Hello People of the Internet!
Today I’m going to do a review slash reflection of my class field trip to Cat Tien National Park. The park is located in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.
What was the best thing about going to Cat Tien? In my opinion, the best thing during the trip to Cat Tien was the bonfire because we got to eat marshmallows. The second best thing for me was making food for the sun and moon bears at the moon bear center, the food consisted of dog food and chopped bananas.
The picture on the left show’s me holding the food that I prepared for the bears.
What was something that made you happy while you were in Cat Tien? While I was in Cat Tien, the thing that made me happy was being close to nature and the refreshing atmosphere around me, it was like being on another planet where human impact hasn’t significantly effected it.
How did you overcome a problem that you had in Cat Tien? The problem for me and a few other friends in Cat Tien was the mosquito, I’m not just talking about small mosquitoes in the city but ones that are about 3-4 times bigger than it, but that problem was quickly resolved by spraying mosquito repellent on ourselves.
What things are you proud of during the trip to Cat Tien? The thing that I’m proud of myself during the field trip was that everybody turned up back at school in one piece. The second thing I’m proud of is managing my mood in various circumstances.
What sustainable practices did you see at Cat Tien? One of the eco-friendly practices we did in Cat Tien was that we used an eco-friendly microwave called a bon-fire. Another sustainable practice we did was not littering, why is this good? It is good because if we did litter, the park would look ugly and the process of cleaning the park would be expensive, time-consuming and tiring for the workers. Furthermore, if we did litter, our waste could be sitting there forever and next year’s field trip wouldn’t experience the cleanliness we did.
Why do you think the government protects places like Cat Tien and makes National Parks? According to my research, the government forms national parks like Cat Tien because they want to preserve, defend and protect the local habitat and its inhabitants (plants, animals and to rehabilitate captive animals back to into the wild). In my opinion, I think it is good for the government to do so because preserving and protecting Vietnam’s animals and resources is important for the future of this beautiful nation.
What can we learn from going to Cat Tien? How to be responsible and self reliant. Furthermore, we also learnt how to take care of the environment. We also learnt how the ecosystem there functions through our micro-ecosystems period.
During the micro eco-systems period, I was in a group with Anna, Halia, Vy and of course me. The picture shown on the left shows me observing what we think is a piece of a termite nest using a microscope while Vy jots down every data from the observation.
Some people just don’t care about protecting and sustaining our environment. What would you say to these people to change their minds? “Excuse me? Please put the piece of garbage into the trash bin. Help save the world!”