School Engagement

Air Quality Research Supersite
27 Feb 2018 Yuen Long Government Primary School visiting HKUST

For public to be fully aware of the impact of air pollution on human health, PRAISE-HK has been delivering school talks, workshops and lab visits to broaden students’ social awareness on air quality issues.

OBJECTIVES

EDUCATION FOR SMART CITY

Our mission is to enhance students’ environmental awareness through education and enlist their participation in conserving the environment. To take this forward, we adopt a cross-curricular approach in the promotion of environmental education and promote school-based and action-oriented activities. – Education Bureau

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CONTENT & LEARNING ACTIVITIES

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Through school talkschool workshop and lab visit, students from primary to secondary level can learn about the following ideas with adjusted proportion of information according to school preferences:

  1. Air Science (Covers key learning area under Science Education)
    • What is air pollution?
    • Why does it matter?
    • How air pollutants form?
    • Where to spot air pollution?
  2. Environmental Policy (Covers key learning area under Personal, Social and Humanities Education)
    • What are the stakeholders?
    • What have been done locally and internationally?
    • What can we do?
  3. Smart City & Technology (Covers key learning area under Technology Education)
    • How technology can help tackling air pollution?
    • Why technology is critical in terms of exposure science?

ENROLLMENT

Our school engagement activities are targeted for primary and secondary school students. Schools can select the activity format that fits your school calendar and curriculum.  Enrollment are open all year around. Once enrollment form is submitted, our team will get back to you via email within two weeks for confirmation and other arrangements. All activities are free of charge. Schedule is available on a first come first served basis.

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SCHOOL TALK

FORMAT

  • Available period: School days – Monday to Friday within school hours
  • Duration: About 45 minutes per session (excluding students’ seating time)
  • Medium of instruction: Cantonese or English
  • Venue: School hall / Activity room with audio & projection equipment
  • Capacity: 100 students or above per session

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SCHOOL WORKSHOP

FORMAT

  • Available period: School days – Monday to Friday within school hours
  • Duration: About 45 minutes per session (excluding students’ seating time)
  • Medium of instruction: Cantonese or English
  • Venue: Classroom / Activity room with audio & projection equipment, and devices for students
  • Capacity: 25 students or above per session

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Concepts of electronic conversion from sensors to precise air pollution concentration were introduced at the Engineering Lab under Environmental Central Facility.

LAB VISIT 

FORMAT

  • Available period: October to January & March to July
  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours per session
  • Medium of instruction: Cantonese, English and Mandarin
  • Venue: HKUST Campus
  • Capacity: 25-30 students per session
  • Rundown: Briefing Session -> Lab Visit -> Outdoor Lab Facilities Visit

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TESTIMONY

PRAISE-HK Engagement Team has been engaging primary/secondary school (and universities) teachers, students, and their parents to raise public understanding about air pollution. We collaborated with more than 30 schools to conduct air quality measurements. We also introduced how to use PRAISE-HK APP in future to lower personal exposure hence health risks to air pollution.

8 Nov 2019 – Meeting at Hennessy Road Government Primary School (軒尼詩道官立小學)

14 & 15 Oct 2019 – Science Week at Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(中學部))

15 July 2019 – Meeting Summer Football Team

4 July 2019 – Meeting Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College (保良局羅氏基金中學)
28 June 2019 – Meeting SKH Chan Young Secondary School (聖公會陳融中學)
15 & 22 May 2019 – Meeting TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School (東華三院馬錦燦紀念小學)
1 Apr 2019 – Meeting Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Primary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(小學部))
28 Mar 2019 – Meeting Ning Po No.2 College (寧波第二中學)

18 Feb 2019 – Meeting Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(中學部))

04 & 06 Jul 2018 – Meeting Queen Elizabeth School (伊利沙伯中學)

20 & 22 Jun 2018 – Meeting Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (道教青松小學)

24 & 25 Apr 2018 – Meeting TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School (東華三院馬錦燦紀念小學)

28 Mar 2018 – Meeting Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong

16 Mar 2018 – Meeting TWGHs Mr and Mrs Kwong Sik Kwan College (鄺錫坤伉儷中學)

27 Feb 2018 – Meeting Yuen Long Government Primary School (元朗官立小學)

11 Nov 2017 – Meeting Tsuen Wan Catholic Primary School (荃灣天主教小學)

26 & 27 Sept 2017 – Meeting Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School (德貞女子中學)


ENQUIRIES

Ms. Denise Chan
Institute for the Environment
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Email: praise@ust.hk / denisechan@ust.hk