The Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre was jointly established by the Environmental Protection Department and The University of Hong Kong in April, 2008. It is the only Environmental Resource Centre established with the cooperation of the government and a university. Through promoting the exploration of nature, the Centre seeks to build a community inclusive of nature, as well as encourage the public to practice a sustainable lifestyle.
The Centre’s garden and exhibition hall are free for public admission. In collaboration with the university, government and community, the Centre holds an assortment of activities like ecological guided tours, green workshops and BioBlitzes. These activities allow the public to learn about Lung Fu Shan and the historical, humanities, environment and ecology of Hong Kong’s nature.
Located in a 130-year-old bungalow classified as a Grade 1 Historic Building, apart from the regular exhibition on history, ecology, geology and stories of the people, the exhibition hall also hosts non-scheduled themed exhibitions.
The centre holds a diverse range of activities: eight themed eco-tours on countryside and urban ecology, green workshops and seminars complementing the Education Bureau’s syllabuses.
Other special experiences includes Shirin Yoku, stargazing, tree climbing and many more. The Centre also promote Citizen Science through activities such as the Black Kite Public Census and Lung Fu Shan BioBlitz, which invite experts to lead the public on fieldtrips, conduct surveys and identify local species, experiencing the work of ecologists and contribute to environmental conservation.
The public may get involved through the Lung Fu Shan Education Ambassadors volunteer programme or the Internship Programme for tertiary education students. Let's create a community that lives sustainably and harmoniously with nature together.