A talk entitled "Hong Kong Geopark - Present•Future" will be held from 2.30pm to 4pm on November 27 (Saturday) at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL).
The seminar, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong, will be conducted in Cantonese.
Chairman of the Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong, Mr Young Ng Chun-yeung, will share his experience and the problems encountered during the past year's geopark-related projects.
He will also evaluate the potential short- and long-term impact on Hong Kong of successful accreditation as a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Geopark, and further inspire the audience to ponder the future of Hong Kong Geopark.
Mr Ng is the founder of the Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong and a pioneer in promoting geological conservation and the popularisation of geoscience in Hong Kong, and is directly involved in the assessment, planning and nomination of Hong Kong National and UNESCO Global Geoparks. He also designs and writes the geotourism training course for the Hong Kong Government's Skills Upgrading Scheme, and is one its few accredited instructors.
Mr Ng has authored and co-authored over seven books and has published more than 30 papers on geotourism and geoparks since 2004. He is a key member of the Hong Kong Geopark Taskforce, a committee member of Tourism Earthscience and Geopark Research Institute of the Geological Society of China, advisor to China Leiqiong Global Geopark, member of the Australian Geoparks Network and a member of the Hong Kong Country and Marine Parks Board.
To tie in with the seminar, an exhibition displaying topographical and geological maps of Hong Kong is being held at the Map Library on the 5th floor of the HKCL until the end of December.
Admission is free for both seminar and exhibition. Seating at the seminar will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For enquiries, please call 2921 0351.
Ends/Monday, November 15, 2010
A talk entitled "Hong Kong Geopark - Present . Future" will be held on November 27 (Saturday) at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library. Pictured is Double Haven - a scenic part of Hong Kong Geopark. (Photo provided by Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong)
High Island Reservoir East Dam - dramatic scenery in Hong Kong Geopark . (Photo provided by Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong)