Friday 22 April 2016
On Earth Day 2016 (22 April), the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) organized a series of environmental education activities. Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, Prof. Fung Tung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK, Prof. Gabriel Lau, Director of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability of CUHK, Ms Michelle Au, Political Assistant to the Secretary for the Environment of the Government of the HKSAR, and over 160 teachers, students and parents from Chan’s Creative School, Lei Muk Shue Catholic Primary School, Maryknoll Fathers’ School and Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School took part in the event.
A special show called The Drama of Climate Change, tying in the theme of the MoCC and performed by the Chung Ying Theatre Company, introduced the relationship between climate change and biodiversity through interactive theatre-in-education, and encouraged stewardship of biodiversity. After the show, Professor Gabriel Lau shared his experience as a leader in climate research and had a fruitful discussion with the students. He also encouraged them to actively practise green living and to work together to combat climate change.
The guests and participants also visited the MoCC and Lake Ad Excellentiam, showing great interest in the world’s first climate change museum and the exhibits of different sections. The students agreed that the explanations of the MoCC interns during the tour helped them explore more deeply the issues of climate change and the importance of building sustainable ecosystems.