Ocean Park launches educational channel on YouTube

Ocean Park Hong Kong has announced a new educational YouTube channel called Redd’s Nature Play Party, which boasts fun animal-themed content for children to learn at home.

Redd’s Nature Play Party is a self-learning platform for young children with content on animals and nature, as school classes are currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The channel will feature weekly videos uploaded by Redd, an inventor and member of Whiskers & Friends, teaching young viewers about the ecosystem and environmental conservation.

“Ocean Park is always closely connected to the local school community,” said Josephine Woo, executive director, education and special projects, Ocean Park.

Self-learning edutainment platform for young children

“We understand that ever since class suspension is put in place, parents and schools have been making huge efforts to ensure the learning progress as well as physical and mental wellbeing of children will not be affected.”

Redd’s Nature Play Party has three series of educational content – ‘Play with Nature’, ‘Move and Dance’, and ‘Art and Crafts Workshops’.

Play with Nature encourages children to explore and discover the mysteries of nature, while Move and Dance features the gymnastics and dance moves of Whiskers & Friends.

Arts and Crafts Workshops encourage children to learn about animals by creating their own animal-themed arts and crafts.

Three episodes debut on Redd’s Nature Play Party

Three episodes have already debuted, including Play with Nature’s Capybara, Move and Dance’s Whiskers Express & the Miraculous Journey, and Arts and Crafts Workshops’ Capybara Playing Hide and Seek.

Woo said the educational channel was launched “so that children can play, exercise and learn without location constraints”.

“The videos will allow them to relax and benefit from diverse learning experiences in the comfort of their home,” she added.

Meanwhile, Ocean Park recently unveiled the master plan for its HK$10.6 billion redevelopment. The theme park will boast new zones and thrill rides, and is putting an end to animal shows.