Final Thoughts

During my time in China I learned a lot about myself, the one health initiative and more ways that animals and the environment are connected to social work. Our main job was to teach guests at the panda base about the one health initiative, this was very hard to do. ...

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Summer Camps

The last week of internship we were all in different villages helping to run summer camps for the Yi minority children. We had two summer camps, each three days long. The summer camps were focused around conservation, teaching the children about animals and how to protect them and their environment. ...

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Moon Bear Center

Metal Jacket On Saturday July 4th we went to the moon bear (asiatic bear) center in Chengdu. It is run by the organization, Animals Asia. The moon bear center is a place for bears who have been rescued from bear bile farms to heal, be rehabilitated and live out the rest ...

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Leshan Giant Buddha

July 3rd we were able to take off work at the panda base and go to Leshan for the day to see the giant Buddha. Alex was not able to take off work to go with us but he was able to have his friend Clair take us. Clair is ...

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The Most Beautiful Place

Saturday thought Monday we went to Jiu Zhai Gou, a national park north of Chengdu. To get there we had to take a bus that is about a 10 hour ride. The bus is like a greyhound bus but without a bathroom! We stopped about every 2 – 3 hours ...

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Gao family and Anlong Village

Entrance to farm Mr. Gao making lunch From Saturday, June 20 to Monday, June 22 we were at Gaos farm in Anlong village, about an hour and a half northwest of Chengdu. Where do I begin talking about this village and farm, there is just so much to say? When we first got ...

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Pet Market

Hamsters outside on sidewalk On Thursday after lunch we went to the pet market in Chengdu. This was a very hard place for all of us to visit. It is one long street, a few blocks long as well as inside a decent sized two-story building. There were many different shops selling ...

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Work Days

Models of arm, black bear, giant panda, red panda, baby panda Last week was our first week doing interpretations at the panda base. We set up a stand out in the base with models of a panda skull, red panda skull, panda arm and a baby panda. We also have a ...

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Art Market and Cultural Day

Man who gave us free bracelets Last Friday we had some free time after work to go to the art market. Sarah came with us and was able to help us bargain with the vendors. We do not really know our numbers yet so it is hard for us to bargain. ...

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Environmental Literacy Surveys

On Thursday we continued work on the research project about environmental literacy among K-university students in China. We went to different schools to conduct the survey. Myself and l’jean went to a kindergarten with one of our Chinese colleagues. Other people went to primary schools, middle schools and universities. At ...

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