Since 2011, we began our year with an outdoor visit to see the beauty of nature with Professor Chan Lungsang. As 2013 is our special silver anniversary, instead of a day trip, we shall take a weekend trip to our neighbouring city of Shenzhen.
Many think of Shenzhen as a modern bustling city, but a closer examination of her rocks reveals an ancient land. The trip will visit picturesque localities on the eastern side of Mirs Bay. Stops include Xia Sha (下沙), a mile-long beach on the Dapeng Peninsula, and Xiqong (西沖等地) at the southernmost tip of the Peninsula. If time permits, a fossil collection stop will be arranged. The evening’s accommodation will be in a hotel in Nanao. (Day 1 – Lunch and dinner will be provided.)
The next day, we will visit the recently established Dapeng Geopark (大鵬地貭公園) and the Paleontological Museum. If weather permits, a boat cruise will be made in the afternoon to view the coastal landscape of Dapeng Geopark. Their management will kindly make special arrangement for us to enter the park and visit some of its sights. We expect to return to Hong Kong by 6 pm, under normal traffic conditions! (Day 2 – Breakfast and lunch will be provided.)
Professor Chan Lung-sang (陳龍生教授) is an expert in Hong Kong geology. He received his bachelor degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD from University of California at Berkeley. He taught for 10 years in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and 18 years in the Science Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. His leadership in teaching and learning was recognized when he was awarded the University of Hong Kong’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009. A true believer of experiential learning, he has led many field trips around Hong Kong for the public and education sectors. He was invited to guest host the TV documentary series Vanishing Glacier in 2008 and Water of Life recently.