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Virtual Tour at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

KC Cheng and Rose Chung
Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
This talk is particularly suitable for our teenage members as well as for all adults. The event is free of charge for members. For guests or non members, the registration fee is $50. Please click into https://www.rgshk.org.hk/payment-for-kadoorie-farm-s-webtalk-on-tue-13-apr. The webinar link is going to be sent at 12.30 pm on Tuesday, 13 April.
In this webtalk, the speakers take the audience on a virtual tour of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), introducing the organisation’s fauna and flora conservation work in Hong Kong. This includes snake rescue, golden coin turtle conservation, native forest restoration, incense tree and orchid conservation, as well as the challenges and outcomes of these. This also brings audiences into the secret world of wild animals in Hong Kong by showcasing various photos and footage captured by camera traps across KFBG during its native wildlife survey.

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.  The farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support, to help them lead independent lives.  As times changed and farming declined in Hong Kong, the farm gave increasing attention to environmental issues.

KFBG's work and influence now spread far beyond the KFBG site.  It raises awareness of ecological and sustainability issues, and undertakes species conservation and ecosystem restoration in Hong Kong and Southern China.  It also reconnects people with nature and promotes sustainable lifestyles.

KC Cheng is an Education Officer at KFBG.  He has over six years of experience in science and nature education.  He is also a certified arborist and a forest school leader.  At KFBG, he works with his team to design and conduct a range of education programmes including ecological field study projects for high school students and tree planting events for corporates and groups, to enhance their self-awareness and connection to nature.  He also communicates regularly with ecologists and conservationists to enhance his education work.

Rose Chung is an Education Officer at KFBG.  She is a certified forest therapy guide and certified arborist.  Her geographical background and enthusiasm for nature has taken her to devote her career into nature education, designing and running programmes ranging from scientific to mindfulness, from children to adults. At KFBG, education programmes are designed using a holistic approach with the aim to inspire people to appreciate and build more connection with nature.

The opinions expressed in this talk are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong.       

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