Outdoor Education

Perfect opening for the adventurous type

An outdoorsman with a love for working with young people is sought for this adventurous job in an outdoor-based learning centre for youth and adults.

Saturday, 26 January, 2008, 12:00am

Saving the planet one class at a time

Jenny Quinton wants to save the world. A passionate environmental campaigner for most of her life, she believes children and schools are the driving forces for change in a world where environmental issues are rising to the top of the political and educational agenda.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Animal video contest

Children 12 and under are invited to film themselves or their favourite pets or animals as part of World Animal Day celebrations this month.

In Hong Kong, the Animals Asia Foundation is asking youngsters to take part in a competition to shoot short videos to express what animals mean to them and upload their work onto the website YouTube.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Scouting out the future

As the first-ever Chinese leader of the world Scouts community, Herman Hui plans to take scouting to the mainland

When HERMAN Hui Chung-shing signed up to be a Scout 42 years ago, all he wanted was to collect as many badges as possible.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Housing estate wins top honours for its educational project

WITH THE DEVELOPMENT of green organisations and green websites, environmental information is now more easily accessible.

Claiming ignorance of environmental damage is becoming more difficult, especially for La Cite Nobel residents.

8 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Teenagers lack environmental savvy

A recent survey shows that nearly 60 per cent of teenagers thought their awareness of environmental issues was weak, and that only 25 per cent took part in environmental activities over the last year.

The survey was conducted in March by the Hong Kong Children and Youth Services, a non- governmental social service agency funded by the Social Welfare Department.

29 May 2000 - 12:00am

Formal environmental education holds the key to saving the planet

Although there are millions of visitors to Hong Kong each year, many never get beyond the central shopping sections of the city.

Apart from a few excursions, many return home not realising that the outlying islands and New Territories contain some glorious walking country and important conservation areas, such as the internationally recognised Mai Po Nature Reserve.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Outwardly challenging and inwardly rewarding

Doing an Outward Bound course makes you a better all-round person according to Maximilian Ma, a member of the Outward Bound Trust.

'It is character-building and benefits people,' says Max, who insists that although the course is not academic, it is educational because 'you learn something about yourself and others'.

11 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Scout hikers rescued

Ten scouts and their four adult leaders lost their way on a hiking trip on Mui Tsz Lam Road near Ma On Shan and had to be brought to safety by police.

22 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Interactive lessons make it easier being green for students

A PLASTIC globe was tossed around a room full of people. Whoever caught it called out either 'land' or 'water', depending on where their hands were touching.

Three out of four times 'water' was shouted out. In five minutes, the composition of the Earth's surface had been illustrated.

21 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Time to tackle green issues

A prize-winning student has blasted the Government's green credentials, claiming Hong Kong's environmental problems are out of control.

The criticism comes from Cheung Sau-har, a Form Seven student at Pui Ching College, who says environmental protection should top the SAR Government's agenda.

9 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Adventure travel warning

A NEW breed of action tourist is emerging, one keen to bungee jump from helicopters and go whitewater rafting after dark.

Adventure travel operators say that despite last Monday's tragedy in Bali when three Hong Kong tourists were killed rafting, people are lining up to take the ultimate ride.

7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Schools not polluters

I WRITE in response to the letter 'Harmful' (South China Morning Post, November 7) concerning environmental pollution in schools. I disagree with the writer's point that students are not considering both the financial and environmental cost of using paper.

22 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Call for boost to green studies

THE Government should provide more funds for environmental studies at Hong Kong's tertiary institutions, the programme leader in environmental studies at the Open Learning Institute, Dr Ho Kin-chung, said.

13 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

All gone green

I REFER to Susan Pang's letter headlined ''Poor Environmental Education'' (South China Morning Post, May 11).

Recognising the importance of environmental education, the Government has been working on a number of initiatives aimed at raising the environmental consciousness and knowledge of our students.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am