From June 25 to 27th, 2010, Conservation Education Workshop for Communities and Schools Nearby Giant Panda Habitats was held by WWF and Chengdu Panda Base. More than 10 natural reserve staff members from panda habitats including: Minshan Mountain, Liangshan Mountain, and Qionglai Mountain; educators from the panda base, and experts in conservation education field gathered in Chengdu for this workshop. Over three days, participants discussed how to conduct efficient conservation education, how to transfer ideas of conservation education to students, how to foster students sharing of what they learn with their family, and how to let the families affect their communities.
At the opening ceremony, Mr. Wu Xianzhi, curator of the Conservation Education Department at the panda base, and Mrs. Shao Wen, Program Officer of WWF-Chengdu Office addressed the workshop. They welcomed representatives from various protection organizations and schools, analyzed the situation of conservation education, and expressed hope for it in the future. All participants expressed that they would take this chance to learn and exchange, share the information and ideas with communities and schools, and contribute to environmental protection.
Figure: Mr. Wu Xianzhi, curator of the Conservation Education Department at the panda base, gave a speech
Figure:Mrs. Shao Wen, Program Officer of WWF-Chengdu Office addressed
In the year of 2009, with support by WWF, Chengdu Panda Base and five natural reserves in Minshan Mountain conducted conservation education programs for both communities and schools. These programs gained some achievements. We hope to enhance the ideas and methods of conservation education and encourage more schools and communities to join in the protection action through this workshop. We also believe that our environment will become better with more friends concerted effort.
Figure: Participants taking an active part in thinking and discussing.