HK Student Collecting River Sample in FreshWater Watch Project
Freshwater Watch is a global citizen science project developed by EarthWatch Institute. The aims are to probe the world’s freshwater ecosystem, and to increase the interest protecting the environment. Most importantly, this project is matched STEM education in 2015 Policy Address by Hong Kong Government, which is renewed and enriched the curricula and learning activities by EDB with teachers and student in Hong Kong.
Hence, EarthWatch Institute was successful to host a series Field Trip Events every weekend in November to determine the concept of field-trip measurement and to be sustainable development for student. The events would go to different venues which are focused on Shing Mun River, Mui Tsz Lam Stream, Kwun Tong Nullah, Lam Tsuen River and Tai Po River. The events are the last of its kind organised by Tony Lau, Student of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, and were opened to students and the public joining.
In the Field Trip Events, there were seven students to join. Students were taken an active part to collect and measure. During the events, Lau introduced the Freshwater Watch Project and shared his experience in the past. Lau generated the reflections from the students, those events could be learnt the knowledge of the water quality and different measurement. Moreover, student had experiences and soft skills that could be applied in the career in the future.