by TNP Editor 2018-03-11
We are excited that one of ours, Austin Yeung, recently had taken part in the Shanghai Student Film Festival (S2F2), where he and his teammates submitted the film, “Traces,” for student film making exhibition and competition.
Here is the film:
by Austin Yeung 2017-12-17
Never have I thought that as a high schooler, would I be presenting at Oxford University to an audience of world renown researchers. It was never in my realm of possibilities before I decided to submit an abstract. But there I was, presenting my own research conducted in Palau. Original, unique data that only I had. I felt an immediate sense of gratification and appreciation for the opportunity after stepping into Oxford’s Examination hall. The lecture halls were grand, and I felt a sense of purpose just being present at the university. It is the oldest English-speaking university after all.
While being anxious before my talk, I felt an overwhelming wave of pride for offering the information I had with the scientific community. Coral reefs became a passion of mine after I received my scuba diving license, and I’ve loved the ocean ever since. The chance to make a contribution, regardless of its significance, was a once in a lifetime opportunity for any high school student. The talk was successful with an engaging audience asking questions, although I was advised not to jump to too many conclusions (haha).
by Alan Yeung 2017-12-11
I will be presenting as Executive Director of Nature Pacific Foundation at the upcoming European Coral Reef Symposium (ECRS2017) at Oxford, England on December 15, 2017.
Under Session 7 – Can volunteers bridge the knowledge gap in reef conservation and research? Lessons from the field, this talk is entitled “21st century education: supporting reef conservation and research through experiential and service learning in Borneo, Palau and China.”
The European Coral Reef Symposium (ECRS2017) will be held at Oxford University, United Kingdom on December 13-15, 2017.
Austin and Alan Yeung will join many attendees from Europe, N. America and Asia Pacific at this event. Nature Pacific Foundation will be presenting at this symposium.
by TNP Editor 2017-09-28
Congratulations to Prof. Stephen Palumbi at Stanford University.
According to report, Steve has passed on the directorship of Stanford Hopkins Marine Station to Prof. Mark Denny, as of September 1, 2017.
Steve has led Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station with great success.
Many thanks to Steve for his vision, leadership, passion … and wonderful moments and fond memories.
by Austin Yeung 2017-08-3
I’m back! and this time, I brought three friends of mine with me on a research expedition to Palau. William Huang, Nigel Yang, and Sebastian Charmot, along with myself from Shanghai American School (SAS) came to conduct independent research on eco-tourism in Palau. We visited U.S. Ambassador Amy Hyatt and USDA Officer Paul Lake at the U.S. Embassy in Koror. It was our first time in a U.S. Embassy on American soil in a foreign country!
With the help of Ambassador Hyatt and Mr. Lake, we met with a number of Palau government officials and interviewed them on environmental policies set in place – by the Palauan government – to conserve and preserve. We explore, through inquiry-based learning and our own questionnaires, how Palau can protect its conservation success, yet further its eco-tourism industry.
It has been a great experience for all of us. And I am glad I had the privilege and honor in leading this expedition.
by Austin Yeung 2017-07-28
Four Shanghai American Schoool high school students, including myself, collaborated with two researchers, Dr. Shelby McIlroy and Vicki Sheng, from The Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong, to conduct field research on the coral reefs in Palau.
by Austin Yeung 2017-07-15
Chasing Coral – A Documentary Film. This amazing new documentary on coral captures the beauty of the ocean and outlines the causes of worldwide bleaching.
Its emotional journey takes place in Hawaii and Australia, where reefs are hit by rising sea temperatures. Highly recommended.
by Austin Yeung 2017-02-28
He will be giving lectures with SAS students, meeting with its faculty, and speaking on the topic of “That Day … in the Life of A Marine Scientist.” Please join us. To view the poster of this presentation, click here.