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Experiential Learning

Ocean Park Hong Kong

PGDE in Ocean Park Academy


Background of Co-organiser


Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and gained consistent recognition for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. More than 140 million people have visited Hong Kong’s premier park since its inception, and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Being the education arm of Ocean Park, Discovery & Education Department has been providing quality Science and Conservation offerings to schools and the public since 1992.


Within the diverse environment of the Park, Discovery & Education Department offers fun-filled programmes to enrich learners of all ages and groups. These programmes offer diverse learning opportunities and encourage participants to appreciate and bond with nature. They incorporate an experiential learning approach with children and students making discoveries and receiving inspiration through their exploration, observations, sharing and reflection. STEAM elements have been introduced into our programmes to facilitate children, families, and students to learn and explore. We also feature a Teacher Day Camp to inspire and assist teachers with implementing environmental education. To accommodate learning of students, we have launched online programmes to facilitate learning and reconnect children and students to nature virtually.




Students will be attending a five-week job-shadowing at Discovery & Education Department, Ocean Park to learn about conservation and education through experiential learning.


Project Details


Students are expected to:


  • shadow education programmes in Ocean Park
  • teach/co-teach some of the education programme sessions with Ocean Park educators
  • assist in large-scale in-park education/conservation event
  • develop lesson plan, teaching materials and videos for the online platform.


More details of the programmes can be found from the links below:





  • 25 September - 31 October 2023
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm

  • Students are required to work five full days per week (working days may include weekend and public holiday)




Ocean Park Hong Kong




  • PGDE (full-time) students of all majors
  • Knowledge in HKDSE-level Physics will be an advantage


Application Deadline and Procedure


11:59pm, 28 August 2023


  • Complete the application form at HKU Moodle (Part 1) AND
  • Upload the following documents to the respective project folder at HKU Moodle (Part 2) (Please combine all documents into one Word/PDF file)
    1. A personal statement (of not more than 200 words) explaining why you would like to join this EL project
    2. Your CV.
  • Shortlisted students may be invited to attend an interview at Ocean Park (details to be confirmed).


Project Keywords


Animals, Environmental Conservation, Interpretation, ESG Education




Mr. Alan Wong, Discovery & Education Manager (Ocean Park Hong Kong) [Email: [javascript protected email address] / Tel: 3923 2168]