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” matched our school’s curriculum on Adaptation. It wasn’t overwhelming and was just the right length. The instructor’s English was very good and he was very knowledgeable.

    Christina Chin
    Singapore International School ( Hong Kong )

    Part I: Education Programme (1.5 hours)

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

    Bamboo Eaters

    • Get to know the unique features of the habitat of giant pandas through the interactive computer programme
    • Investigate the diet of giant pandas by observing their stool samples and comparing the skulls of different animals
    • Watch video clips to understand the natural and human threats faced by wild giant pandas

    Ocean Treasures

    • Visit the Grand Aquarium and feel how fantastic the underwater world is
    • Discover the amazing behaviours of different marine creatures
    • Learn about marine resources through an exciting quiz

    Polar Voyage (NEW VERSION)

    • Investigate the impacts of climate change by conducting an experiment
    • Visit “Polar Adventure” and watch the walrus education demonstration to discover how different polar animals adapt and to understand the threats they are facing
    • Rethink your lifestyle and propose simple low-carbon living solutions

    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)

    Rulers of the Ocean

    • Visit the Shark Mystique and investigate why sharks have ruled the ocean
    • Explore the challenges of a shark's surviving in Hong Kong and rethink the demand of shark fins
    • Understand the importance of sharks and promise to stop consuming shark fins

    Dolphin Snapshot

    • Visit the back of the house of our dolphins and learn about their live at Ocean Park
    • Draft a dolphin stranding report and investigate the threats that the dolphins face due to human activities
    • Discuss the importance of the roles of consumers and actively involve ourselves in saving wild dolphins

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

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

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

    # One-way travelling time between the Ocean Park Main Entrance and The Summit is about 45 minutes. Please allow sufficient time to reach the course 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 complimentary teacher's 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 complimentary teacher 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 2018.

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