The 2017 XTBG Summer Camp for National Outstanding College Students was held successfully from August 1 to 7. The summer camp was aimed to promote the communication of the outstanding students from colleges and universities around the country, and provide more chances for them to learn more about plant sciences and ecology.
At the opening ceremony of summer camp on August 1, the campers (69 undergraduate students from 30universities across the country) sang the XTBG song “Our Garden, Our Home” in chorus. Prof. Chen Jin, director of XTBG, delivered a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.
Afterwards, XTBG CPC Secretary Li Hongwei expressed a warm welcome to all campers and gave a brief introduction to the development of the Garden. He hoped the campers have a better understanding on XTBG and its graduate study. He also encouraged the undergraduates to approach scientific research and connect nature.
The camp extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding college students through a-week-long activities including visit, study, communication, lectures, and other activities to approach and understand XTBG.
The campers listened to 17 academic lectures which were given by professors Yu Diuqiu, Li Jie, Xu Zengfu, Harald Schneider, etc. All of these teachers have indicated some current status and future of plant sciences and ecology and helped the participants to learn more about the fields better.
During the interview process, the participants talked with the teachers face to face and knew more about their majors. Then, they got the chance to visit the laboratories and learned a lot there.
The campers also visited field stations and the canopy crane at Bubeng.
At the closing ceremony on August 5, representatives of teachers and campers expressed their feelings and wishes. Profs. Zhang Jiaolin, Yu Diqiu and Hu Yanru issued certificates of completion for the students.
Prof. Chen Jin makes a welcome speech
Mr. Li Hongwei gives introduction to XTBG
The campers sing "Our Garden, Our Home" in chorus
Professors make academic lectures
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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