Special workshop for AFCD Biodiversity Festival 2016: Bamboo Biodiversity Jungle Gym

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Bamboo biodiversity jungle gym

Bamboo scaffolding is everywhere in Hong Kong but what do you know about this amazing resource?

We are working with a third generation, Hong Kong, bamboo scaffolding firm, and Playright, the play and children’s advocacy NGO, to build a pop-up jungle gym and this workshop will explore the biodiversity values of bamboo through play-based activities.  Climbing encouraged!

This workshop is part of Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2016, “Connecting with Nature” held between Oct – Dec 2016, with 130+ different biodiversity education and conservation programmes offered by over 40 participating organisations including government, universities, business sector and NGOs.  Our workshop is supported by AFCD’s Biodiversity Subvention Fund.

What’s next?  Keep watch for the first Hong Kong Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP), under the International Convention on Biological Diversity, to be launched by the Environment Bureau and AFCD by 2016 year end.

Date: Throughout Dec 2016 (extended to 8 Jan 2017)
Time: 2 hours
Suitable for: Primary and Lower Secondary Students
Content: Creativity exercises; biodiversity treasure hunt on and around a jungle gym created by a Hong Kong bamboo scaffold team; bamboo den building; bamboo model making
Capacity: 30 per session
Cost: FREE
Enrolment: Group appointment, schools will have priority. Email to info@taitamtuk.org

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