Engaging, creative ways to support Hong Kong’s marine life
We get it mama, somewhere along the path of parenthood, looking out for the next generation became top priority. We’re not sure whether the desire to be more environmentally friendly has stemmed from wanting to educate our little humans, or if it’s these tiny teachers’ ability to love all wildlife that’s encouraging us to do the same. Either way, if you’re looking to raise a dedicated, reflective humanitarian (yes, please!), whilst raising your own awareness, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK) and Hongkong Land are working to do their part!
These experts are committed to advocating, facilitating and participating in conserving wildlife all across Asia (with a focus on giant pandas, Chinese white dolphins and marine life). Their current youth programme, co-organised with Hongkong Land and City University of Hong Kong (CityU), offers local students opportunities to rear horseshoe crabs (with adult supervision and expert assistance) right here in Hong Kong!
Looking to get involved? Their “Descendants of the Earth: Horseshoe Crab” programme runs over two weekends, with fun-filled (meaningful) workshops to make sure the conservation message is reaching a newer and wider audience. Plus, with plenty of games, and creative classes, we know the kids will find these educational talks fun AND intellectually stimulating.
Four exclusive classes are offered to Sassy Mama Readers on Sunday, 10 July, 2016. With Postcard making from 11:30am to 12 noon (Class Code: 10AX), Tote Bag Up-cycling from 12:30 to 1pm (10BX), Horseshoe Crab Crafts from 1:30 to 2pm (10CX), and a Horseshoe Crab Conservation Talk (in English) from 2 to 3pm (10T), there will be plenty to keep the kids busy! Simply RSVP by emailing [email protected], and quote ‘Sassy Mama’. Or check out their full schedule for more available times.
Horseshoe crabs have existed for over 475 million years (tell the bubs they predate dinosaurs!), and are often called “living fossils”. With an estimated 90% decrease in population over the last 10 years, these precious creatures could definitely use our support. We love that OPCFHK and CityU are really beginning to take steps in the right direction by laying a solid foundation for future generations!
This city is so much more than an urban jungle, and the beautiful beaches and the abundance of ocean surrounding us are just a couple of aspects that make our home unique. So of course we want to make sure we’re doing all we can to help preserve the natural beauty. Plus if it means we’re raising caring little humanitarians in the process, we’re definitely on board!