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The First Ocean Park International Conservation STEAM Competition

14 Jan


As part of the First Ocean Park International STEAM Education Conference 2019, Ocean Park Hong Kong has organised the first Ocean Park International Conservation STEAM Competition.

What is STEAM?:
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Ocean Park Hong Kong would like to invite you and your students to get inspired by taking part in their International STEAM Competition.

The competition aims to encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills in STEAM-related disciplines to solve real-life problems, especially using their creativity to propose innovative solutions for global environmental issues.

Eligibility:
1. Full time students reached 15 – 19 years of age on or before January 1, 2018;
2. Maximum 5 students for each team;
3. Maximum 2 teams for each school;
4. At least one supervising teacher for each school; and
5. Top 5 schools on each topic in the First Round Assessment will be selected to enter the Final Round Presentation

Competition Topics: The theme of the competition is “STEAM and Marine Conservation”, participants can select one of the below 3 topics to join the competition
STEAM action – Propose technology solutions to clean marine debris and conserve marine biodiversity.
STEAM promotion – Create art products to promote the reduction of marine debris or the conservation of biodiversity.
STEAM public awareness – Use technology (e.g. virtual reality) to raise the awareness of the general public to reduce marine debris and conserve biodiversity.

Competition Timeline:
Submission Deadline
February 15, 2019 (23:59 Hong Kong time)

Final Round Presentation
June 20, 2019

For more information, please follow this link

Application: To apply, please complete the form by following this link

About Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong: Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong is committed to advocating, facilitating and participating in effective conservation of Asian wildlife, with an emphasis on Chinese white dolphins and giant pandas as well as their habitats through partnerships, fundraising, research and education. It envisions a world where Asian wildlife remains biologically diverse under the stewardship of humans, corporations and governments.

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PETA’s Pints for Pigs

2 Jan

PETA’s Pints for Pigs – an awesome night of craft beer tasting to celebrate the New Year and help animals. At this fun event, you’ll get the first taste of H.K. Lovecraft’s Doppelbock beer at the launch of this new brew, get a chance to win exciting raffle prizes, and hear all the latest exciting news about PETA and their campaigns.

Every ticket includes your choice of six beer tasters (120 ml), two pints (500 ml) or three non-alcoholic drinks, vegan snacks and entry into a raffle. All proceeds will support PETA’s work for all animals.

Date: Monday, 21 January 2019

Time: 6-11pm

Place: Hong Kong Island Taphouse, 1A-1B Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Price: $248, to register, please follow this link. The entrance fee is $288 for walk-in participants.

E-mail JackieT@PETAAsiaPacific.com with any questions

About PETA Asia: PETA Asia was established in Hong Kong at 2004 and is an affiliate of PETA US, the world’s largest animal rights organization. PETA US and its affiliates have over 6.5 million members and supporters around the world. PETA Asia and its international affiliates are dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Foster a dog or cat from Kirsten’s Zoo

1 Dec

Once an animal has been rescued or surrendered, the first step is a medical check-up from Kirsten’s Zoo’s vet team at Acorn in Sai Ying Pun. This includes a full health check, vaccinations, desex (if required), microchip, Frontline (for fleas) and worming. The next step is to find the animal a permanent home. If immediate adoption is not possible then Kirsten’s Zoo looks for a foster home – animals thrive in this environment, good food, love and care will do wonders. Fostering offers Kirsten’s Zoo animals the best chance of finding a permanent home!

The advantage of fostering is that not only are you providing a much needed temporary home for an animal, but you have the opportunity to experience life with a pet – particularly valuable if you are unsure of committing to adoption. Kirsten’s Zoo fosters come from all backgrounds – some only ever foster, some start out fostering but find the pet they want to adopt, some have adopted and continue to foster more animals – the paths are many!

During the foster period, the animal remains in the ownership of Kirsten’s Zoo – all medical bills will be funded by the charity but Kirsten’s Zoo ask that their fosters provide the normal supplies as for an adopted pet – food, toys, a bed – and maintain the worming/de-flea/Heart Guard routine – as required. Kirsten’s Zoo fosters are also asked to attend the monthly adoption days so foster pets have the chance to meet potential adopters. Kirsten’s Zoo will be in close contact during the foster period, ask for updates on how the foster pet is getting on and for photos for advertising purposes.

To register your interest in fostering and for fostering guidelines, please complete the foster form by following this link (scroll to the bottom of the page) – you can select a cat or a dog depending on your preference. You will also be asked to complete and sign a foster agreement which sets out the terms of fostering with Kirsten’s Zoo.

About Kirsten’s Zoo: Kirsten’s Zoo Limited is a non profit, volunteer-run animal rescue organisation. Kirsten’s Zoo provides safe shelter and medical care to abandoned, surrendered, neglected and often abused animals. Their goal is to stop the flow of unwanted animals. Kirsten’s Zoo takes them in and ensures that they are spayed/neutered and have all the necessary medical care provided to them. Kirsten’s Zoo then places them in foster homes until they are adopted.

Kirsten’s Zoo does not have a shelter or their own kennels, but they do need to use private kennels at times. Kirsten’s Zoo relies on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers who are willing to provide time, love, enthusiasm and temporary foster homes for the animals that desperately need their help. With the assistance of Acorn Veterinary Hospital Kirsten’s Zoo is able to offer a package for their rescue cats and dogs, ensuring that (where possible) all of their animals leave them in the best possible health.

WWF-Hong Kong Flag Day Volunteers needed

13 Nov

Lend your support for WWF-Hong Kong by signing up to be their Flag Day volunteer.

To sign up, please follow this link and scroll down to the four different registration forms.

Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018

Time: 7am – 12:30pm

Place: Hong Kong Island

Contact:
Tel: 2526-1011 (Select language then press 4, 5, 0)
Email: flagday@wwf.org.hk

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 their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Sharks: Up Close and Personal

2 Nov


Hong Kong Shark Foundation, and the Hong Kong office of global law firm Skadden Arps are pleased to host a unique shark photography talk “Sharks: Up Close and Personal“. Underwater photographer Simon Lorenz will share a photographic tale of worldwide shark interactions – from the smallest to the largest, from the most docile to the most dangerous ones. He will show that anyone can snorkel and dive with sharks and give insight on how to behave around sharks.

Simon Lorenz is a regular author for dive magazines around the world. With his travel company Insider Divers, he runs guided group trips, combining unusual dive experiences with photo training. As a PADI instructor, his aim is to further the diving and photography skills of his guests. At his home in Hong Kong, he operates Pool Portrait, the first underwater photo studio in the city. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, Simon supports efforts to reduce shark fin consumption in China.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is gratis. Seating is limited to 40 people so tickets are on a first come basis. To register please follow this link to Eventbrite

For more information, please email info@hksharkfoundation.org.

Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Place: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 42/F, Central

About Hong Kong Shark Foundation: Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated exclusively to shark conservation. They aim to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong.

Every year, over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other products, with over 50% of the world’s shark fin being traded through Hong Kong. The demand for shark products has contributed to the rapid decline of many species, with an estimated 1/3 of species already endangered or nearing extinction. Removing sharks from our oceans will threaten the delicate balance of ecosystems that are valuable sources of food and key elements in regulating our climate.

HKSF members/volunteers come from around the world, but most live and work in Hong Kong. Regardless of nationality or ethnicity, they are united in their desire to conserve shark populations for future generations. HKSF believes this a rare opportunity for one city to make a significant impact on a global scale. Please act now to help reduce the consumption of shark products in Hong Kong and save the world’s sharks.

Any questions, email info@hksharkfoundation.org or message/call 9095-6652.

KFBG Autumn Festival 2018

17 Oct

KFBG Autumn Festival is Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden‘s yearly large-scale on-site event to celebrate and appreciate nature’s gifts and showcase ways of living in harmony with our environment.

The themes of this year’s Autumn Festival are connecting people with Nature, conservation, and low-carbon living. Apart from the usual plant and animal exhibits, various experiential activities will be set up to promote physical and mental wellness. Activities include: “Upside Down” Exploring the World of Bats Exhibition, Green Market, Experiential Activities, Through the Innocent Eyes Parent-child Photo Event, Art Workshops, Guided Tours, Animal Encounters and Story-telling Activity.

Come explore the wilderness and celebrate the autumn season through one of the many experiential activities at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden on the 3rd and 4th November 2018!

For more information please email edu_programme@kfbg.org

Date: 3-4 November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm (Last admission: 4:00pm)

Place: Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
For directions, please follow this link

About Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG): Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) spreads over 148 hectares of land on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, near the town of Tai Po.

KFBG has a deep-set valley between two ridges, with a stream running steeply down through the forest. On the slopes there are forest, theme gardens, vegetable terraces, 8km of walking trails, 9km of roads, and conservation and educational facilities.

The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives; and to provide leisure and educational experience for the public. The theme gardens were designed and planted from the 1960’s onwards, and through planting, natural process and protection from fire, what was once barren scrubland is now mature forest. Visitors are welcome.

LumiVoce is looking for an Operations Manager (part time)

8 Oct

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? LumiVoce is seeking a proactive individual to contribute to its efforts on wildlife conservation and biodiversity. LumiVoce is looking for a Manager of Operations to assist the daily operations from finance, administration, and event coordination. Their team consists of hardworking and fun individuals who have come together to shed light on the plight of wildlife through music. As a charity, LumiVoce often find themselves with their hands full and therefore need someone to manage their day to day operations. If you are someone who can wear multiple hats at the same time, have some experience in operations, administration and event management, please get in touch with the LumiVoce team.

This is a part-time, flexible position, however, LumiVoce acknowledges that there will be a considerable investment in terms of time especially before and during an event. LumiVoce is therefore looking for someone who can be flexible with their time and is able to multitask.

For more information and a detailed job description, please click on the link: http://www.lumivoce.org/job

Please send your CV and Covering Letter explaining why you are interesting in joining LumiVoce to info@lumivoce.org.

About LumiVoce: Inspiring people to fall in love with wildlife through the beauty and power of music and stories to reduce demand. Turning today’s wildlife consumers into tomorrow’s wildlife protectors.

The Chinese character for listening includes ears, eyes and heart 聽.

Are we listening? Are we listening with our ears, eyes, heart, mind and soul?

Do we really know what a healthy forest truly sounds like?

I was moved to action when I heard that every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its tusk (ivory), that every 8 hours a rhino is brutally slaughtered for its horn, that we have lost 58% of the planet’s wildlife since the 1970s (WWF living planet report 2016), and, finally, that we are losing them at 1000 times the normal background rate.

“As a singer I want to lend my voice to the voiceless wildlife, to illuminate with sound, to combine my passions for music and wildlife to make a difference.
You may ask why music?

Because music is powerful and it touches the human heart. Why is it said that music is a universal language? Because it is the language of the heart, mind and soul. It vibrates within the core of our being. It transcends cultures, space and time. I grew up with music during China’s Cultural Revolution. My parents were exiled to the countryside to do hard labor.

“I hope my voice will inspire others to join in. One voice becomes thousands of voices, like a great symphony of love for the wild.”

Dr. Ying Ying Liu, Founder