On 18 March 2016, ENVS invited Dr. Michelle Cheung, the Science Manager of Eco-Education and Resources Centre, to be the guest speaker of the Professional Development series for our Research Postgraduate students. To broaden the horizons of all the ENVS students, the well-received guest seminar was also open to the current BSc and MSc students.
Dr. Cheung has obtained her Bachelor and Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and Marine Environmental Science from HKUST in 2003 and 2007, respectively. After her graduation, she joined The University of Hong Kong as Postdoctoral Research Associate. In 2008, Dr. Cheung joined Eco-Education and Resources Centre (ERC) which aims at promoting eco-education and environmental conservation through community involvement. Eco-tour is an important part of eco-education, however, the involvement of the general public in conservation and research program further fortifies the link between nature appreciation and environmental conservation.
In this seminar, Dr. Cheung shared her experiences on environmental education and the challenges of working in conservation group of Hong Kong. During the seminar, she also shared her passion for environmental working in different settings, and offered some hands-on experience and advice to our students. The seminar was well received and students truly felt her enthusiasm for Environmental Science. We hope to schedule more guest seminars not just for research students but for undergraduates and taught master’s degree students in the foreseeable future!