School Programmes Application Guideline & Reminders

Application Guideline

1. All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The submission time will be based on the time of receipt by AFCD. Application cannot be made by phone.

2. Applications should be made at least 3 weeks prior to the programme date and within 3 months. Application for the ‘’Countryside Learning’’ should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the programme date and within 6 months.

3. Applications should be made by school. Each programme has a minimum participant number and a maximum capacity. Please refer to the corresponding webpages for details.

4.Please provide adequate, correct and clear information on the application form. Incomplete application will not be processed.

5. We will notify successful applicants by email or fax.

6. Please treasure our valuable learning resources. If you decide to cancel the booking, please notify the related Centre as soon as possible.


Programme Details

1. Schools should arrange at least 1-2 teachers/staff to supervise and accompany each group of participants. Schools need to consider the programmes’ nature, location, itinerary, and environment, as well as participant’s ability, age and safety, etc. for making appropriate manpower arrangement.

2. All programmes will be conducted in Cantonese. Please specify on the application form if an English-speaking interpreter is required.

3. Schools shall arrange their own transportation to the programme venue, and please note the following details regarding Restricted Road:

   -Shing Mun Road is a Restricted Road. To access the Road by coach, please apply permit(s) from Transport Department.

   -Mount Parker Road is a Restricted Road. To access the Road by coach (28-seater only), please apply permit from Transport Department.

4. To enjoy a safe and environmentally friendly excursion in country parks, teachers are advised to refer to the School Guidelines –for planning and implementing outdoor/fieldwork activities at Country Parks, and brief all participants prior so that they would be aware of hiking safety and environmental conservation.

5. Participants shall bring their own food & drinks, insect repellent and sunscreen. They should put on proper outfit for outdoor activity, especially hiking / sports shoes and hats.

6. School should pay close attention to the latest weather report & forecast by the Hong Kong Observatory through radio, TV or phone before and during the programme. When expecting adverse weather, school should immediately re-assess the programme plan or cancel the programme.

7. During the programme, teachers should pay attention to/remind participants on the followings:

   -Teachers should pay full attention to the group’s safety, stay in the designated activity areas, and not to leave without permission;

   -Remind participants to drink adequate fluid in hot weather to avoid dehydration or heat stroke;

   -Stay on footpaths and avoid walking through vegetation;

   -Keep quiet, do not shout or run;

   -Do not pick or damage plants. Do not touch, disturb or catch any animals;

   -Protect our countryside, keep the environment clean and reduce waste.


Programme Cancellation

1. All programmes will be cancelled without prior notice when:

   -Typhoon Signal no. 3 or above is issued by HKO, or

   -A/an amber, red or black rainstorm warning is issued by HKO, or

   -A thunderstorm warning is issued by HKO, or

   -Classes cancellation/suspension announced by the Education Bureau.

2. All outdoor activities will be cancelled/ suspended without prior notice when:

  •    -A tropical cyclone warning signal is issued by HKO, or
  •    -A/an amber, red or black rainstorm warning is issued by HKO, or
  •    -A thunderstorm forecast/warning is issued by HKO, or
  •    -The Forecast of Health Risk of the Air Quality Health Index is Serious (AQHI Scale 10+) for General Station.

Application

 

 

Kindergarten Programmes Location & Contact Remarks Application
Orienteering: into the Country Parks

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

Group size: 25-80 persons Online Application

Kindergarten Education Scheme -Countryside Adventure

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

The programme is a self-guided tour activity. Enrolment capacity :15-30 students.288

Applicants can get free copies of Children Activity Booklets and borrow teaching aids /materials.

Online Application

My Country Park Excursion

Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2489 1362
Fax: 2884 9786

Group size: 25-50 persons Due to maintenance works and exhibit renewal, Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre is closed from 1st July 2022 until further notice.

