Posts Tagged "education"

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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Big Buddha, Big Buddha, Big Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha, view from the top Leshan is the home of the largest Buddha in the world. “Shan” means mountains and the giant Buddha is carved into the side of a mountain overlooking the river, facing Mount Emei. Our cultural guide for this trip was Huang Ming, a friend and ...

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Environmental Education

Giant panda relaxing outside int  he morning before the afternoon heat arrives The question that I get asked the most when telling people that I’m interning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is how it relates to social work. I’ve been asked question like, “Do you have to ...

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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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Helping to Spread Environmental Consciousness

Susan and colleagues from the Panda Base eating lunch after a long morning of surveying university students During our first week at the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding, we were introduced to our fantastic team of Chinese colleagues with whom we would be working. We also met Susan Clayton ...

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Education Without Borders

In our last meeting before departing for Cape Town, we were each given the internship sites we will be working at during our time in South Africa. I will be working at Education Without Borders, a non-profit organization that focuses on educational opportunities and youth development through after school tutoring ...

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Children of China

Over the past few weeks, Kristen and I have had the honor and pleasure of working with many different groups of children from varying areas in China. We spent three days working with children from the rural town of Laojunshan, in the mountains of China. The Laojunshan Nature Reserve welcomed ...

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