Ocean Park Hong Kong

Octopus (Secondary 1–3)

Exciting Exploration, Endless Discovery

Students are encouraged to explore everything like the curious octopuses! Through a variety of guided activities and self-directed learning opportunities, students are able to discover more about plants and animals at wider angles. We emphasise the hands-on learning experience as part of the  programme design in order to let students construct knowledge and understanding. Students will have the opportunities to exchange ideas and demonstrate their learning outcomes through our activities which help prepare for the Liberal Studies portion of the New Senior Secondary Curriculum.

    Words from the Teachers

    “Ocean Treasures” fits our school’s science curriculum with the topic of adaptation which could bring the learning of adaptation alive of marine organisms. The thing I like most in this programme was the additional information of the marine organisms.

    Miss Veronica Yeo
    Singapore International School

    Part I: Education Programme (1.5 hours)

    For every 20 students, one of the following education programmes can be selected by school:

    Bamboo Eaters

    • Understand the uniqueness of giant pandas and the natural and anthropogenic threats faced by the giant panda through the interactive computer programme
    • From a scientific perspective, compare skull models of different animals and analyse giant pandas’ feeding habits after examining a sample of their faeces

    Ocean Treasures

    • Visit the Grand Aquarium and discover the amazing behaviour of different marine creatures
    • Learn about marine resources through an exciting quiz and learn to cherish the treasures of the ocean

    Polar Voyage

    • Through conducting an experiment, investigate the impacts of climate change and propose simple low-carbon living solutions
    • Visit “Polar Adventure” and watch the walrus education demo to discover how different polar animals adapt and to understand the threats they are facing

    This programme was developed by Ocean Park Academy, Hong Kong and the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (Credit to: Heywood Lam, Angel Li, Maggie Lam and Jovita Lui)

    Dolphin Snapshot

    • Visit the back of house area and watch the dolphin education demo to learn about their lives at Ocean Park
    • Through writing a dolphin stranding report, understand how consumer behaviour is threatening dolphins in the wild by influencing the fishing industry

    Rulers of the Ocean

    • Visit Shark Mystique and investigate why sharks have ruled the ocean and their importance to the ecosystem
    • Explore the challenges faced by sharks trying to survive in Hong Kong and rethink the demand for shark fins while committing to not consuming shark fins in the future

    Part II: Self-Visit (until 15:30)

    Independence and a natural sense of enquiry are encouraged as students visit animal exhibits.

    Programme Programme Capacity (Students) Time Location
    Bamboo Eaters 20 - 40 10:00 - 11:30 / 11:30 - 13:00 /
    13:00 - 14:30
    The Waterfront
    Ocean Treasures 20 - 40 10:00 - 11:30 / 11:30 - 13:00 /
    13:00 - 14:30
    The Waterfront
    Polar Voyage 20 - 30 14:00 - 15:30 The Summit#
    Dolphin Snapshot 20 - 30 14:00 - 15:30 The Summit#
    Rulers of the Ocean 20 - 30 11:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 15:30 The Summit#

    # One-way travelling time between the Ocean Park Main Entrance and The Summit is about 45 minutes. Please allow sufficient time to reach the programme location and return from Ocean Park.

    All participants should enter Ocean Park at the same time. Teachers should approach our Ticketing Office for the admission procedure upon arrival at Ocean Park. Please then proceed to the designated gathering location as explained in the Teacher’s Notice.

      Programme Feeˇ Stay-behind Surcharge
    Student (Per person) HK$90 HK$30
    Teacher (Per person) HK$225 N/A

    ˇ Includes 1.5-hour educational programme and self-visit at the Park until 15:30

    Ocean Park issues 1 teacher complimentary ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased per group, so they can accompany students to the classroom session. An extra programme fee applies for any additional teacher to enter the Park. Students cannot use the teacher complimentary tickets, and vice versa. All participants are expected to leave Ocean Park after the education programme. Participants who would like to remain at the Park and enjoy its facilities after the programme must apply in advance and pay a stay-behind surcharge.

    The programme fees are valid until 31 August 2019.

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