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Hong Kong Year-End Gathering: Empowering A New Generation of Citizen Explorers

Hong Kong Year-End Gathering: Empowering A New Generation of Citizen Explorers

11 Dec 2018 (Tue) 6:30 PM - 11 Dec 2018 (Tue) 9:00 PM


To explore is human. National Geographic has been engaging a global community and inspiring millions of people to explore, observe, understand and analyze the world around us.

In this year-end gathering, AVPN has invited our member, National Geographic, to share its unique Citizen Explorer Lab and citizen science efforts in Asia.

Citizen Explorer Lab engages, inspires and empowers a new generation of explorers, scientists and change makers through participatory science and open innovation to help us understand the patterns, status and trends of species, ecosystems, people and cultures. To move the initiative forward in Asia, National Geographic is bringing together key citizen science, influencers, explorers, practitioners, philanthropists and scientists in the region to co-define strategies. We are excited to have the group joining us at the gathering and invite guest speakers to share with us their perspectives on citizen science.

Join us for this unique event with great speakers, drinks, and purposeful networking!

About National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration, furthering understanding of our world and empowering us all to generate solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future for generations to come. Our ultimate vision: a planet in balance. Since 1888, National Geographic has awarded grants that have sent thousands of the world’s greatest explorers on groundbreaking journeys of discovery. In Asia, National Geographic has established the National Geographic Foundation for Science and Exploration to provide grants to scientists, conservationists and explorers from the region who are doing groundbreaking work in their fields and exploring solutions that benefit our planet.


Café 8 is a unique collaboration between the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and The Nesbitt Centre and creates a progressive environment for members of our society with learning disabilities. This social enterprise not only to provides employment opportunities to those with special needs, but enables them to integrate with the local community, interact with people from all walks of life, and expand their work and life experiences – all of which are essential for their future development.