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3.4 Environmental Protection Department's Environmental Education Facilities
Fanling Environmental Resource Centre

Fanling Environmental Resource Centre was opened on 13 August 2003. It provides services for the public with easy access to environmental information and it is a venue for environmental education programmes for schools, community organisations and residents in New Territories North. The total floor area of FLERC is about 400 square metres. Environmentally-friendly materials are widely used in the internal fitting-out, and the furnitures in the Centre are largely made from recycled materials. It is the largest Environmental Resource Centre of the Environmental Protection Department.

Address:

2/F, Government Accommodations, Grand Regentville, 9 Wo Mun Street, Luen Wo Hui, Fanling.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday (except Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Enquiry and booking: 2600 4016

Services and Facilities

Exhibition Hall

The colourful exhibition hall with exhibition panels, interactive games and models to disseminate environmental protection messages to the public in an interesting and interactive way. The Hall is divided into eight thematic display zones:

  • Clean Air for You and Me
    This zone exhibits sources of indoor and outdoor air pollutants and their impacts, measures to improve air quality, Air Pollution Index, air quality monitoring and modeling and renewable energy, etc.
  • World of Silence
    This zone introduces sources of noise pollution, control methods and mitigating measures.
  • Reduce Waste, Start from Me
    This zone introduces how wastes are reduced, recycled and disposed of. Exhibits on recyclable materials, recycling process and final products are also shown. Visitors can also play the interactive game "Waste Reduction" and apply the 4R concept.
  • Protect Our Water Resources
    This zone introduces wastewater treatment, how water qualities are monitored and water pollution control measures. Models of water sampling and measuring instruments are displayed.
  • Environmental Planning & Assessment
    This zone introduces Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and shows how EIA is adopted to keep a balance between economic development and preservation of the environment, and explains how an organisation can minimise and avoid environmental impact resulting from its business activities through the setting up of Environmental Management System.
  • Community Education Interactive Station
    Exhibition panels and LCD monitors are set up in this zone to introduce our environmental promotion programmes with schools, local community and international organisations. Interactive and educational computer games are provided in the Computer Gallery to arouse public's environmental awareness.
  • Enforcement
    This zone shows the works of the Environmental Protection Department in enforcing the environmental legislations and the partnerships built with different trades and industries to encourage compliance with environmental legislations.
  • Global Environmental Issues
    The formation, effects and remedial measures of global environmental issues, such as acid rain, green house effect, ozone layer depletion, loss of species, deforestation and shortage of water are addressed in this zone.

Green Wisdom Library

  • Collection of books, magazines, leaflets, booklets, teaching kits and other environmental protection publications are available for public reference.
  • Panels showing photographs from Dr Rebecca Lee are displayed. Visitors can appreciate the beauty of the Arctic, Antarctic and Qomolangma through the photos displayed.

Lecture Room

The lecture room in FLERC is well-equipped with audio-visual equipment and can accommodate about 80 people. It is suitable for holding talks and workshops on various environmental topics. Schools and non-government organisations may apply for using the lecture room for holding environmental workshops or seminars free-of-charge. Approval by EPD is subject to the nature of usage.

Visit

The Centre is open to public with free admission. Guided visits and environmental education programmes for schools and community groups are offered through advance booking.

Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre

The building that houses the Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre was constructed in 1913. It was used as the Wan Chai Post Office from 1915 to 1992 and was declared as a historical building in 1990. It was renovated and became the first Environmental Resource Centre of the Environmental Protection Department in 1993.

Address:

221 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on public holidays
Enquiry & booking: 2893 2856

Services:

  • General Environmental Education Programmes - "Green Experience Classroom"
    participants learn to appreciate the nature and protect the environment through visits, games, workshops and field studies (advance booking is required).
  • Sunday Waste-into-art Workshop
    conducted on Sunday afternoons, for visitors to learn how to turn waste into artworks.
  • Summer Programme - "To be an Environmental Pioneer"
    held in July and August to raise children's environmental awareness through interactive workshops and games (advance booking is required).
  • Lunar New Year Programme - "An Environmental Artwork Fun of Lunar New Year"
    green messages are disseminated through game booths, red pockets handicraft workshops and exhibitions.
  • Guided Visits
    the Centre is open to public free of charge. Guided visits are provided upon advance booking.
  • Environmental Education Materials On-loan Service
    Schools and community centres may borrow environmental educational materials such as publications, videos, CD-ROM and education kits.

Facilities:

  • Interactive Learning Room

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    Renewable Energy Model

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    Green Games

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    Waste-into-Art Display

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    "Treasure Rainforest, Protect our Environment" Learning Corner

  • Library Databank

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    Books, magazines and environmental education kits on environmental information collected from world-wide.

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    Videos and CD-ROMs on environmental protection.

  • Information Gallery

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    Leaflets, booklets and posters on various environmental issues are displayed.

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    Internet browsing service is available for visitors to search for environmental information from EPD and other related web sites.

  • Environmental Garden

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    Eight creatures from Hong Kong are engraved on plates on the pillars.

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    The wall behind the mini waterfall was built with bricks collected during renovation works.

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    The bench is made from recycled plastic.

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    Plant Learning Corner provides a natural environment for visitors to learn about different plants.

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    Wind and solar energy demonstration systems promote the use of renewable energy.

