Welcome to Coral Academy

 
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How It Got Started

Coral Academy is an outreach programme lead by Dr. Apple Chui, a research assistant professor from the School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the following objectives: 

  • To enhance public awareness and knowledge of the rich marine biodiversity of Hong Kong, with a special focus on coral communities and conservation through seminars, coral workshops and lab visits.

  • To establish a connection between participants and local corals through a first-hand experience of nurturing coral fragments to be used in local coral restoration works.

  • To promote individual behavioural and lifestyle changes to protect the marine environment.


 

Our Programmes

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認識珊瑚群落及保育 Learn about Hong Kong Coral Communities and Conservation

4 hours

透過珊瑚講座、漁農自然護理署《香港海洋生物多樣性》紀錄片放映、珊瑚骨展示、中文大學李福善海洋科學研究中心的導賞,讓參加者認識珊瑚及本地的海洋生物多樣性,參加者參觀珊瑚培育及研究基地後,能夠親身助養珊瑚,建立與本地珊瑚之間的聯繫,更添一份保育珊瑚的使命!

The workshop includes a coral introductory seminar, a presentation of AFCD “HK Marine Biodiversity” documentary, a showcase of coral skeletons, a visit to the coral culturing facilities at the Simon F. S. Li Marine Science Laboratory CUHK, and a first-hand adoption of a coral experience.

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東平洲珊瑚生態探索之旅 Learn about Coral Communities in Tung Ping Chau Marine Park

9 hours

參加者不但透過珊瑚工作坊以互動方式認識本地海洋生態,更能夠在導師帶領下探索東平洲海岸公園的海岸,透過遊戲尋找海岸上的珊瑚骨及潮間帶各種小生物的痕跡。東平洲之旅緊接著中文大學李福善海洋科學研究中心的導賞及助養珊瑚,啟發新一代成為保衛海洋的一份子。

Participants can have a quick glimpse of Hong Kong’s marine ecology as well as the magnificent coral world through different interactive activities, including an introductory seminar on corals, coral identification workshops, and a guided eco-shore exploration in the marine park, observing various traces of intertidal wildlife and corals. Afterwards, participants will visit the coral culturing facilities at the Simon F. S. Li Marine Science Laboratory at CUHK, and end the day with a first-hand adoption of a coral experience.

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育養珊瑚校園計劃 Coral Nursery Education Programme

September 2020 - August 2021

將全港中學化為珊瑚培育基地,而本地中學生及老師則組成團隊擔當起照料及紀錄珊瑚健康成長的重大任務,從體驗中學習到香港海洋生態及科學知識,同時建立保護海洋的使命感!在全年計劃中,參加團隊亦有分享保育經驗的環節,與校內外群體宣揚珊瑚保育重要性,一同見證香港的珊瑚保育工作。「育養珊瑚校園計劃」參加學校由起初的5間增至本年度15間中學,育養珊瑚的種類更多元化,全年的活動亦日趨豐富,包括海岸公園戶外生態導賞、水族館導賞、海岸清潔、校內外分享環節等,讓師生有更深入及全面的海洋保育學習體驗。

Turning local secondary schools into coral culturing stations before outplanting. This one-year programme is designed to provide students with solid knowledge and experiences in coral conservation works through school-based culturing of alive local coral fragments, which will then be outplanted for actual local coral restoration work in Hong Kong. By taking the vital role of maintaining coral tanks and monitoring coral growth and health, teams of teachers and students can learn about coral biology and ecology while establishing a sense of mission to restore coral communities and to protect the ocean. Throughout the year, there are also various conservation engagement activities, including guided eco-tours, aquarium tour, coastal clean-ups, and sharing sessions.

(截止報名日期:2020年10月12日下午6時)

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Our Lab

Our research addresses two main questions: How will projected future climate change affect corals that are currently present in marginal coral environments like Hong Kong? And can coral chimerism be used as a tool to enhance the resilience of corals, and hence be used as one of the strategies for active coral restoration in the future.

Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together.

 
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東平洲珊瑚生態探索之旅

「東平洲珊瑚生態探索之旅」轉眼間已經完滿結束了!是次活動,總共有約110位來自4間中學的同學,20位中學老師及朋友參與。參加者除咗透過珊瑚工作坊認識到更多香港海洋生態外,更在導師們帶領下落灘親身接觸珊瑚骨同觀察潮間帶各種生物。最後更有難得嘅機會,參觀中文大學李福善海洋科學研...

育養珊瑚校園計劃

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生態人:珊瑚媽媽

也許因為海底珊瑚在我們的視線以外,所以一直被人忽略。事實上,過去的新市鎮發展計劃及各項填海工程都影響了本港海水水質,令珊瑚數量大減。為了讓海洋生態回復朝氣,崔佩怡(Apple)聯同團隊,一直致力研究修復和育養珊瑚,希望能使珊瑚數量繼續增加,讓海底世界變得更美、更多元。

 
 

Team

Where the Passion Begins

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Dr. Apple Chui

Research Assistant Professor

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Iris Lai

Research Assistant

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Christy Kong

Student

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Elvis Wong

Student

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Daniel Mak

Research Assistant
(2018-2019)

 

Contact

School of Life Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Hong Kong SAR 

+852 3943 8026

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