The entire education programme is divided into two phases with each phase of the project taking three years to complete. The activities will focus on secondary schools, with emphasis on inter-disciplinary studies. Each year, there will be teacher workshops, water monitoring training, as well as the publication of a teacher’s guidebook.
The Nam Sang Wai River Education Trail is 5.5 kilometres long and stretches over both new and old river channels. There are 10 Exhibition Panels along the trail which provide information on river training works and the ecology of the river.
Tung Chung River is among the few local rivers that are still free of pollution and have a natural estuary, nurturing several rare species. However, large scale development has never stopped at Tung Chung since 1990s, we are concerned with the Tung Chung River ecology, and will continue our ecological monitoring in these areas.
We mobilise secondary school students to conduct long-term monitoring of six main local rivers to observe changes in water quality and the environment. In addition, in view of the Government's Tung Chung New Town Expansion Project, we have been focusing on monitoring the Tung Chung River in recent years to provide the required statistics to conserve the river.