Global Practice China

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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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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The Gao Family Farm

People from the community planting vegetables on the Gao Farm Over the weekend, Valerie, L’Jean, Alex (our very wonderful cultural guide), and myself went to the Anlong Organic Farms. The Anlong Sustainable Development Community consists of a few families in the village that have chosen to practice organic farming in order ...

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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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Surreal Feelings of the Pet Market

Life has been crazy busy this last week! We went to an organic farm, which was incredible. I will talk about that in the next post, for now I am going to talk about the trip to the pet market. Do you like how I give a small taste of ...

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Pet Market

Frogs, turtles , and snakes are often piled into netted bags for mass sale Last week, Sarah took us to the “pet market” in Chengdu. The pet market was more like a pet mall, if you can imagine. The first place we went was the fish market which consisted of hundreds ...

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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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