In Touch with Nature – Outing to Sai Kung
The Executive Committee is pleased to organize a private luncheon at one-thirtyone with special guest speaker, Dr. Lawrence Lee. A chartered biologist of the Royal Society of Biology, Dr. Lee is the Former Director of Agriculture & Fisheries. In this short talk in Cantonese, he will share with us his passion for studying insects and reveal interesting insect behaviors along with other secrets of nature.
Nestled in the bay of Three Fathoms Cove, one-thirtyone is a European restaurant with dishes created from locally sourced produce. The 3-storey Mediterranean style building in Sai Kung provides a mesmerizing backdrop to enjoy a delectable 4 course lunch. This will be followed by a visit to the nearby Garden Farm, a teaching farm and a social enterprise promoting the protection of ecological balance, and organic and natural cultivation methods. It was established to provide diversified services and activities to schools, clubs and families. Through special games and teaching materials, the farm allows children and their families to experience the joy of organic farming and understand how important it is to protect mother nature. There will be an opportunity to shop for some organic products and produce! Please remember to BYOB (bring your own bag)!
Dr. Lawrence Lee (李熙瑜) has a keen interest in studying insects. This, together with his rich biological knowledge and vivid writing technique, have enabled him to have written a series of interesting and easily readable science-promoting books 「尋蟲記」(In Search of Small Creatures), two volumes of which have been awarded book prizes in Hong Kong.
After Dr. Lee’s retirement from the Agriculture and Fisheries Department, he had served as the Field Director or the Kadoorie Agricultural Research Center of the HKU. He is currently still serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, the Chairman of the Agriculture & Fisheries Technology Promotion Association, and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Organic Agriculture and Ecological Studies Association.