Monday, October 5, 2015

Pandas: The Journey Home

I thought it would be really fun to share with all of you this awesome documentary I recently watched on Netflix. "Pandas: The Journey Home" shares the story of how China is making a HUGE effort to keep pandas from becoming extinct!! The process is long and takes a large amount of work, but the Wolong Panda Center loves what they do and are coming a long way in keeping pandas in the wild!!

I don't want to give too much away since I highly recommend this quick, but fascinating documentary. However, there is one part that shines out for all youth development workers. Part of the process is bringing the pandas that are born at the center to schools all over China, to teach the youth to love and appreciate the pandas. They do this with the hope that the future of China will continue to help keeping pandas alive!! When I saw that this is part of the process in bringing pandas back into their natural habitat, it was a great feeling of hope and faith. The Center realized that the children of China are part of the solution, and that in itself proved to me that Youth Development is an important component for many parts of society. Youth CAN make a difference, in any place, whether it's in the United States, or China.

Pandas: The Journey Home (2014) Poster


  1. Haven't watched this yet, but love your YDEV brain making sense of this as a Youth Worker!

    1. Thank you, Dr. Bogad! I'm not a Netflix person but I really enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing and viewing my blog!!