CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change Organises ‘Climate Change and Me’ Exhibition of ‘Mobile Jockey Club MoCC’
The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) launched the ‘Climate Change and Me’ Exhibition of the ‘Mobile Jockey Club MoCC’ today (24 November) at the Temple Mall North in Wong Tai Sin. Officiating at the opening ceremony were Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, and Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.
The ‘Mobile Jockey Club MoCC’ is one of the major education outreach activities under the ‘JC–CUHK Climate Action’. It is a multimedia-enhanced, interactive exhibition series designed to educate the public on the impact of climate change in an enjoyable and memorable way. Launched in December last year, the first mobile exhibition on the theme ‘Polar Vision’ toured Hong Kong and disseminated climate change and sustainability messages, attracting over 140,000 visitors.
Riding on the success of the first exhibition, the Mobile Jockey Club MoCC is delighted to launch a new exhibition, on the theme ‘Climate Change and Me’, of ‘Mobile Jockey Club MoCC’. The exhibition reveals how we are all connected with climate change. Visitors can explore our connection with climate change through the latest augmented reality (AR) technology, examine the impact of the changing climate through the 3D models produced by the hologram technology, and challenge themselves in interactive games and test their green knowledge.
In his welcoming address, Prof. Fok Tai-fai said, ‘The new “Climate Change and Me” Exhibition reveals how human activities and climate change are closely interlinked, and promotes important green concepts, such as clean energy, a low-carbon lifestyle and sustainable development.’ Prof. Fok also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Chung Ying Theatre Company for their support to MoCC in its endeavours in implementing environmental education in the community.
MoCC invited the ‘Muse Up! Youth Musical Theatre Troupe’ of the Chung Ying Theatre Company to give an eco-drama performance at the opening ceremony. The troupe members, who are local primary and secondary school students, participated in a comprehensive environmental training programme organised by MoCC to increase their knowledge about climate change.
JC–CUHK Climate Action
‘Mobile Jockey Club MoCC’—‘Climate Change and Me’ Exhibition
Date and Time:
1:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 24 November 2018 (Saturday)
11:00 am – 8:00 pm, 25 November 2018 (Sunday)
Venue: Temple Mall North, 136 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change
The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust), was established in December 2013 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). It is the first museum of its kind in the world, offering an interactive, multimedia exhibition that showcases valuable collections and information about climate change. It is the ideal venue for the public, especially students and teachers, to champion the cause of environmental stewardship and keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in environmental conservation and sustainability. The Museum has attracted over 360,000 visitors since its inception.
In 2017, the Trust pledged its support for a three-year initiative of the Museum: ‘JC–CUHK Climate Action’. During the next three years, the Museum will run a variety of environmental education activities to help the people of Hong Kong better understand the potentially devastating effects of climate change, suggest innovative solutions and engage in climate action.
More details about the Museum can be found at http://www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk/.