Global Practice China

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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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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My Experiences in China

Giant panda from the Chengdu Research Base To sum up my experiences in China–unforgettable. This internship experience has taught me so much about the world and about myself. I have always wanted to learn more about the human-animal-environment connection and this program has definitely expanded my knowledge in this area. Not ...

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My Experiences in China

Giant panda from the Chengdu Research Base To sum up my experiences in China–unforgettable. This internship experience has taught me so much about the world and about myself. I have always wanted to learn more about the human-animal-environment connection and this program has definitely expanded my knowledge in this area. Not ...

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Heizhugou Summer Camp

Children playing the habitat game The Panda Base offers summer camps for children of the Yi ethnic minority in order to help teach the children about environmental conservation and animal welfare. The camps are offered in four different locations and each lasts for three days. Chinese volunteers from all over China ...

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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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Freedom for the Moon Bears

Cage that bears were kept in on the bear bile farms While many spend the 4th of July celebrating the freedom and independence of the United States, we spent this day at the Chengdu Bear Rescue Center. This rescue center was started in 1998 by Jill Robinson who first discovered the ...

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Freedom for the Moon Bears

Cage that bears were kept in on the bear bile farms While many spend the 4th of July celebrating the freedom and independence of the United States, we spent this day at the Chengdu Bear Rescue Center. This rescue center was started in 1998 by Jill Robinson who first discovered the ...

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