Have you ever slowed down a bit and take a look at your surrounding, like the grocery store that you pass by every day? Is there anything special about the mountains you see every day? You may catch sight of these inconspicuous things every day, and they're nothing special for you. Yet, there may be some stories behind them.
The ever-increasing popularity of ecological and cultural tourism in recent years gave birth to a considerable number of docents who lead tourists to experience the natural beauty and explore the depth of the history and culture. Docents are responsible for passing on these knowledge to tourists in a vivid and intriguing way.
More people wish to know Hong Kong’s landscape after the Hong Kong Geopark was upgraded to Hong Kong Global Geopark a few years ago. Docents are then required to explain the subject matter with vivid descriptions. For example, the sedimentary rocks in Tung Ping Chau are of various shapes and it will be better for docents to illustrate the concept with ample daily-life examples, for example, multilayer cake.
However, simply elaborating on information and concepts to tourists does not make an excellent
docent. An ecological and historical docent is obliged to make tourists understand the importance
of protecting the nature and reflecting on history. The most important duty of a docent is
to enable participants to gain something from a tour, as it is not a general travel.