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Our Belief:
Environmental protection begins with the heart. Experience can bring about true feelings and turn them into actions to conserve our environment. 

We live on one Earth. People around the world are more and more concerned with the environment in recent years. Our students are also aware of the importance of environmental protection. Through the Environmental Education Series, we aim at:

  • educating students so that they have updated knowledge on the subject;
  • facilitating the love and appreciation of nature by providing opportunities to explore and experience it; and
  • encouraging students to promote the message of environmental protection to the people around them, especially their future students.

The Student Affairs Office has been organising environmental education activities since 1999. They contribute to the all round development of our students. Both local and overseas exposure opportunities are available. Students can participate in these activities throughout the year.

Ocean Park Interpreter Training Scheme 2018

Background
The Student Affairs Office (SAO) of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has been organizing environmental education activities since 1999.  In recent years, SAO also partnering with environmental organizations regularly to train up students as eco-tour guides.

 To provide opportunities for our students to gain better understanding on conservation of wildlife in Hong Kong, SAO continue to invite Ocean Park Hong Kong to offer training scheme collaboratively in the 2017/18 academic year.

Objectives of the Scheme
a)      To enhance students’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation in wildlife conservation;
b)      To equip students with interpretation skills through practicum;
c)      To promote wildlife conservation to the public and future students; and
d)      To encourage voluntary service to the environment.

Eligibility
All local EdUHK students, except students holding student visas, are eligible. Preference will be given to full-time students.

Medium of Instruction
The language used will mainly be Cantonese.

Selection Procedure & Criteria
a)   Paper screening will be conducted.
b)   Shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview by SAO and Ocean Park.
c)   Assessment will be based on students’ interest in the scheme, clarity of presentation, language ability and commitment.

Quota
The intake quota is 15-20. 

Schedule of Events

Activity Date Time Venue Quota
Application 17 Jan – 9 Feb 18 N.A. EdUHK
Selection Interview 13 Feb 2018(1 day) 1400-1720 B3-P-04 25
Training (2 full days) 21 & 23 Feb 2018 0900-1700 Ocean Park Hong Kong 15-20
Practicum (at least 45 hours) Mar to May 2018 To be confirmed
Debriefing Early June 2018 To be confirmed EdUHK

Notes:    Students will be provided with background information of the scheme prior to the interview. In view of the remote location, students will be reminded to consider the travelling time that will incur.

Application
Please complete an on-line application form (https://eduhksao.asia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXPXzRg449gbunj) and select the interview timeslot by 9 Feb 2018.  

Ocean Park Application Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practicum
Students will provide interpretation in various Ocean Park attractions and outdoor premises for visitors. Practicum will be held from Mar to May 2018.

Fees
Ocean Park Hong Kong will not charge any programme fee for the scheme.

The Awards
a)   Students have satisfactorily completed the 2-day training and 45-hour practicum will be issued a certificate of completion by the Student Affairs Office of the EdUHK.
b)   Students who have accumulated 65-hour of practicum will be awarded a certificate from Ocean Park Hong Kong for voluntary services.

Others
All participants are responsible for their own expenses like transportation and meals during training, practicum and service. Ocean Park Hong Kong will provide polo shirt as uniform to the participants. Participants must wear their own sport shoes (white in color) as part of the uniform.

For enquiry, please contact our SAO Staff (ssyng@eduhk.hk).