Tsuen Wan Environmental Resource Centre

The Tsuen Wan Environmental Resource Centre was set up in 1997 to further reach out to the public and promote environmental education and awareness. The Centre was converted from a traditional Hakka style Hoi Pa village house which was built in 1904 and declared a monument in 1986 by the Antiquities Authority. The Centre is a joint venture between the Government and the private sector with both the Woo Wheelock Green Fund and the Environment and Conservation Fund contributing to the renovation cost.

The Centre is the first to be contracted out to a local green group for operation, with a view to maximising the use of available resources for promoting environmental protection, education and awareness in Hong Kong. Green Power was awarded the contract to operate the Centre from 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2006.

Address:

Tak Wah Park, Tak Wah Street, Tsuen Wan, N. T.
(Short walk from Tsuen Wan MTR Station)

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9: 30 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. and 2: 00 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m.
Wednesday 2: 00 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Enquiry & booking: 2944 8204

Services and Facilities:

Open to the public

  • Visitors can use the facilities free of charge during opening hours.
  • Guided group visits for schools, voluntary agencies, community groups and other organisations are offered through advance booking

Information

  • Leaflets and publications from the government, Environmental Campaign Committee, green groups and other related organisations are available.

Reference Library

  • Books, magazines, information leaflets, booklets, teaching kits and other publications produced by the EPD, other government departments, local and overseas green groups, community groups and other organisations.
  • Local and overseas environmental journals.
  • Information on various local green funds.
  • Access to environmental information through the Internet

Touch Screen Computer System

  • The Touch Screen Computer System has environmental information on various topics:
    - the global environment
    - the local environment
    - environmental protection in Hong Kong
    - non-government organisations in environmental protection
    - what you can do to save the environment
    - environmental education
    - environmental games
    - living with trees
    - Chinese white dolphins.

Exhibition Area

  • An introduction to the traditional Hakka style Hoi Pa village house.
  • Panels with up-to-date environmental news and information.

Computer Room

  • CD-ROMs on various environmental and conservation issues.
  • A television linked to videos, sound-slide programmes, laser discs and VCDs.

AV Room

  • A sound-slide projector, a television with video cassette recorder and laser disc player; particularly suitable for environmental talks and seminars.

Green Home Exhibition Area Special Features

  • An old-style Hakka kitchen.
  • Chinese plaque and couplet at the entrance of the Centre.

Mobile Environmental Resource Centre

The Mobile Environmental Resource Centre (MERC) is a converted 4.6 tonne liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) van, funded with $2 million sponsorship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. It is the first LPG vehicle of its size to operate in Hong Kong. The Centre has been running since September 2001 and offers flexibility in promoting environmental education and green messages to the public.

Services:

The MERC visits schools, housing estates and commercial centres, providing students and the general public with easy access to resource materials and information about the environment. The current theme of the MERC is "Source Separation of Domestic Waste" and themes are changed from time to time. All organisations are welcome to apply for the programme free of charge.

Enquiry and booking : 2509 9175

Facilities:

  • Environmentally-friendly measures of the van:

    - electronic ballast and energy-saving bulbs
    - recyclables collection bins
    - asbestos-free insulating materials
    - solar-powered ventilation system
    - installation of sunroof to maximize the use of natural sunlight

The body of the van:

  • The body of the van is decorated with cartoons featuring the work of the EPD, such as:

    - marine water quality monitoring
    - air quality monitoring stations and the Air Pollution Index
    - environmental impact assessments
    - environmental talks and management of ERCs
    - Refuse Transfer Stations
    - the Chemical Waste Treatment Centre

The compartment:

  • Drawings of common flora and fauna are painted on the walls and ceiling of the compartment. The floor is decorated with pebble patterns and descriptions of endangered species and insects are displayed on cupboard doors, such as the Chinese White Dolphin and the Black-faced Spoonbill.

  • Six specially-designed learning areas on board the van:
    1. Computer games - three computer fun games featuring the theme of MERC are installed to arouse visitors' environmental awareness.
    2. Interactive Games - two portable interactive games are installed to enrich visitors' environmental knowledge about the theme under promotion.
    3. Display Panels: Twelve display panels are set up which echo the theme of MERC.
    4. Mini-library
    a) Books, leaflets and teaching kits on ecological and environmental topics.
    b) A "talking parrot" greets visitors with waste reduction messages at the touch of a button. The message is in Chinese and English.
    c) An info-phone provides short messages on waste reduction when users pick up the receiver and press a button. A green button brings a Chinese message and a red button brings an English one.
    5. Seven 3-Dimensional Mini Models illustrate the environmental facilities in Hong Kong.
    6. Experience Corner.

Right-hand-side of the van:

  • Waste separation game.

Left-hand-side of the van:

  • Platform with backdrops for conducting talks / workshops.
  • 42" Plasma TV for playing environmental videos.
Environmental Education and Information Counter

The EPD set up the Environmental Education and Information Centre in August 2002 to offer practical support to schools, community groups and non-profit-making organisations in organising environmental activities. The Counter provides schools, community groups and non-profit-making organisations with free on-loan service of various environmental educational materials including panels, environmental games, teaching aids, CD ROMs and video tapes which cover a wide range of environmental topics such as waste reduction, clean air, noise and water pollution, green living, green schools, environmental management, etc. The staff there are pleased to explain the use of the education materials. The public can pick up information leaflets, brochures, posters and small amount of environmentally-friendly souvenirs there.

Address:

2/F Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday : 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Enquiry No. : 2594 6543
Fax No. : 2877 3239



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