Abstracts of the Papers Presented at
the 18th Biennial Conference of the AABE
The 18th Biennial Conference of the AABE was held from the 1st to 5th of August, 2000, at the
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SRA. The conference was organized by Professor P.
L. Tang of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The main theme of the conference was “Biology
Education in the New Millennium.” There were three plenary lectures given by Professor T. P. Leung,
Vice President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, by Dr. K. C. Pang, Deputy Director of the
Hong Kong Institute of Education, and by a representative from WWF Hong Kong SAR. The Forum
“Biology Education in Secondary Schools” chaired by Professor Y. S. Wong, Vice President of City
University of Hong Kong, was held at the first day of the conference. In addition to 32 oral presentations and 22 poster presentations, two introductory talks for the mid-conference tour entitled “Hong
Kong Country Parks and Nature Education” and “Hong Kong Marine Parks and Marine Reserve” were
given by the officers (Mr. Y. N. Ngar and Mr. A. Kwok) from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of Hong Kong. The abstracts of the presented papers are as follows: