On July 28th, the long-awaited American study tour finally began. We arrived at the airport early with our parents. Don't worry, we have grown up!
Let's immerse ourselves in the fragrance of books while waiting for the flight.
Let’s leave time for those who need it most when taking the elevator.
Our suitcases were as neat as our team!
Over a dozen hours of cross-ocean flight, the children arranged their journey properly by listening to music, reading books, eating snacks, dealing with jet lag and doing homework. Let us continue to be a beautiful boy /girl quietly.
We captured "White Fat Man (A380)" and "Dumb Goose (Boeing 747)" in the same frame. Happy American study tour began!
终于抵达美国本土学生参加的夏令营营地了，来看看国外的夏令营是什么样子的吧！学习好习惯，努力成为“扶门礼”代言人。Finally, we arrived at the summer camp for native American students. Let's see what the summer camp is like abroad. Let’s learn good habits and try to become polite “door holders".
抵达营地的第一天就是一个挑战：独自完成铺床的任务！离开了爸爸妈妈，我们一样棒棒哒！There was a challenge the first day we arrived at the camp-to make the beds ourselves! We could be still good even without mom and dad.
跟蜥蜴零距离接触，学习植食性动物、肉食性动物、杂食性动物的分类，种子植物、苔藓植物、蕨类植物和裸子植物有什么不一样，今天的收获可真多呀。We contacted closely with lizards and learned the classification of animals and the difference of plants. It was really a fruitful day.
In the camp, we found a 150 feet high sequoia, which belongs to the world's tallest tree species. In the world of nature, there are many secrets waiting for us to explore.
Most importantly, all of our courses here were close to nature, through inquiry learning. We hiked here, looking for all kinds of plants in the Sequoia forest area, understanding the operation of the forest ecosystem and the secrets of the animal pyramid.
团队意识的培养被放在第一位！如何迅速的完成老师指定的任务，一次、二次、三次，跟同伴讨论得出最后的答案：一个人通关不算什么，重要的是让你的团队一起过关！The cultivation of team consciousness was put in the first place! How to accomplish the task assigned by the teacher quickly, and discuss with your peers to get the final answer. It is more important to let your team pass customs together than passing by your own.
当然不只是学习知识，高空攀岩、丛林飞跃、高空秋千，每个活动对美娃都是一次挑战，攀上高高的站台，我就是最棒的！Except for knowledge learning, outdoor activities were challenges to children. Climbing up on high platform, I am the best!
最大的惊喜来自Banana slug(香蕉鼻涕虫）和Salamander（蝾螈、俗称娃娃鱼）。老师这个超级哈利波特迷告诉我们，只要敢把这个流着“鼻涕”的东东放到鼻子上，就可以成为鼻涕虫俱乐部的一员！The biggest surprises came from Banana slug and Salamander. The teacher, a super Harry Potter fan, told us that the person who dared to put this thing with “runny nose” on his/her nose could become a member of the slug club!
What! What a disgusting thing! Are you sure you want to put it on? I'll touch it first. Well, in order to be as good as Harry Potter, let's do it!
你看，我在小溪里发现了这么珍贵的蝾螈！也算对我们这几天辛勤学习的回报吧！Look, I found such precious salamanders in the stream! It could be counted as a reward for our hard work these days.
我们来营地就是锻炼自己的，所以老师要求所有衣物全部自己洗，每天早上床铺自己整理！We came to the camp to train ourselves, so the teacher asked us to wash our own clothes and make beds every morning by ourselves.
离开营地、离开酒店的每一天，我们都是自己整理好了床铺，像小小鸟儿，渐渐学着自己独立的生活和飞翔。Every day we left the camp and the hotel, we made our beds. Like little birds, we learned to live and fly independently gradually.
图文 | 吴雪峰
后期制作 | 刘春桃 翻译 | 谢莉
审核 | 钟灵滋 孙叶单