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Floating Marine Laboratory, proof of concept demonstration on the water, Friday May 22.

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Floating Marine Laboratory, proof of concept demonstration on the water, Friday May 22.

  With HKU Master of Architecture students, we are designing an innovative ocean science and entrepreneurship infrastructures. A floating laboratory for research and development to study the ocean and develop sustainable solutions for the Hong Kong waters and the world.  Time: Friday, May 22, 2020, at 11:00 - 12:00 Hong Kong Time VIrtual Location: https://hku.zoom.us/j/91067882707  | Meeting ID: 910 6788 2707   ConceptThe ocean is where all life comes from and our future depends on it. The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface and absorbs most of the heat from the sun, therefore controlling the earth’s climate. But...

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Mini-Expedition: BGCA Bradbury

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Mini-Expedition: BGCA Bradbury

We were so excited to visit our partners at the BGCA Bradbury center in Sai Kung. The center is located in a green paradise.    To get to the center one must hike about 20 minutes from the main road past several valuable archeological sites - or swim across the channel! What impressed us the most was the access to the sea. How beautiful.  The dormitories are arranged in a "little village" fashion. Each house is a dorm.  There is a big common room for activities. Climbing walls, archery, so many fun things to do! There is 20 staff working...

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Mini-expedition: Shui Hau Wan, South Lantau, Hong Kong

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Mini-expedition: Shui Hau Wan, South Lantau, Hong Kong

Shui Hau Wan is Hong Kong favorite site for kite surfers and clam fishers (on this website, you can see the real-time wind and wave conditions!). With its shallow warm waters, shielded from the waves, but not the wind, it is a beautiful spot that's easily accessible. It is also a fragile environment and culture. Today, I saw more than a hundred tourists digging the muddy sand looking for shells without oversight... Sometimes I wonder if it is better to catch in the wild abundant specie or sustainable aquaculture... Video of the site Map of the site 水口灣是位於大嶼山南岸的一個隱蔽的海灣,退潮後面積可達0.2平方公里。潮間帶的生境主要以沙坪為主,亦是大嶼山其中一個中國鱟(Tachypleus tridentatus) 的繁殖地。面向海,右方有紅樹林及河口,可找到一些迴游性魚類如鰻魚。上游地帶是主要是棄耕地及灌木叢,雨季時蛙鳴不絕於耳。政府曾計劃將水口劃為「具特殊科學價值」地點,後來擱置收場。2016年頭,大嶼山發展咨詢委員會建議在大嶼山大力拓展旅遊基建,包括在水口建水上樂園、動物農莊等,計劃若落實將為水口帶來生態破壞和人為扞擾。Shui...

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Mini-expedition: sustainable marine fish farm in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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Mini-expedition: sustainable marine fish farm in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

To visit a fish farm, one must find it! We were very lucky to visit HK Aquaculture a few days ago! Location In search of a site to test our concept of marine technologies for MakerBay and the Floating Marine Laboratory at HKU, we were looking for sustainable aquaculture. After a google search "Marine fish farm hong kong', we came across this marine fish farm: Hong Kong Aquaculture is one of the few established marine fish farms in Hong Kong. Located at the marine culture raft in Yung Shue Au, Sai Kung. I contacted them and quickly on Facebook, triangulated the relationship...

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Why is "Making" important to child's learning?

Why is "Making" important to child's learning?

Written by Maria Li   In this blog post, we begin by offering a general overview of the learning theories most common in maker education. Along the way, we highlight concrete examples of how we combined these ideas to develop the maker curriculum in schools. We’ll only scratch the surface here, so if any of the ideas discussed resonate with your, we encourage you to delve deeper using the link throughout. Constructivism One of the common learning pedagogies that is adopted in makerspaces is constructivism developed by Jean Piaget. According to Piaget, knowledge cannot be given to students but rather must...

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