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Countryside Learning - Woodland Ecosystem

Class:

Senior Secondary (S4-S6)

Woodland Ecosystem Photo

Subject:

Biology

Location:

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Maximum number of Participants: 50
Note: When conducting the field trip, teacher must follow Guidelines on Outdoor Activities or the relevant guidelines/notices on field trips by the Education Bureau, Health Advice to Schools for the Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) by the Department of Health and all other prevention guidelines on COVID-19 by the Government of the HKSAR.
   

Class:

Senior Secondary (S4-S6)

Subject:

Biology

Location:

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Maximum number of Participants: 50
Note: When conducting the field trip, teacher must follow Guidelines on Outdoor Activities or the relevant guidelines/notices on field trips by the Education Bureau, Health Advice to Schools for the Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) by the Department of Health and all other prevention guidelines on COVID-19 by the Government of the HKSAR.

Woodland Ecosystem Photo

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Learning objectives:

This programme aims at examining the fundamental concept of woodland ecology and cultivating students’ attitude of nature conservation during field study. For knowledge, students will be able to relate the history of the plantation in Hong Kong with the common plant species identified in woodland.  Most ecological processes, such as ecological succession, effect of human impact and relationships between organisms and adaptations can also be explored in woodland. For skills, group activities and scientific investigation in the field aims at developing student's generic skills such as communication skills, creativity, critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills (3Cs+1P), and scientific inquiry skills. Inquiry in nature helps deepen students’ prior knowledge and allows students to be engaged in self-directed learning. With regard to attitude, students will be aware of the fragility and importance of woodland. It helps cultivate a pro-environmental attitude of conserving and caring for nature, and develop students’ responsibility for conservation.

 


Relevance to curriculum:

In accordance with Biology Curriculum and Assessment Guide (S4-S6) Related Chapter:

Organisms and Environment (Compulsory part) and Applied Ecology (Elective part)


Type of field activity:

Scientific Investigation: Plant survey

 

During the scientific investigation, students will be able to relate the concept of composition and structure of woodland in real life. Furthermore, they will have a chance to examine biodiversity of woodland, identify common species of woodland and explore how organisms adapt to the environment by collecting data and conducting analysis.

This L&T package provides an opportunity for students to get a closer look on local woodland and biodiversity, especially plant species biodiversity. This activity encourages students to explain and share their findings with the language of science after the field trip. Moreover, students will be able to acquire and practice key skills and tools that frequently used in scientific investigations.

 

 


Event calendar:

Mondays – Fridays* (except Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays) (*Note: Country Park Visitor Centres are closed on Tuesdays, only the outdoor study sites are open for reservation.)

AM ( 9 a.m. to 12 noon.) or PM (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Applications should be submitted no earlier than 6 months but at least 2 weeks before the date of the activity.


How to Enroll:

Please fill in the Application Form (Limited quota will be allocated on a first-come- first-served basis)


Language:

Chinese/ English


Demonstration Video:

Instruction of group's scientific investigation:

Abiotic factors measurement in open area

 

Abiotic factors measurement in woodland

 

Tree Survey

 

 


Download:

Field Book (Student) Field Book (Student) Field Guide
Field Book (Teacher) Field Book (Student) Field Guide

 


Enquiry:

Please contact Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre on Monday, Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (except the first two days of the Chinese New Year) at 2498 9326 or email to tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk.


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