Posts Tagged "environment"

Tourism and Sustainability in Tortuguero

Walking from the canals to the Caribbean in Tortuguero. Esta fin de semana estábamos en el pueblo de Tortuguero. Visitemos la Asociación de Guías para una charla con unos de los guías allá. Me llamé la atención los impactos de turismo en Tortuguero. Tortuguero, ubicada en el lado Caribe de Costa Rica, ...

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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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The Enchanting Land of Jiuzhaigou

If you get out of the polluted cities of China, unique and beautiful landscapes await you. Jiuzhaigou National Park has to be one the of most captivating and enchanting places I have ever been in my life. Despite the 10-hour bus ride and the most “challenging” bathrooms I have every ...

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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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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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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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Welcome to Chengdu, Land of the Giant Pandas

        The flight to China went smoothly (with the exception of the terminal connection at the horrendous LAX airport) and thankfully all of our luggage awaited us after finally arriving in Chengdu. The wonderful Sarah Bexell was there to great us at the airport along with a ...

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Conservation Social Work: A Focus on Rural China

Woman carrying harvested bambooPhoto by Irina Rasner Interviews were conducted by the Chinese student volunteers to gain better understanding of how the local people in Laojunshan (and later in Mabian) are reliant on clearing bamboo for economic necessity. The information gained in these interviews intended to assess the awareness of the ...

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