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Bangor University lecturer honoured for contribution to education in botanic gardens
Sophie did so much for improving XTBG's, even China's, environmental education in botanical gardens. With Sophie's help, XTBG could send its staff to visit UK's botanical gardens, including Treborth. From 2013, she has developed and run a 2-week annual course training educators in Chinese botanical gardens. About 77 educ...
Hug the trees
People hug the trees out in the wilds. [Photo provided to China Daily] Nature education is new in China, but a start has been made by some individuals and NGOs. They are reaching out to students, especially. Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is a leading light in this new field of endeavour. Many people kno...
A passion for nature helps a former teacher find his true calling
Wang Ximin (second from right) guides a group of visitors for a 'night hike' in the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). [Provided To China Daily] How long does it take one to find an ideal job? For Wang Ximin, head of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden's environmental education team, it is 12 yea...
Inspiring Nature Journaling
March has been an incredible month for me as I visited multiple schools around Xishuangbanna with the wonderful theme of ‘Nature Journaling’. The activity involved groups of young children of varying ages. Each child was given an XTBG notebook with the first step taking place in the classroom where the students were as...
Reintroduction of plant species to natural habitat on a 'holy hill' near Mangyangguang village, Xishuangbanna
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is conducting “zero extinction” program. Part of the work is collaborating with BGCI to restore a ‘holy hill’ (i.e. a small remnant seasonal forest) near Manyangguang village. An educational program with a focus on primary school students is initiated in parallel in orde...
An Environmental Education practical intern from Bangor University in XTBG
After recently graduating from Bangor University in Wales with a Master’s in Conservation and Land Management, I became fortunate enough to get involved with a new initiative called the Two Dragons project. The project’s overall aim is to ‘improve capacity for teaching, research, and knowledge exchange in the botanica...
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