Weather & Nature

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326

Group size: 15-30 persons Online Application

Wonderful Nature

Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre

Tel: 2670 1030
Fax: 2670 1091

Group size: 25 persons Online Application

Nature Exploration

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

Group size: 15-20 persons Online Application
Country Parks School Visit Programme for Kindergartens

Contact
Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services

Tel:3188 1856
Fax:2362 7011
Email::healthy@ceces.com.hk

Target:K2 to K3 students

Online Application

 

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Primary School Programmes Location & Contact Remarks Application
Orienteering: into the Country Parks

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

Group size: 25-80 persons Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Exploration – Insect Life Cycles

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326
Email:tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk

Target: P4-P6 students

Group size: 40 persons

Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Exploration – Food Chains and Food Webs

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326
Email:tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk

Target: P4-P6 students

Group size: 40 persons

Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Exploration – Hong Kong Biodiversity

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

Target: P1-P3 students

Group size: 40 persons

Online Application
The Secret life in Country Park

Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2489 1362
Fax: 2884 9786

Group size: 25-50 persons

Due to maintenance works and exhibit renewal, Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre is closed from 1st July 2022 until further notice.
Climate Change and Us

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326

Group size:15-30 persons Online Application
Animal Kaleidoscope

Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre

Tel: 2670 1030
Fax: 2670 1091

Group size:25 persons Online Application
Nature Classroom

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

Group size:15-20 persons Online Application
Country Parks School Visit Programme for Primary Schools

Contact - Environmental Association Limited,

Tel: 2667 0992
Fax: 2667 8212
Email: tpgeopark@taipoea.org.hk

Target:P1 to P6 students Download Application From 
Rock Classroom

Location:Rock Classroom activity room, Lions Nature Education Centre

Contact:Hong Kong Geopark
Fax : 2317-0482

A maximum of 30 students will be accepted for each event.

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Online Application

 

 

Secondary Schools Programmes Location & Contact Remarks Application
Orienteering: into the Country Parks

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234
Fax: 2791 6413

Group size: 25-80 persons Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Learning – Fluvial Environment

Location:Bride's Pool, Plover Cove Country Park

Contact:Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre
Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326
Email:tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk

Target: Form 4 to Form 6 students

Maximum number of Participants: 50

Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Learning – Woodland Ecosystem

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326
Email:tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk

Target: Form 4 to Form 6 students

Maximum number of Participants: 50

Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Learning – The Climate of Hong Kong

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326
Email:tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk

Target: Form 1 to Form 3 students

Maximum number of Participants: 50

Online Application

Curriculum-based Outdoor Learning Programmes in Country Parks

Countryside Learning – Fauna in Hong Kong

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326
Email:tmscpvc@afcd.gov.hk

Target: Form 1 to Form students

Maximum number of Participants: 40

Online Application
Afforestation & Biodiversity in Hong Kong

Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2489 1362
Fax: 2884 9786

Group size: 25-50 persons Due to maintenance works and exhibit renewal, Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre is closed from 1st July 2022 until further notice.
Carbon Footprint and Climate Change

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326

Group size: 15-30 persons Online Application
Hong Kong Biodiversity

Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre

Tel: 2670 1030
Fax: 2670 1091

Group size: 25 persons Online Application
Know more about Agriculture, Fisheries and Nature Conservation

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

Tel: 2792 2234

Group size: 15-20 persons Online Application
Guided walk in Tai Tong Nursery

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326

Target: Form 1 to 3 students

Group size: 15-30 persons

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Country Parks School Visit Programme for Secondary Schools

Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Tel: 2498 9326
Fax: 2498 9326

Venue: School classroom or school hall equipped with computer, projector and audio equipment.

Online Application

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Rock Classroom

Location:Rock Classroom activity room, Lions Nature Education Centre

Contact:Hong Kong Geopark
Fax : 2317-0482

A maximum of 30 students will be accepted for each event.

Download Application From

Online Application

 


Enquiry

For enquiry, please contact the relevant visitor centre as marked above.

 

Opening hours:

Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre, Lions Nature Education Centre, Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre

Monday, Wednesday to Sunday & Public holidays (Except the first two days of the Chinese New Year ), 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (Except the first two days of the Chinese New Year ), 9:30 am - 4:30 pm