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Ocean Park celebrates 2015 Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day: Be an Earth Guardian, Reduce Disposable Plastic!

Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on April 22nd, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, this is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which is now observed on 22 April every year in 192 countries around the world.

This year, like last year, Earth Day fell on the same day as Ocean Park’s annual "Animal Discovery Fest”. Besides visiting koalas and other precious Australian animals in the Park’s latest attraction “Adventures in Australia”, visitors could join “The Wild Mates Puppet Show” at Whiskers Harbour to learn about practising Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) and cherishing the Earth’s resources for a sustainable future. They could also learn about conservation in a fun way by joining our new park-wide, self-exploration game called ‘Blue Hero Mission’!

On Earth Day, the slogans "Today is Earth Day – Be an Earth Guardian, Reduce Disposable Plastic!" and "Make Every Day Earth Day!" were posted on Ocean Park’s Facebook page and Tip Boards in the Park. Earth Day messages were also promoted to visitors during entertainment shows and education activities to urge guests’ support on protecting our planet! Ocean Park offers visitors a chance to admire some of the wonders of Nature by meeting amazing animals and exploring opportunities in everyday life to conserve our lovely planet!

    Ocean Park celebrates 2014 Earth Day

    Earth Day22 April is Earth Day: Be an Earth Guardian, Reduce Disposable Plastic!

    Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on 22 April, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every 22 April by more than 500 million people in 192 countries.

    Humans, animals, the environment and even our next generation are directly affected or threatened by the throwaway culture and pollutions. Earth Day lied on our Park annual event "Animal Discovery Fest”, with the theme “Get Close to Seahorses and Feel Love at First Sight!”. The Secret Lives of Seahorses exhibit brings into focus the beautiful seahorses and their extraordinary habitats. You can also find out how to protect them from marine debris and learn why seahorses are important to our oceans!

    Besides, the slogans "Today is Earth Day – Be an Earth Guardian, Reduce Disposable Plastic!" and "Make Every Day Earth Day!" were posted on Facebook and the Tip Boards in the Park on 22 April. Earth Day announcements were also made to visitors during entertainment shows and animal narrations to urge guests’ support on Earth Day and try to find some ways in our daily life to protect our planet!

     
     
     

    Ocean Park celebrates 2013 Earth Day

    22 April is Earth Day: Climate Change and Low Carbon Living

    Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on 22 April, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every 22 April by more than 500 million people in 192 countries.

    The theme of Earth Day this year was "Climate Change", with the mission of conveying the same message of relieving climate change as in our newly opened attraction - "Polar Adventure", our park pro-actively promotes low carbon living through educational programmes. Earth Day lied on our Park annual event "Animal Month – In High Definition", with the theme "Connecting you with Chicks, Pups, Calves and More!", showcasing amazing animal breeding processes through different educational attractions, to know more about animal chicks’ living conditions, so as to encourage guests to protect our environment for our next generation. From the Talk Show with Tux in the "Animal Breeding Showcase" at Old Hong Kong, guests can real-time interact with Tux, a South Pole penguin, who shared his breeding habits and advocate low carbon living to against climate change.

    Besides, the slogans "Today is Earth Day – Face Climate Change; Go Green Monday!" and "Make Every Day Earth Day!" were posted on Facebook and the Tip Boards in the Park on 22 April. Earth Day announcements were also made to visitors during all entertainment shows and animal narrations to urge guests’ support on Earth Day and try to find some ways in our daily life to protect our planet!

     
     
     

    Ocean Park celebrates 2012 Earth Day

    April 22nd is... Earth Day

    Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on 22 April, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every 22 April by more than 500 million people in 192 countries.

    To celebrate the 2012 Earth Day, visitors had the opportunity to encounter the golden monkeys and to learn about their behavior as well as conservation on other national treasure animals during Animal Month. Visitors could also walk through National Treasure Trail to learn about China’s most amazing treasures via QR code, and enjoy a real-time interactive animation show which conveys the message of cherishing our planet. The slogans “I Nurture Nature for our Future!” and “Make Every Day Earth Day!” were posted on Facebook and the Tip Boards in the Park on 22 April. Earth Day announcements were made to visitors during all entertainment shows and animal narrations to urge guests’ support on Earth Day.

    OPCF supports “Marine Guardian – Save the Sharks through Arts Programme” which was an education programme that promoted marine and sharks conservation. It aimed to foster teachers’ and students’ understanding of the importance of marine and sharks conservation through art creation and raise public awareness through the artwork exhibition. To celebrate Earth Day, Artwork Exhibition and Award Presentation Ceremony were held on 21 to 22 April to further disseminate the important shark conservation message to a wider public.

    Ocean Park celebrates 2010 Earth Day

    April 22nd is... Earth Day

    Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on April 22, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every April 22nd by more than 500 million people in 175 countries.

    To celebrate the 2010 Earth Day, visitors had the opportunity to cherish close encounters with reptiles and to learn about their behavior as well as conservation in the Hall of Might Dragons during Animal Month. “I Nurture Nature for Our Future” display panels, show messages, and escalator stickers were exhibited throughout guest areas in the Park for promotion. Earth Day stickers were also distributed to visitors at the “Mighty Dragons Academy”.

    Furthermore, Ocean Park collaborated with National Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Association in a ceremony to release108 Chinese sturgeons into the Jiulongjiang Estuary, 4 of which are attached with satellite tracking tags. The satellite tracking project was sponsored by Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK), and aimed to study the movements and behaviours of Chinese sturgeons in the wild to facilitate conservation work for the species.

    From this year’s Earth Day (22 April) onwards, drinking straws would be available on an upon request basis to at food kiosks (including McDonald's), restaurants (including Middle Kingdom Restaurant), and staff canteens within Ocean Park. Posters, banners, and tent cards were displayed at associated areas around the Park to promote this initiative.

    Ocean Park celebrates 2009 Earth Day

    April 22nd is... Earth Day

    Earth Day is the day designated for foster¬ing appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it.

    Responding to wide¬spread environmen¬tal degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environ¬mental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on April 22, 1970. Coordi¬nated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every April 22nd by more than 500 million people in 175 countries.

    With the collaborative efforts of Entertainment, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Education - a variety of green messages are all around the Park from April until the 3rd of May in celebration of the Earth. These messages are spread through the park-wide decora¬tions, including "Messages to the Earth" 2D panels as well as interactive 3D photo-ops, featuring the themes "Biodiversity" (at the entrance of SkyFair in Lowland), "Eco-Puppet Show" (in front of Ocean Park Tower in Headland), and "Recycle" (across from the Silk Snack Food Kiosk in Tai Shue Wan).

    Let’s go around the Park and celebrate our Mother Earth!