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Biodiversity Workshop

October      November      December      

 

October

Programme Title

Date

Time

The Mysterious Visitors of the Night
What are the creatures that creep into the garden to throw evening parties? What is eating up all the fruit of the red-stem figs? In order to find out, we have decided to investigate by setting up infrared video cameras in the garden to capture the faces of these uninvited guests. The workshop will reveal these precious recordings and unmask the mystery of the nocturnal animals of Hong Kong and their living habits.

Jointly organised with Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre

2.10.2021 (Sat)
30.10.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Wonders of Borneo Rainforest
The Borneo Rainforest is rich in animal and plant diversity such as orangutans, hornbills and pitcher plants, all of which have unique skills to survive in the rainforest environment. To shed light on the incredible biodiversity of Borneo's rainforest, the workshop will show how animals use camouflage and mimicry skills to hide themselves, and participants will also be able to observe pitcher plants and make a dipterocarp seed model on their own.

Jointly organised with Alien United and The Society of Wilderness Sarawak

3.10.2021 (Sun)
13.10.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Virtopsy: Threats to Hong Kong's Cetaceans
Up to 18 species of cetaceans have been recorded or stranded in Hong Kong waters. The Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise are the most commonly seen species. What challenges do they face when living here? The workshop will show you the threats that cetaceans are facing using the latest virtopsy technology.

Jointly organised with Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

6.10.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Amphibians and Reptiles Encounter
"Are all amphibians and reptiles pests?' "Are all snakes poisonous?" There are lots of misunderstandings when it comes to amphibians and reptiles. In fact, they are our close partners and play a vital role in the ecosystem. Through descriptions and encounter sessions, the workshop will introduce the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, offering a new angle for looking at these interesting animals.

Jointly organised with Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation

9.10.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Colourful Nature
Colours are found everywhere in nature, from the brightest shiny colours to camouflage colours that blend in with the environment. Have you ever thought about how colours are formed in nature? This workshop will introduce two colour-producing mechanisms (pigmentary and structural colours) and show you how organisms make use of colours in their lives.

10.10.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Meet the Sea Turtle: A Health Check
There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world. Do you know which species is the most commonly seen in Hong Kong? Sometimes cases of stranded turtles are found in Hong Kong. What challenges do they face when living in Hong Kong waters? This workshop will introduce the species of sea turtles, their living habits, health conditions and how to protect their habitats.

Jointly organised with Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

16.10.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Journey of Seeds
Plants employ many methods to disperse their seeds for reproduction. The seeds leave the plants and travel on a long journey to grow in distant locations. This workshop will introduce the various methods of seed dispersal, such as a free ride, temptation of food or the development of wings.

17.10.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Meeting Horseshoe Crab Workshop
Horseshoe crabs have lived on earth for 400 million years. As their current appearance has not changed much since that time, they are also called a "living fossil". There are only four extant species in the world and two of them are found in Hong Kong. This workshop will introduce the group of animals they associate with, and what we could do in our daily life to protect them and their habitat.

Jointly organised with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong

20.10.2021 (Wed)
27.10.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Dolphin Story Reading Workshop
Dolphins are one of the important indicators of the ocean's health. The loss of dolphin habitats rings alarm bells for the health of marine life and even human life. This workshop introduces the Chinese white dolphin in a lively manner, enabling the audience to explore their world and living habit and learn about the importance of protecting them through a reading of the children's picture book "Red Moon".

Jointly organised with Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society
(Suitable for children aged 3-12 and parents to participate)

23.10.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Butterfly Watch
Butterflies are the second largest order among all insect groups. They are extremely diverse in terms of morphology and colour. What is the secret of their survival strategy? This workshop will tell you all about the senses and habits of butterflies and the common butterfly species in Hong Kong.

24.10.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Flying with Black Kites
The workshop will introduce the flying secrets of birds, focusing on their body features and feather structure. The speaker will present different aspects of the black kite to show the audience the unique features of this common bird in Hong Kong.

Jointly organised with Kite Research Group, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

31.10.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

 

 

November

Programme Title

Date

Time

Virtopsy: Threats to Hong Kong's Cetaceans
Up to 18 species of cetaceans have been recorded or stranded in Hong Kong waters. The Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise are the most commonly seen species. What challenges do they face when living here? The workshop will show you the threats that cetaceans are facing using the latest virtopsy technology.

