Nature Works Hong Kong
Through The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC's) Learning – Action – Leadership model, we aim to connect youth to nature and cultivate their interest in conservation by empowering youth to LEARN about, ACT to support and LEAD their own conservation solutions.
From 2013 to 2018, TNC’s Nature Works Hong Kong (NWHK) environmental youth leadership program engaged 400+ students in developing projects to address conservation challenges such as food waste, biodiversity loss and energy use. In 2020, TNC transitioned management of NWHK to the English Schools Foundation and will continue to provide advisory support.
To create a world where people and nature thrive requires paradigm-shifting strategies that change how people value nature. We need more people to understand the critical role nature plays in our lives, and in response, more people will be inspired to step up and do what they can to save nature. This is why we are nurturing future green leaders in Hong Kong with the next phase of TNC's education program.
Nature Works Hong Kong Learning Hub is a broad-based engagement program with low barriers to entry for students, teachers and schools to build more interest in environmental conservation and sustainability by connecting people the topics to their daily lives. The online curriculum platform exposes students to a wide variety of applications for environmental science, developse their passion and interest in the topic, and provides pathways to deeper engagements in the ACT and LEAD segments.
The Citizen Science in Action provides passionate students with opportunities for meaningful action in the field of conservation and sustainability. The program engages young people in conservation action, inculcating a culture of volunteerism in schools and communities and build their science thinking by the data collection and analysis in field work.
The Leadership Development Program offers students the opportunity to build leadership and entrepreneurship skills by creating real-world environmental conservation initiatives that bring measurable impact in their schools. The program aims to build pathways to further study and careers in the field, equipping participants with the demand by organizations working in conservation and adjacent industries.