WWF Connect2Nature 4 Kids

13 Dec


Through outdoor experiential learning at WWF learning centres, children learn about the link between humans and nature, nurturing a positive attitude towards our natural environment.

Features
Explore incredible natural environments
Learn about nature at Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre, Tai Po natural coastline & Island House Conservation Studies Centre

Enjoy nature in a FUN way
Children develop an appreciation for nature through experiential learning and citizen science activities in natural habitats

Enhance collaborative skills
Group missions encourage active communication and collaboration among children

Learn from experienced educators
Facilitate children’s experience that can be applied to their daily life

Programme starts in January — book your place now!

JUNIOR ORNITHOLOGIST

Ever wondered why Mai Po Nature Reserve is called a bird paradise?

Join WWF’s Junior Ornithologist programme and let your kids view first-hand the thousands of migratory birds that pass through the reserve each year. Kids ages 6-12 will discover the world of ornithology while developing patience and observation skills through bird watching, games and a variety of other activities, including keeping a “wild journal”. Limited capacity.
Age: 6-12
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Date: 11, 12, 18 January 2020

Time:
Morning
Explore Hong Kong’s only wetland nature reserve
Fun games about birds
Lunch @ Mai Po Nature Reserve (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Observe and record migratory birds

Place: Mai Po Nature Reserve

Price: HK$ 900/child
For more information and to register please follow this link.

JUNIOR URBAN ECOLOGIST

Be one of WWF’s Junior Urban Ecologists and discover Hong Kong’s rich and extraordinary urban biodiversity at city parks and natural coastlines. Through games and observation at Tai Po Waterfront Park and Island House Conservation Studies Centre, children and parents will learn about the relationship between organisms and the environment, while nurturing interest in local species. They will also create their own urban “Pokédex” for recording urban wildlife encountered.

Date: 8, 22,23 February 2020

Time:
Morning
Learn about urban ecology through interactive games
Discover urban biodiversity
Lunch @ Island House (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Natural coastal exploration
Create urban “Pokédex”
Age: 6-12 (must be accompanied by at least 1 adult)
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Place: Tai Po Waterfront Park and Island House Conservation Studies Centre

Price: HK$ 1350 (1 Child and 1 parent) ,
HK$ 900 for 2nd Child,
HK$ 450 for 2nd parent
For more information and to register please follow this link.

JUNIOR OCEANOGRAPHER

Kids will explore a marine environment and experience the work of an oceanographer at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. They will learn to observe beach organisms as well as microscopic plankton and investigate seawater quality and its relationship with marine life. The programme content aligns with General Studies curriculum and STEM education.

Date: 19, 25, 26 April 2020

Time:
Morning
Coastal exploration
Use of scientific equipment to find out characteristics of seawater
Lunch @ Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Plankton observation & art workshop
Coral observation on glass-bottom boat
Age: 6-12
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Place: Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Price: HK$ 900/child
For more information and to register please follow this link.

About WWF HK: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, they have expanded and adjusted their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Kafnu x Gwen’s Boutique: Sustainable Christmas Market – 15 Dec

9 Dec


It’s the most wonderful time the year, and this Christmas, let us all do some good by gifting presents that are kind to our environment and support local sustainable brands!

Kafnu and Gwen’s Boutique are presenting a special Christmas edition of their popular Sustainable Sunday Market. Find the perfect gift for your loved one that won’t leave guilt on your conscience at our curation of more than 20 green brands, many of them made locally and supporting marginalised communities.

Co-organised with Gwen’s Boutique, which upcycles second-hand clothing, part of the proceeds will be donated to Plastic Free Seas, a charity that is fighting to clear our seas from plastic. Do some good together this festive season!

::: 🛍 Stores 🛒 :::
Gwen’s Boutique – Second-hand clothing pop-up store selling good quality high street items


The Bali Box – Make living a natural and plastic free life easy with The Bali Box, Hong Kong’s first eco-conscious subscription.

Ritu Priyanka – Bringing Indian Handlooms to the ever evolving world of fashion and to design for the ethically conscious client. We are a Hong Kong based design firm with grounded roots in India.


Prthv.hk – Timeless, transparent and circular economy design products that prioritise people, community and our resources.