Jointly organised with Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

3.11.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Dolphin Story Reading Workshop
Dolphins are one of the important indicators of the ocean's health. The loss of dolphin habitats rings alarm bells for the health of marine life and even human life. This workshop introduces the Chinese white dolphin in a lively manner, enabling the audience to explore their world and living habit and learn about the importance of protecting them through a reading of the children's picture book "Red Moon".

Jointly organised with Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society
(Suitable for children aged 3-12 and parents to participate)

6.11.2021 (Sat)
20.11.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Colourful Nature
Colours are found everywhere in nature, from the brightest shiny colours to camouflage colours that blend in with the environment. Have you ever thought about how colours are formed in nature? This workshop will introduce two colour-producing mechanisms (pigmentary and structural colours) and show you how organisms make use of colours in their lives.

7.11.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Meet the Sea Turtle: A Health Check
There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world. Do you know which species is the most commonly seen in Hong Kong? Sometimes cases of stranded turtles are found in Hong Kong. What challenges do they face when living in Hong Kong waters? This workshop will introduce the species of sea turtles, their living habits, health conditions and how to protect their habitats.

Jointly organised with Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

10.11.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Be Close to Jellyfish
Jellyfish are very attractive, especially when observed under special lighting. Some people misunderstand that jellyfish are poisonous and are therefore scared of them. In fact, jellyfish come in diverse body forms and species and some of them are not poisonous. This workshop will introduce the features of this unique living fossil as well as the skills required to breed and raise them. Audience will also have an opportunity to get up close to some jellyfish.

Jointly organised with China Holiness Church Living Spirit College

13.11.2021 (Sat)
14.11.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Unlock the Unnatural – Cetacean Stranding
The workshop will introduce the common cetacean species in Hong Kong and the challenges that they are facing in the wild. "Cetacean Stranding Response Team", the only team supports the marine life stranding in Hong Kong, has immense experience in handling the stranding cases. Despite the recovery of most cases were dead body, information collected were important. Through performing of necropsy and analysis on samples can benefit us to understand the animals in Hong Kong waters, in turn, to formulate a better conservation plan.

Jointly organised with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong

17.11.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Wonders of Borneo Rainforest
The Borneo Rainforest is rich in animal and plant diversity such as orangutans, hornbills and pitcher plants, all of which have unique skills to survive in the rainforest environment. To shed light on the incredible biodiversity of Borneo's rainforest, the workshop will show how animals use camouflage and mimicry skills to hide themselves, and participants will also be able to observe pitcher plants and make a dipterocarp seed model on their own.

Jointly organised with Alien United and The Society of Wilderness Sarawak

21.11.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Meeting Horseshoe Crab Workshop
Horseshoe crabs have lived on earth for 400 million years. As their current appearance has not changed much since that time, they are also called a "living fossil". There are only four extant species in the world and two of them are found in Hong Kong. This workshop will introduce the group of animals they associate with, and what we could do in our daily life to protect them and their habitat.

Jointly organised with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong

24.11.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Keeping Mosquitoes Away
Mosquitoes belong to the class Insecta and the order Diptera. Male mosquitoes feed on nectar and plant sap while female mosquitoes need a blood meal for the development of eggs. Although they are small in size, they can spread diseases which may be lethal to us. How to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes? This workshop will introduce the ecology, species and characteristics of mosquitoes. It will also show ancient and modern mosquito repellent methods and demonstrate DIY mosquito traps and mosquito-repelling incense.

Jointly organised with Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre

27.11.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Flying with Black Kites
The workshop will introduce the flying secrets of birds, focusing on their body features and feather structure. The speaker will present different aspects of the black kite to show the audience the unique features of this common bird in Hong Kong.

Jointly organised with Kite Research Group, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

28.11.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

 

 

December

Programme Title

Date

Time

Virtopsy: Threats to Hong Kong's Cetaceans
Up to 18 species of cetaceans have been recorded or stranded in Hong Kong waters. The Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise are the most commonly seen species. What challenges do they face when living here? The workshop will show you the threats that cetaceans are facing using the latest virtopsy technology.

Jointly organised with Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

1.12.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Dolphin Story Reading Workshop
Dolphins are one of the important indicators of the ocean's health. The loss of dolphin habitats rings alarm bells for the health of marine life and even human life. This workshop introduces the Chinese white dolphin in a lively manner, enabling the audience to explore their world and living habit and learn about the importance of protecting them through a reading of the children's picture book "Red Moon".

