Ocean Park is launching its first ever year-long education programme, the Young Explorers Club, which encourages learning through hands-on experiences and play.
The teaching programme aims to enhance sensory development, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. But most importantly, fostering an appreciation for nature and conservation. Unlike other one-off programmes, the Club offers a comprehensive curriculum which runs progressively throughout the year.
The young explorers will be split into three ages groups (two-three year olds, three-five year olds, and five-six year olds), with two streams in each group. Both the Art & Sensory Play and Communication & Creative Expression streams will have nature exploration as their core element.
Under supervised conditions, Ocean Park’s various resident animals will be readily available to complement learning. “We believe children can learn deeply about nature through encountering all sorts of animals. By understanding more about mother nature they can learn to respect and appreciate each other more,” says Isabel Li, director of Discovery & Education.
The Club’s weekly sessions run from October 2017 to June 2018. As a taster of sorts for the Young Explorers Club, Ocean Park will also run one-off playdays for children aged two to six starting late September.
SmartFun Annual Pass holders have priority booking for the Young Explorers Club programme. For enrolment and more information on both the weekend and weekly engagement sessions, visit oceanpark.com.hk/en/park-experience/young-explorers-club.