CityU students create giant mural to raise public awareness of the environment

Fanny Ho

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has teamed up with CityU’s School of Creative Media (SCM) to present a giant mural at OceanPark to celebrate World Environment Day and World Ocean Day on 5 and 8 June 2005 respectively. The joint project aims to encourage environmental conservation initiatives and enhance public awareness through education.  It also demonstrates that CityU students are prepared to apply their professional knowledge for the benefit of society.

 

The 19 meter by 2.5 meter painting was designed and created by four SCM students. They are bachelor’s degree students Lam Kin-na and Sandy Fung Mei-ling and associate degree students Fantasy Lau Wai-yin and Lee Man-ching.  The title of the painting is: Caring for the blue planet, you can make a difference. Through the painting, people will better understand the importance of natural resources and learn more about their connection with nature.  The mural also encourages them to explore different measures that can help protect the natural environment and oceans. 

 

“This year we are delighted to have students from the School of Creative Media of CityU in charge of this giant mural design. Their unique drawing brings out the importance of protecting our precious blue planet – our environment and oceans,” Ms Suzanne M. Gendron, Zoological Operations & Education Director of OceanPark, said. 

 

Dr Louisa Wei Shiyu, SCM Assistant Professor, said CityU was delighted to have its students involved in the project. “The designing process gives them a chance to think about the importance of protecting our blue planet.  It is indeed a good opportunity for them to learn throughout the whole process.” 

 

The giant mural is located near the headland Cable Car terminal, reminding visitors to OceanPark to be aware of the need to protect our natural environment and oceans. 

 

 

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