ReBooked HK – Hong Kong’s first online store for used English language children’s books.

Etcetera – Handmade, fair trade & eco-friendly. You will find handmade bracelets, backpacks, hand-painted boxes, nativities and toys, etc from various counties including Guatemala, Bolivia and Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Spain and Peru and more!


Mayse Artisan Bakery – Based on Latvian and Northern European recipes we create our own unique healthy plant-based sourdough bread and pizza. A family run bakery.

SANI – Socially-conscious scarves, blankets and throws woven by marginalised women

Lacess – High quality leather sneakers for the modern minimalist.

Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Place: Kafnu, 2F of the Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon

Free registration: To register please follow this link

About Plastic Free Seas: Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.

Winter Charity Bazaar benefitting HK Breast Cancer Foundation 14 Dec

5 Dec


The Hive Spring invites you to a Christmas Charity Bazaar organized in collaboration with the German Speaking Ladies for the benefits of Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation! Whether you‘re looking to shop for a good cause or searching for last-minute gifts, their charity marketplace has got you covered. Join with your friends and family for a day of festive fun!

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Time: 10am – 6pm

Place: The Hive Spring, 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang

Price: Free, to attend please register here

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation : Founded in 2005, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) is the first non-profit organisation dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer in the local community through education, patient support, research and advocacy.

Island House Festival 7-8 Dec

1 Dec


Discover sustainable solutions to change the way we live at WWF-Hong Kong’s Island House Conservation Studies Centre in Tai Po, featuring talks by conservation experts, eco-guided visits, workshops, film screenings and a green market with live music, DIY workshops, face painting and more!

Come with your family and friends and learn how to reduce your ecological footprint.

Date: 7-8 December 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 10:30am-5pm

Place: Island House Conservation Studies Centre, Tai Po

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted its mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Room to Read Volunteers needed: Festive ‘Stories from The Tree’ at The Peninsula Hotel

29 Nov

Room to Read needs volunteers to support the festive campaign at The Peninsula Hotel selling six colourful character ornaments to raise funds for Room to Read!

Meals will be provided for volunteers. Please note that persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If interested, please email Annie at annie.dahne@roomtoread.org for more information and shift times.

Date: December 1-20 and 27-30

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

December Beers for Books

27 Nov


Join Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate a fantastic year for Room to Read at their festive December Beers for Books! RtR will be sharing their latest development updates and most importantly celebrate what they have achieved together as a community in 2019 with some beautifully crafted tea-based cocktails!

As well as a fantastic raffle collection, RtT will have also representatives from Elephant Community Press selling their children’s books as stocking fillers with proceeds going to Room to Read.

Date: Monda, 9 December 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Place: Tell Camellia, LG/Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger St, Central

Price: HK$10 per drink will go towards Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing Program. HK$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners across Asia and Africa.

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/

Ebenezer Walk with PRIDE 2019 – 8 Dec

23 Nov

Visual Impairment is Never an Obstacle for a Brighter Future

Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired is a charitable agency founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. Founded in the Christian faith, they strive to provide quality educational, rehabilitation, boarding and employment services for visually impaired children, youth and elderly.

Support the Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired and their vital work supporting the visually impaired in Hong Kong by joining their walk.

Participants are encouraged to put on the eye mask/blindfold provided to experience a short walk without sight and empathize with the visually impaired

Bring your own water bottles. Water refill stations and recycling boxes will be set up to help everyone contribute to environmental protection.

Pets are welcome

Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019

Time:
Registration – 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony – 9:15 am
Walk Starting Time – 9:45 am

Place: Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired, Pokfulam

There are two route options:
i . Ebenezer School to/from Pokfulam Reservoir (~60 mins, ~5 km)
ii. Ebenezer School to The Peak (~90 mins, ~3 km)

Minimum Sponsorship: Each participant shall raise a minimum of HK$250

(Children aged 6 or under are exempt from the minimum required sponsorship)

For more information and to register, please follow this link to Ebenezer’s website.

About : Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired is a charitable agency founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. Founded in the Christian faith, they strive to provide quality educational, rehabilitation, boarding and employment services for visually impaired children, youth and elderly.