A few days after the earthquake, I returned to the panda base and everything seemed pretty much back to normal. The pandas seemed to be behaving normally (sleeping and eating) although I did read a report that the younger pandas had a hard time dealing with the earthquake. My understanding is that Continue reading
Who wants lunch?
If you’ve been following us here at PDXWildlife you know we’re big fans of sustainable seafood. And so is our home state! As a result of grants from the Farm to School and School Garden bill, schools in Bend, Oregon have implemented a “Boat to School” program to bring local seafood into school lunches. This is a temporary program which wraps up this month (although there is a bill in the legislature this session to expand Farm to School programs), and will culminate with an educational event where fishermen speak to students about their fishing practices. What a great fusion of health and education!
And it looks like the trend is catching on – Centennial school district in east Portland has also started incorporating local seafood into their menu. Let’s hope programs like this take off all over our area!
For the full scoop on the Boat to School program see the full article on OPBs Ecotrope blog.
For more on our sustainable seafood activities, check out our PDXSeafood program page here.
Julia Ruppell, now officially Dr. Julia Ruppell, defended her dissertation work on white-cheeked crested gibbons in May. She will be taking about a year to write up the results and get them published but here’s a snap shot of what she was studying. Continue reading
Just wanted to let everyone know that the BiFengXia panda base and our intern Stephanie were both unhurt in the earthquake in Lushan, China (very close to Ya’An). Here’s Stephanie’s blog reporting the entire experience:
“Yesterday morning started out pretty normal as I got on the bus for the panda base Continue reading