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 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center offers volunteer programs. These programs give participants a unique experience of getting close contact with giant pandas. During the programs, participants are not only learning about giant pandas, but also working with skilled panda keepers and researchers in taking care of the pandas. At the end of the program, each participant is issued a certificate which proves their volunteering at the base.

 

 

Activities May Include:

 

  • Tour around the panda base
  • Learn about giant pandas and how to perform panda behavior research
  • Watch documentary films about giant pandas
  • Clean and weigh fresh bamboo
  • Feed the pandas (usually through cages, for safety concerns)
  • Clean panda enclosures
  • Collect and weigh the pandas' feces (one of the most effective ways of monitoring the panda's health condition)

 

Note:

 

Because giant pandas have their own life style and behavior, sometimes it is very hard for them to do all the work. It is best not to disturb their peaceful life for their health, and some of the activities might be changed or deleted. The final activities are subject to the panda base's arrangements according to the panda's actual situation, which is beyond our control. Our suggestion for our customers is to be patient and cooperative.

And you can ask our experienced guide to arrange for you to take picture photo with pandas (hold panda baby for photo in your lap) in cub panda house, of course taking picture photo with baby panda cost you extra(as donation fund).

 

Volunteer program :rise to 700/person/day from April,2012

Included: Garment and Managerial fees

Excluded:

1 Entrance ticket and round bus tickets   2.Meals, hotels and your own expense

 

A volunteer program lasts 1 to 3 days.

Schedule for 1-day
8:30-8:35
Check-in, grouping, material hand out
8:35-9:00
Tour Panda Base to learn some knowledge about the Panda Base and giant pandas (Tour Panda Base will be interpreted by professional educators)
9:00-10:30
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
10:30-11:00
Visit the Nursery and red pandas
11:00-11:30
Watch giant panda film screening
11:30-13:30
Lunch at your leisure
13:30-15:00
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
15:00-15:10
Study behavior data collection
15:10-15:40
Perform behavior data collection
15:40-16:00
Groupphoto with the Base staff, presents, and farewell
* Schedule may change in the event of unforseen circumstances
 
 
Schedule for 2-day
Day 1
 
8:30-8:35
Check-in, grouping, material hand out
8:35-9:00
Tour Panda Base to learn some knowledge about the Panda Base and giant pandas (Tour Panda Base will be interpreted by professional educators)
9:00-10:30
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
10:30-11:00
Visit the Nursery and red pandas
11:00-11:30
Watch giant panda film screening
11:30-13:30
Lunch at your leisure
13:30-15:20
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
15:20-15:30
Learn how to collect behavior data
15:30-16:00
Perform behavior data collection
Day 2
 
8:30-11:00
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
11:00-11:30
Behavior data collection
11:30-13:30
Lunch at your leisure
13:30-15:20
Perform keepers duties at different enclosures
15:20-15:50
Visit new panda enclosures
15:50-16:00
Group photo with the Base staff, presents, and farewell
15:40-16:00
Groupphoto with the Base staff, presents, and farewell
* Schedule may change in the event of unforseen circumstances
 
 
Schedule for 3-day
Day 1
 
8:30-8:35
Check-in, grouping, material hand out
8:30-10:00
Tour Panda Base too learn some knowledge about the Panda Base and giant pandas (Tour Panda Base will be interpreted by professional educators)
10:00-11:00
Watch giant panda film screening
11:00-11:30
Visit the Nursery and red pandas
11:00-11:30
Lecture (Animal Behavior Data Research)
11:30-13:30
Lunch at your leisure
13:30-15:20
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
15:20-16:00
Behavior data collection
Day 2
 
8:30-10:30
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
10:30-11:00
Behavior data collection
11:00-11:30
Visit Giant Panda Discovery Center
11:30-13:30
Lunch at your leisure
13:30-15:30
Perform keeper's duties at different enclosures
15:30-16:00
Visit new panda enclosures
Day 3
 
8:30-11:30
Perform panda chef's duty at panda kitchen
11:30-13:30
Lunch at your leisure
13:30-15:00
Perform panda chef's duty at panda kitchen
15:00-15:40
Visit new enclosures
15:40-16:00
Groupphoto with the Base staff, presents, and farewell
* Schedule may change in the event of unforseen circumstances
 

Activities can be flexible and the programs can be redesigned according to different group sizes, time available, participants needs and interests and other factors. If you want to join, contact us to sign up for a volunteer program! E-mail:pandatour@yeah.net

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