Jointly organised with Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society
(Suitable for children aged 3-12 and parents to participate)

4.12.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Journey of Seeds
Plants employ many methods to disperse their seeds for reproduction. The seeds leave the plants and travel on a long journey to grow in distant locations. This workshop will introduce the various methods of seed dispersal, such as a free ride, temptation of food or the development of wings.

5.12.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Wonders of Borneo Rainforest
The Borneo Rainforest is rich in animal and plant diversity such as orangutans, hornbills and pitcher plants, all of which have unique skills to survive in the rainforest environment. To shed light on the incredible biodiversity of Borneo's rainforest, the workshop will show how animals use camouflage and mimicry skills to hide themselves, and participants will also be able to observe pitcher plants and make a dipterocarp seed model on their own.

Jointly organised with Alien United and The Society of Wilderness Sarawak

8.12.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Knowing the Insects
Among the millions of known species on Earth, insects make up more than half of the population. You might be afraid of insects, but in fact they're not scary and exhibit lots of interesting behaviour! Through this workshop, the audience will acquire some basic knowledge about insects and understand how ecologists preserve specimens. Let's appreciate the beauty of insects!

Jointly organised with Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre

11.12.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Colourful Nature
Colours are found everywhere in nature, from the brightest shiny colours to camouflage colours that blend in with the environment. Have you ever thought about how colours are formed in nature? This workshop will introduce two colour-producing mechanisms (pigmentary and structural colours) and show you how organisms make use of colours in their lives.

12.12.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Meet the Sea Turtle: A Health Check
There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world. Do you know which species is the most commonly seen in Hong Kong? Sometimes cases of stranded turtles are found in Hong Kong. What challenges do they face when living in Hong Kong waters? This workshop will introduce the species of sea turtles, their living habits, health conditions and how to protect their habitats.

Jointly organised with Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

15.12.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Nurturing Sea Wonder
There are many types of marine organisms, each with its unique characteristics. Through raising and observing jellyfish, clownfish and seahorses, we can discover a lot of interesting knowledge about them. During the workshop, we will share the features and rearing methods of these marine organisms. Participants can also enjoy their beauty through close observation.

Jointly organised with China Holiness Church Living Spirit College

18.12.2021 (Sat)
19.12.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Unlock the Unnatural – Cetacean Stranding
The workshop will introduce the common cetacean species in Hong Kong and the challenges that they are facing in the wild. "Cetacean Stranding Response Team", the only team supports the marine life stranding in Hong Kong, has immense experience in handling the stranding cases. Despite the recovery of most cases were dead body, information collected were important. Through performing of necropsy and analysis on samples can benefit us to understand the animals in Hong Kong waters, in turn, to formulate a better conservation plan.

Jointly organised with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong

22.12.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Butterfly Watch
Butterflies are the second largest order among all insect groups. They are extremely diverse in terms of morphology and colour. What is the secret of their survival strategy? This workshop will tell you all about the senses and habits of butterflies and the common butterfly species in Hong Kong.

25.12.2021 (Sat)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Flying with Black Kites
The workshop will introduce the flying secrets of birds, focusing on their body features and feather structure. The speaker will present different aspects of the black kite to show the audience the unique features of this common bird in Hong Kong.

Jointly organised with Kite Research Group, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

26.12.2021 (Sun)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

Meeting Horseshoe Crab Workshop
Horseshoe crabs have lived on earth for 400 million years. As their current appearance has not changed much since that time, they are also called a "living fossil". There are only four extant species in the world and two of them are found in Hong Kong. This workshop will introduce the group of animals they associate with, and what we could do in our daily life to protect them and their habitat.

Jointly organised with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong

29.12.2021 (Wed)

2:00 – 2:30pm
3:00 – 3:30pm

 

Venue: Nature Lab, Biodiversity Gallery, G/F., Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 17 persons per session
Admission: Free for museum visitors of Permanent Exhibitions
*Some of the exhibits at Nature Lab may be temporary closed during the workshops. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 

 

 

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Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. For the latest updates, please check the "Today's Programme Schedule" at the digital kiosks in the exhibition hall.

 

Last Modified: 19-10-2021

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