Boat Trip to Sharp Island (橋咀洲), High Island (糧船灣洲) and Kau Sai Chau (滘西洲) with Professor Chan Lung-sang (陳龍生教授)

Date :
Saturday, 8 November 2014
Time :
08:45 – 17:00
Venue :
Sai Kung Public Pier. Please arrive at 08:45 for 09:00 boat departure.
Cost :
$680 Member; $800 Non-member; $400 Student with valid ID Cost includes a simple lunch.
Limit :
Note :
For insurance purposes, please enclose a photocopy of your HKID or other identity document when you send in the registration form and cheque payment. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Please note that we will be at sea and exploring the islands the whole day. Kindly bring sufficient water, sunscreen / sunblock, hat, sunglasses, etc.
Enquiries :
Sef Lam at [email protected] or 2525-5063

Our boat trip starts from Sai Kung and brings us to Sharp Island (橋咀洲), High Island (糧船灣洲) and Kau Sai Chau (滘西洲). Professor Chan will discuss the nature and geological significance of the rock exposure on Sharp Island and introduce ideas pertaining to the geological history of Sai Kung. We will have a simple lunch in High Island. After lunch, we will cruise in the eastern waters, viewing natural scenery of Kau Sai Chau etc. The trip will also make a stop at an old temple on Kau Sai Village before heading back to Sai Kung.

In case of adverse weather conditions or unfavourably high winds, we may have to modify or cancel the trip at the resource person’s discretion.

Resource Person

We are very privileged to have Professor Chan Lung-sang (陳龍生教授) as the leader of the trip.

Professor Chan is Earth Sciences Professor of The University of Hong Kong and an expert in Hong Kong geology. He received his bachelor degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD from the 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 most recently the Water of Life series.