Ocean Park Hong Kong

Conservation Chill Club News (Mar Edition)

It has been a few months since the kick off of our new education programme, Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club. We have reached several milestones! Let’s have a recap of our important moments and prepare to showcase our conservation efforts at the Conservation Chill Club Carnival! 
Conservation Chill Club Carnival

Conservation Chill Club Carnival

Ocean Park Hong Kong is organising the Conservation Chill Club Carnival to celebrate conservation during the Easter holidays from 31 March to 11 April. During this period, an art exhibition and a variety of game booths will be set up in the Park. It is to introduce the three focal species of Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club to the general public– the Green Turtle, Acropora Corals and Golden Birdwing  – through creative and artistic angles.  A kick-off ceremony will be held on 1 April to mark the start of this meaningful event! Please come and support us!
 
Animal Ambassador Character Design Competition

Animal Ambassador Character Design Competition

In November and December of 2020, Ocean Park has organised “Animal Ambassador Character Design Competition” which encourages youths to promote conservation messages by designing cartoon characters for the three focal species. It is our honour to invite a renowned Hong Kong illustrator Steven from Zu and Pi, to be our judge.
 
Steven had also given interactive workshops for participants to acquire different design skills before the competition. A total of 86 entries had been received, and the results were announced in January. Award winning designs will be displayed on some of our cable cars (from Mar 23 to Apr 22) and used in decorations and souvenirs for the Conservation Chill Club Carnival to promote the conservation of local wildlife.
 
Green Art Jamming

Green Art Jamming

Ocean Park has launched the Green Art Jamming event in February, which attracted more than 70 youths to participate. Participants attended a conservation talk and then used their artistry to paint in the natural environment of Ocean Park. They have expressed their thoughts and knowledge towards conservation of the three focal species in their paintings. Outstanding works will be displayed in the Park during the Conservation Chill Club Carnival. Please come and view this amazing conservation art gallery!
 
WhatsApp Sticker Design Competition

WhatsApp Sticker Design Competition

Conservation messages can be shared to others too! The “WhatsApp Sticker Design Competition” was held by Ocean Park from November to December 2020. Youths had been invited to design WhatsApp stickers for the three focal species for promoting conservation in daily life. We have received nearly 200 entries of creative WhatsApp sticker designs! Many new and fascinating conservation ideas have been featured!
 
The award list was published in January. Please click the link below to check out all the creative designs!

COMPETITION RESULT
 
Youth Sharing

Youth Sharing

Since the start of the programme in September 2020, batches of energetic, passionate and diversified local youths have joined in the conservation effort of Ocean Park. They include 50 university students as Conservation Chill Club Ambassadors, eight teams in marketing promotion and 81 secondary schools in the "Ocean Park Conservation Alliance".

Having attended a series of comprehensive training workshops, these young people have acquired a deeper knowledge of the three local iconic species and ways of conserving them­. In order to arouse public interest in appreciating the beauty of nature, each team needs to unleash their creativity to design a variety of social media feeds and videos with conservation and fun facts of special local species. In the meantime, a number of secondary schools have upped their conservation effort: setting up a campus butterfly garden by planting nectar plants; growing fresh vegetables to feed green turtles; and building an Artificial Intelligence (AI) coral identification system.