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The Green Hub Interpreter Training Course 2018
Sat, August 11 2018
10:00 - 17:00
The Green Hub - 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, Hong Kong

The Green Hub Interpreter Training Course 2018

Objectives

The Green Hub (the Old Tai Po Police Station) is a unique heritage place which is historically, architecturally and ecologically significant.

The aim of the Green Hub Interpreter Programme is to equip volunteers who are interested to become the Green Hub’s interpreters with knowledge and skills to guide the regular Heritage Tour. 

The Green Hub project has transformed the Old Tai Po Police Station, a Grade 1 historic heritage to hub for sustainable living. The Green Hub’s Heritage Tour is a free-of-charge service for visitors to learn how we conserve the historic and architectural values of the building, as well as the trees and the egretry of ecological importance at the Old Tai Po Police Station.

About Green Hub

Under the Revitalising Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme (the R-Scheme), Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) adopted an integrated approach to conserve the Old Tai Po Police Station and transform the historic heritage site into a Green Hub for sustainable living. Today, the Green Hub is an inspirational educational centre and offers wide-ranging educational opportunities for the public. Often described as a green oasis in the concrete jungle, it is a pioneer of low-carbon diet, and green architecture, a place for transformative education and an incubator for community collaboration on appropriate, affordable and sustainable alternatives.

The Green Hub project is recognised with an Honourable Mention in the 2016 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2016. The Green Hub also receive the Grand Award (Existing Buildings Category: Completed Projects - Institutional Building) and Special Citation in Eco-service Infrastructure Network under the Green Building Award 2016 that is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building Council.

About the Old Tai Po Police Station

Located on a small hill at Wan Tau Kok, the Old Tai Po Police Station was the first permanent Police Station built in the New Territories. The site of the Police Station was the location where the British flag-raising ceremony took place, marking the official British takeover of the New Territories from China in 1899. The administrative headquarters of the New Territories was also fixed at Tai Po, which was considered as the most central position of the New Territories.

The Old Tai Po Police Station was used as the Police Headquarters of the New Territories until 1949. The building was then used by different sections of the Police Force, such as the police Divisional Office and Regional Crime-Prevention Office of the Northern New Territories. The building was closed down when the new Tai Po Police Station came into service in 1987.

Timeline and Programme Details

Date About the Course
July and August 2018 Interview session in Green Hub

11th August and 18th August 2018  (10:00-17:00)

Training sessions content:

  • Introduction of The Green Hub Interpreter Scheme
  • The integrated conservation strategies of the Green Hub
  • The architectural and ecological feature of the Green Hub
  • The history The Green Hub
  • The Green Hub sustainable living education programme
  • Basic interpretation knowledge and skill

1st September 2018 (15:00-17:00)

Examination
September 2018 - December 2018 Practicum
After September 2018

Thematic Training:

  • Gardening
  • Low Carbon Cooking 
  • Environmental education
  • Commitment: Complete 30 hours of service between September 2018 and February 2019.

  • Deposit: HK$800. The deposit will be refunded fully if the 30 hours of volunteer service is delivered by 28th February 2019.

  • The training will be conducted in Cantonese.

Venue

The Green Hub, 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Target Group

  • Hong Kong citizen of aged at least 18 and under 65
  • Appreciate sustainable lifestyle
  • Interested in nature and heritage conservation
  • Willing to commit as a volunteer for guiding tour on weekdays and weekends
  • Able to work at an outdoor environment
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Able to speak fluent Cantonese, basic English and Mandarin
  • Able to attend two full-day trainings dated 5th August and 19th August 2017

No. of Participants

30

How to apply

Please click here for online registration.

When filling in your application, please indicate “Green Hub Interpreter Training 2018” in the “Volunteer Job Requested”.

Application deadline

5 August 2018

Enquiry

Contact Miss Leung at 2996 2833 / ghprog@kfbg.org