species’ and ‘Most Observers’ Awards in the Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge 2019

The Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge (HKISCNC) is a friendly week-long competition in which secondary schools find and log the most species in and around their campus to gather more data on Hong Kong’s urban biodiversity. With the high level of students’ engagement, our school won the ‘Most Observations’, ‘Most Observers’ and ‘Most Species’ with 4575 observations, 278 observers and 509 observed species respectively. Our S.4 student representative, Hayley Wong, attended the sharing session held on 11 Jan 2020 and provided feedbacks to the…

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