Global Practice China

Pandas and Noodles, Oh My!!

From the moment we arrived on the Panda Base, we have been greeted with warmness and kindness. We were then introduced to the main staff and volunteers that we will be working with us during our internship. The first panda sighting was a moment of actual realization that we are in ...

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Concluding Reflections: Environmental Conservation, Health, & Social Work

I love reading literature and although its not my favorite genre, I had read my fair share of futuristic dystopias.  Brave New World, 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale.  In these stories, some things are the same, while other are completely different and many things are familiar but somehow off.  None of ...

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Conservation Education in Rural Sichuan: The Road to Conservation Social Work is Not Paved—but Filled with Good Interventions

(Apologies for the cheesy title) It’s been an exciting 9 days, having just returned from traveling in 2 rural counties in Sichuan province. On the 5th of July I set out with Professor Sarah Bexell, another staff member from the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding’s Conservation Education Department, and ...

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