Ocean Park Hong Kong

Conservation Chill Club News (Apr Edition)

The Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club is drawing to a close. We have reached a series of milestones in April, which include: the Conservation Chill Club Carnival, grand opening of our new attraction Eco Trail, award presentations and the completion of different youth programmes. Let’s have a recap of all the memorable moments!

Conservation Chill Club Carnival

The Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Carnival opened on 31 March. We had the honour of having Ms. Ysanne Chan, Chief Executive of Ocean Park, Mr. Gary Tang, Coordinator of The HKFYG and three representatives of School Heads Associations as our officiating guests at the opening ceremony. The Carnival attracted more than 5600 visitors! A lot of the guests remarked that this conservation carnival is meaningful and full of fun. The game booths were extremely popular. Visitors expressed that they learned conservation messages and animal fun facts while playing!
Chill Club Conservation Carnival Opening Ceremony
Chill Club Conservation Carnival Opening Ceremony
Conservation game booths run by student ambassadors
Conservation game booths run by student ambassadors
Chill Club Conservation Carnival
Chill Club Conservation Carnival

    New Attraction – Eco Trail Grand Opening

    As a commitment to strengthening Ocean Park's conservation and education efforts both inside and outside the Park, we have been planting numerous host plants and nectar plants within the Park area to increase our natural biodiversity. Our new attraction, Eco Trail, was opened on 1 April. It is home to over 110 butterfly species, including the precious Golden Birdwing! Eco Trail is also one of Hong Kong's largest urban outdoor butterfly gardens. Visitors can observe butterflies breeding naturally here and learn about their life cycles, feeding habits, camouflage and disguise, as well as more about host plants and nectar plants. A total of 21 local secondary schools have actually helped to co-create this butterfly-friendly garden by growing some of the plants on campus!
     
    New Attraction – Eco Trail
    New Attraction – Eco Trail
    Eco Trail Grand Opening
    Eco Trail Grand Opening
    Golden Birdwing at Eco Trail
    Golden Birdwing at Eco Trail

      Chill Club Award Presentation

      The four artistic conservation activities of Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club concluded successfully in April. More than 500 local youngsters joined these activities, expressing their conservation ideas and knowledge of the three iconic local species with an artistic twist. Winners of the competitions attended an award presentation in Ocean Park on 10 April. Awarded works and other outstanding creations were showcased at the Conservation Carnival. Some of the winning entries of the competitions have been turned into stunning cable car decor and made into special eco souvenirs to help promote local wildlife conservation.
      Chill Club Award Presentation
      Chill Club Award Presentation
      Eco souvenirs inspired by award-winning designs
      Eco souvenirs inspired by award-winning designs
      Art exhibitions of outstanding submissions
      Art exhibitions of outstanding submissions

        Ocean Park Conservation Alliance

        From September 2020 to April 2021, 81 secondary schools joined hands to form a conservation alliance. Participants took part in front-line conservation of local biodiversity by transplanting nectar plants from school campuses to Eco Trail in Ocean Park, and co-created a butterfly-friendly garden at the Park. In addition, students have also brought fresh vegetables they have grown for a feeding session for rescued green turtles. On 10 April, the Alliance conducted Hong Kong’s very first online coral reef survey, applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to scientific research. Over 4800 students have so far visited the Park to share in the amazing conservation efforts of the Alliance.
         
        Students with vegetables especially grown for rescued green turtles
        Students with vegetables especially grown for rescued green turtles
        The first online coral reef survey in Hong Kong
        The first online coral reef survey in Hong Kong
        Nectar plants planting on Eco Trail
        Nectar plants planting on Eco Trail

          The Ocean Park STEAM Student Competition 2021

          The Ocean Park STEAM Student Competition 2021 invited secondary school students to propose innovative solutions to conservation issues related to the three iconic species in Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club, namely golden birdwing, green turtle and Acropora corals. Students have to design: a butterfly-friendly installation for an urban garden; tools to assist green turtle husbandry; or an artificial reef for coral restoration. Fifty project proposals have been received from 33 local schools. Among these, twelve teams have been selected to implement their proposals by constructing a prototype of their designs. They presented their creative ideas to the judging panel and judges were amazed by their ingenuity.
           

          List of awardees:

          Butterfly-friendly garden:
          • Champion: Rosaryhill Secondary School – “Butterfly 360”
          • 1st Runner up: St. Paul’s Secondary School – “Butterfly Friendly”
          Sea Turtle rehabilitation:
          • Champion: Caritas Yuen Long Chan Chun Ha Secondary School – “回歸海國”
          • 1st Runner up: Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School – “Care All Around”
          Coral restoration:
          • Champion: Rhenish Church Pang Hok-ko Memorial College – “人工珊瑚架”
          • 1st Runner up: Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College – “Coral Protection Shield” 
          Rosaryhill Secondary School – “Butterfly 360”
          Rosaryhill Secondary School – “Butterfly 360”
          Caritas Yuen Long Chan Chun Ha Secondary School – “回歸海國”
          Caritas Yuen Long Chan Chun Ha Secondary School – “回歸海國”
          Rhenish Church Pang Hok-ko Memorial College – “人工珊瑚架”
          Rhenish Church Pang Hok-ko Memorial College – “人工珊瑚架”
            Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Marketing Contest 2021

            Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Marketing Contest 2021

            Eight teams of innovative and passionate young adults have been chosen to join our Marketing Contest. During the event period, they have been busy promoting conservation via social media platforms by writing engaging media posts, making promotional videos and micro movies. Most of the participants said that they have benefited a lot from the Contest because it demands from them knowledge and skills in both the conservation and marketing domains. One participant has even thanked Ocean Park for providing a platform to make his dream come true and for the chance to demonstrate his abilities! Results of the Contest were announced in the award presentation.
             
            Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Ambassador Scheme

            Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Ambassador Scheme

            Ocean Park has received over 200 enrolments from different universities and institutions for the Ambassador Scheme. Among these, 51 outstanding candidates have been selected to become our Conservation Chill Club Ambassadors. Over the past few months, they have been actively engaged in the conservation of our focal species. They have delivered school talks to more than 4000 students, assisted in conservation projects, designed educational game booths and published a monthly magazine on conservation. The game booths received a lot of praises from Park visitors. The Scheme will be completed on 30 June and outstanding participants will be rewarded for their commendable work.
            Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Day

            Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Day

            The finale of this school year, Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Day 2021, will be held on 30 June 2021 (Wednesday). Students and the public can take part in a causal wear day and a series of fun thematic activities to help raise funds for Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong’s work in local biodiversity research and education. Students from kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are especially invited to actively participate and learn more about the ecology around them. Come show your support for conservation! 

            An online briefing session will be held on 8 May. Learn more