About

About us

Tai Tam Tuk Eco Education Centre is a non-profit organisation set up in 2012 by five outdoor enthusiasts inspired by this outstanding area, in turn to inspire HK’s young people to take action for sustainability.

Everyone benefits from the 70 percent green space and 40 percent country park that is our home, and we invite schools to make Tai Tam your “backyard”.

We’ll help you build your knowledge on the area, or join our half-day workshops developed with the local community including the Water Services Department, HKU Swire Institute of Marine Science, UNESCO-HK Association, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Ocean Recovery Alliance.

Let’s work together to protect the planet, starting from HK.

Mission

Educate to inspire action for sustainable development in HK’s young people, by facilitating hands on interaction with the outstanding nature and culture of Tai Tam, and stimulating the development of local green communities.

Vision

HK as a beacon of sustainable society, powered by richly networked green communities, inspiring China, Asia and the world.

Eco Education Centre

Located between Tai Tam Bay and Tai Tam Country Park, our Eco Education Centre offers learning programmes inspired by Tai Tam Tuk and its surroundings for students of all ages in Hong Kong.  Our current courses are about Biodiversity, Water and Us, Life of a Plant.  One of our next courses will investigate marine plastic debris.

All our courses are designed as onsite field study workshops.  We also design outreach versions of our courses to bring the experience into schools.

We work with local and international primary and secondary schools, vocational and university students and our courses can be adapted for any age group.

Educational approach

We believe that education should inspire and provide a lifelong desire and enthusiasm for learning.  Our Centre applies an integrated approach to learning using content, local environment and hands on experience.

We support and promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and our courses are based on ESD principles.

We work with teacher training programmes and interns at secondary schools and universities.

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Dam completed in 1917

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Dam (1912-1917)

Eco Education Centre

Eco Education Centre

Tai Tam Tuk dragon boat festival 2013

Tai Tam Tuk dragon boat festival

Classroom activities

Classroom activities