One Planet Youth Action - Biodiversity Check @ Mai Po

Event Dates: 
2018/04/08 to 2018/09/02
Application Deadline: 
2018/03/25

The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association
One Planet Youth Action - Biodiversity Check @ Mai Po 

(Note: Event to be conducted in Cantonese)

Introduction

Mai Po Nature Reserve[1] provides birds and many local creatures with an important habitat.  To maintain the biodiversity in the reserve, we have to understand the situation from time to time, so as to manage and to avoid the disappearance of the species because of the human activities.  WWF-Hong Kong started the captioned project in 2017 to allow youth to become “citizen scientists”, as well as to work with WWF Staff for ecological surveys and studies.  This year HKGGA would join and recruit members to take part in this project.

 

 

Learning Goals

  1. Acquire knowledge of wetland biodiversity and its importance to ecosystem and man kind
  2. To learn the technical skills of scientific research
  3. Conduct ecological surveys and collect essential data to facilitate a better wetland habitat management at Mai Po Nature Reserve
  4. To be aware of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 13 Climate Action, Goal 14 Life Below Water and Goal 15 Life on Land) and to act for the goals

 

 

Target group and Quota: Guide, Ranger and Guiders from all Sections with age 14 or above – 30 pax

 

Requirement on Completion of project

Attend Part 1 - workshop and Part 2 – Ecological Survey for 3 times

--> Participants who complete with the requirements could be award with a certificate issued by HKGGA and WWF-Hong Kong.

 

Part 1 – Training Workshop

Including theory and outdoor fieldtrip sessions to acquire basic knowledge and skills in biodiversity surveys

Date: 8 April 2018 (Sunday)

Gathering: 12:00nn at The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association Headquarters

Dismissal: 9:00pm at Kowloon Tong MTR Station

Training would be held at HKGGA HQs (Theory) and Mai Mo Nature Reserve (Outdoor Fieldtrip)

Remarks:

  1. Participants would be arranged to travel roundtrips by coach in between Kowloon Tong MTR Station and Mai Po Nature Reserve
  2. Participants have to prepare light dinner of their own

 

Part 2 – Ecological Survey @ Mai Po

Participants have to join 3 Ecological Surveys held at Mai Po Nature Reserve.  Available dates and species are listed as below:-

Survey Date Survey Species

 

Gathering Time
(Kowloon Tong)

 

Dismissal Time
(Kowloon Tong)

Location to gather and dismiss
1 21/04/2018 (Sat) Mammal 1:30pm 9:30pm

MTR Kowloon Tong Station

2 26/05/2018 (Sat) Mammal and Firefly 2:00pm 10:00pm MTR Kowloon Tong Station
3 09/06/2018 (Sat)

Crab, Four-spot Midget[2] and Firefly

2:00pm 10:00pm MTR Kowloon Tong Station
4 23/06/2018 (Sat) Crab, Four-spot Midget and Firefly 2:00pm 10:00pm MTR Kowloon Tong Station
5 19/08/2018 (Sun) Mammal 2:00pm 10:00pm MTR Kowloon Tong Station
6 02/09/2018 (Sun) Mammal and Firefly 2:00pm 10:00pm MTR Kowloon Tong Station

Remarks:

  1. Each survey with a max. quota of 20 pax, and would be allocated in first-come-first-served basis.  If there is no vacancy on the requested survey, office would contact the applicant to change the survey date.
  2. Participants would be arranged to travel roundtrips by coach in between Kowloon Tong MTR Station and Mai Po Nature Reserve
  3. Survey would be counted as service hours:
    (a) Girl Guide Service Flash; (b) Ranger Bauhinia Badge Comminuty Service Hours; or (c) Guider Volunteer Service Hours

 

Fee: $100 per each participant (including handout, certificate and travelling arrangement for 4 times)

 

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application form and submit by using one of the below methods:
  • Email (tpg@hkgga.org.hk) or fax to 2617 1478 – Credit Card Payment only
  • Submit or mail to Course Registration Office – HKGGA Headquarters, 8 Gascoigne Road, Kowoon – Cheque or Credit Card Payments
  1. Apply via Online Course Registration System - Credit Card Payment only(https://ocrs.hkgga.org.hk/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6080)

     

    Application Guidelines

    1. Please made payment with only Cheque or Credit Card for this activity.  For Cheque payment, please make crossed cheque to “The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association” and to write the applicant’s name and activity name on the back.
    2. Application would be handled by first-come-first-served basis with completed application form and payment.  Application would not be handled without sufficient information provided.
    3. Enrollment list would be announced on the website.
    4. The name of participant could not be amended once after the application is accepted.  No refund would be process unless for bad weather condition or undesired number of applicant.
    5. If you wish to travel to Mai Po by yourself, please complete the “No Travelling Arrangement Notification” and to send together with the application form.
    6. For Bad Weather Arrangement (Refer to the weather report released by the Hong Kong Observatory 2 hours before the activity starts) please refer to the HKGGA website: https://hkgga.org.hk/en/resources/bad-weather-and-air-pollution-arrangements-hkgga-activities-0

     

     

    Application Deadline: 16March 2018 (Friday) updated to 25 March 2018 (Sunday)

     

    Enquiry: 2359 6817  (Programme Department – Circle Huen)

     

    Circular   Application form   No Travelling Arrangement

     
    [2] The Four-spot Midget is listed as a near threatened species. For more info: http://assets.wwf.org.hk/downloads/four_spot_midget.pdf

    Location: 
    HK wide
    Type: 
    Training and Workshop
    Last Update Date: 2018-03-20