3 Jul 2013 (Wednesday)

HKBU’s Science Open Day offers insights on protecting valuable water resources
理學院開放日以保護珍貴水資源為主題


Laboratory tours give students the chance to hold a lizard, an experience that cannot be gained from textbooks
學生參觀實驗室時有機會親手接觸蜥蜴,這種體驗是不能從課本上得到的

Participants listen to a speaker talk about Dihydrogen Monoxide
參加者專心聆聽講者分享有關一氧化二氫的講座

The Open Day of the Faculty of Science was held today (3 July). Around 1,100 participants including students from primary and secondary schools and the general public attended the event.

 

Mr. Wong Chung-leung, Assistant Director (Operations), Water Supplies Department of the HKSAR Government, was invited to speak on the topic “Total Water Management in Hong Kong”. Mr. Keith Kei, Executive Director, Reef Check Foundation (Hong Kong) delivered a speech on “Coral Diversity and Health in Hong Kong”. HKBU scholars, including Professor Jeffrey Cheung from the Department of Physics and Dr. Karen Mak from the Department of Chemistry shared on “Harvesting Energy from the Water Wave” and “Horrible Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)?!” respectively.

 

The Science Open Day is part of the Science Festival 2013, which revolves around the theme “Water Resource and Science”. Activities such as talks, exhibitions, games, workshops and laboratory tours were organised to raise participants’ awareness of the importance of water resources and how science and technology can be applied to address the challenges of water management and allocation.

 

Another highlight of the Festival was a photo contest which encouraged participants to use photography to explore the importance of water resources and ways to protect them. For results of the photo contest, please visit: http://www.sci.hkbu.edu.hk/photocontest/result_2013.php



浸大理學院今天(七月三日)舉行開放日,活動吸引了近一千一百名中、小學生及公眾人士參與。

 

香港特別行政區政府水務署助理署長(運作)黃仲良先生應邀主講「香港的全面水資源管理」。另外,珊瑚礁普查基金(香港)總幹事紀力偉先生就「香港珊瑚的多樣性及健康狀況」作分享。兩位浸會大學學者,包括物理系張大健教授及化學系麥嘉慧博士,分別以「另類水資源:水波能」和「可怕的一氧化二氫﹖!」為題分享見解。

 

理學院開放日是本年度科學節「水資源與『理』」的其中一項活動,活動包括講座、專題展覽、遊戲、工作坊和實驗室參觀等,旨在讓參加者認識水資源的重要,並了解如何應用科技,應付水源管理及分配的挑戰。

 

科學節的另一焦點是早前舉辦的攝影比賽,鼓勵參加者透過攝影探索及認識保護珍貴水源的方法,比賽結果可瀏覽:http://www.sci.hkbu.edu.hk/photocontest/result_2013.php

 

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