Department of Science and Environmental Studies
 
DIALOGUE WITH DR. JANE GOODALL

Jane Goodall went to the Gombe Stream Reserve in East Africa when she was 26.  In a 2010 interview, Jane mentioned she just planned to stay there for three years.  Yet, this turned out to be her lifelong career, as well as her legacy.  What drives Jane into the wild?  What did she witness?  And what is her message to Hong Kong?  Join us at The Education University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Science Museum, Dialogue with Dr. Jane Goodall.

 

"The more I learned about chimpanzees, the more I realised there was more to learn — until I couldn’t stop." - Dr. Jane Goodall

 

Symposium – 10 NOV 2018
Symposium on human dimension on wildlife conservation and education for sustainability

Wildlife conservation is one of the major foci in maintaining environmental sustainability.  However, the effort is not only limited to the conservation measures applied in the countryside or rural areas. As a cosmopolitan city and international hub, Hong Kong plays a role in depleting natural resources worldwide. The aim of this symposium is to explore how wildlife conservation could be achieved through four aspects in the human dimension — education, community engagement, green finance and ecotourism. Through the talk by the internationally renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and cases shared by local experts, participants of the symposium would be enlightened on how we humans could contribute to wildlife conservation in a highly urbanised city.

 

Date: 10 NOV 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Location: D1-LP-04, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N.T.

Application: FULL (Application Deadline: 02 NOV 2018,12nn) 

Due to the overwhelming responses, this Symposium is full.

Programme Rundown: Click here

 

PROGRAMME PHOTOS

 

Schedule:

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:40

Grand Opening

Keynote Address
Gombe and Beyond
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane Goodall,  DBE, United Nations Messenger of Peace

Location: D1-LP-04

14:40 – 14:45

Tea Break 

14:45 – 15:45

Symposium 1 
Creative Community Engagement for a Sustainable Future
Convener: Mr. Willy Kwong (CEO, Janes Goodall Institute Hong Kong)

Location: D1-LP-04

Symposium 2
Unleashing the Energy for Environment Betterment through Education
Convener: Dr. Cheang Chi-chiu (Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong)

Location: D1-LP-06

15:45 – 16:00

Tea Break 

16:00 – 17:00

Symposium 3
Investing in a sustainable future
Convener: Ms. Ng Tze-wei(Advocacy & Engagement, Sustainable Finance Initiative)

Location: D1-LP-06

Symposium 4
Visiting the home of wildlife: Ecotourism
Convener: Dr. Lewis Cheung Ting-on(Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, The Education University of Hong Kong)

Location: D1-LP-04

 

Programme Details:

Keynote Address 

Gombe and Beyond

Dr. Jane Goodall,  DBE, United Nations Messenger of Peace

November 60 years ago, a 26 year old girl from England hid among the robust leaves in the lush rainforest of Gombe, Tanzania, and saw something no one else had previously recorded. A chimpanzee she named David Greybeard was a long stalks of grass to eat ants out of a mound. This woman was Jane Goodall.

 

“At that time, it was thought that humans, and only humans, used and made tools. I had been told from school onwards that the best definition of a human being was man the tool-maker, yet I had just watched a chimp tool-marker in action. I remember that day as vividly as if it was yesterday” - Dr. Jane Goodall

 

Dr. Jane Goodall changed our perceptions of primates, people and the connection between the two. And over the past 60 years, Goodall herself has also evolved from steadfast scientist to passionate conservationist and humanitarian, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share.

 

Symposium 1 - Creative Community Engagement for a Sustainable Future

Convener:       

Mr. Willy Kwong CEO, Janes Goodall Institute Hong Kong

Time:

14:45 – 15:45

Language:

English

Titles & Presenters:

  1. Case studies on Creative Engagement in pursuing a sustainable futures
    Mr. Willy Kwong CEO, Janes Goodall Institute Hong Kong
  2. Partnering with local communities for the cleaner seas
    Mr. Patrick Yeung Project Manager, Oceans Conservation, WWF-Hong Kong
  3. Promoting River Conservation to Local Community (TBC)

    Dr.  Cheng Luk-ki Director, Green Power

 

Symposium 2 - Unleashing the Energy for Environment Betterment through Education

Convener:       

Dr. Cheang Chi-chiu Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

Time:

14:45 – 15:45

Language:

English

Titles & Presenters:        

  1. Understanding the wetland biodiversity and conservation - professional development of teachers in Hong Kong Wetland Park
    Dr. Cheang Chi-chiuAssistant Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  2. Fostering environmentally sustainable attitudes and behaviour of college students through hands-on “Adopt a Baby Coral” project
    Dr. Apple Chui Pui-yi  Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  3. Li Po Chun United World College Hong Kong Coral Monitoring Service
    Anders Solberg and Christie Lai Students, Li Po Chun United World College

 

Symposium 3 - Investing in a sustainable future

Moderator:       

Ms. Ng Tze-wei Advocacy & Engagement, Sustainable Finance Initiative

Time:

16:00 – 17:00

Language:

English

Titles & Presenters:         

Investing in a sustainable future

Mr. Gavin Edwards Conservation Director, WWF-Hong Kong

Mr. Jean-Marc Champagne Head of Environmental Finance, WWF-Hong Kong

Ms. Leonie Kelly Project Director, Sustainable Finance Initiative

 

Symposium 4 - Visiting the home of wildlife: Ecotourism

Convener:       

Dr. Lewis Cheung Ting-on Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, The Education University of Hong Kong

Time:

16:00 – 17:00

Language:

English

Titles & Presenters:   

  1. Recreational specialization and ecologically responsible behavior of Chinese birdwatchers in Hong Kong
    Dr. Lincoln Fok Associate Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  2. Post-earthquake re-construction of ecotourism for the Wolong National Nature Reserve – Home for Giant Panda
    Dr. Lewis Cheung Ting-on Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, The Education University of Hong Kong

 

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