Summer Camp èr (two)

In the last blog post I mentioned that I thought I lucked out with my team. I know for certain that I did! They were all very kind and so funny. I enjoyed getting to know Scarlett, Joy, and Omega. Gou Jing and the nature reserve employees took very good ...

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Summer Camp èr (two)

In the last blog post I mentioned that I thought I lucked out with my team. I know for certain that I did! They were all very kind and so funny. I enjoyed getting to know Scarlett, Joy, and Omega. Gou Jing and the nature reserve employees took very good ...

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Summer Camp yī (one)

I was assigned to the team traveling to Laojunshan located in the Lijiang mountain range. The team lead is Gou Jing, she works in the education department at the panda base. There are 3 volunteers on each team as well. I have Omega, Scarlett, and Joy on my team. I ...

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Moon Bear

A moon bear scratching his back on a tree   On July 4th we went to Animals Asia’s China Bear Rescue Center in Chengdu. This sanctuary was the first in the world. It was created as a rescue for bears involved in the bear bile farming industry. The majority of bears are ...

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Surprise!

The evening of June 30th I sent my dad pictures of Jiuzhaigou to show him beautiful it was, so I wasn’t surprised to see an email from him the next morning when I woke up. I was however very surprised to see that his response was not about the pictures ...

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Work at the Panda Base

I realized I haven’t really said what I have been doing at the panda base. I expressed my love for the pandas but not what my responsibilities at the base have been. Caroline, Valerie and I are helping with interpretation and spreading awareness about conservation education. We take supplies (panda ...

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Work at the Panda Base

I realized I haven’t really said what I have been doing at the panda base. I expressed my love for the pandas but not what my responsibilities at the base have been. Caroline, Valerie and I are helping with interpretation and spreading awareness about conservation education. We take supplies (panda ...

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Journey to Jiuzhaigou

This past weekend we were supposed to travel to the Leshan Giant Buddha on Saturday and then attend a wedding for one of the girls we work with at the panda base. There were some time conflicts and we needed to leave for Jiuzhaigou on Saturday instead of Sunday. We ...

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Journey to Jiuzhaigou

This past weekend we were supposed to travel to the Leshan Giant Buddha on Saturday and then attend a wedding for one of the girls we work with at the panda base. There were some time conflicts and we needed to leave for Jiuzhaigou on Saturday instead of Sunday. We ...

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Adventures with the Gao Family

June 20th – 22nd Valerie, Caroline, and myself took a trip to with Alex. We went to the Gao Family Farm, which is located in the city of Anlong. The Gao’s farm is all organic and fully self-sustainable. Everything at the farm gets used in some form…EVERYTHING. The human waste, ...

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