by Austin Yeung 2017-08-3
I’m back! and this time, I brought three friends of mine with me on a research expedition to Palau. William Huang, Nigel Yang, and Sebastian Charmot, along with myself from Shanghai American School (SAS) came to conduct independent research on eco-tourism in Palau. We visited U.S. Ambassador Amy Hyatt and USDA Officer Paul Lake at the U.S. Embassy in Koror. It was our first time in a U.S. Embassy on American soil in a foreign country!
With the help of Ambassador Hyatt and Mr. Lake, we met with a number of Palau government officials and interviewed them on environmental policies set in place – by the Palauan government – to conserve and preserve. We explore, through inquiry-based learning and our own questionnaires, how Palau can protect its conservation success, yet further its eco-tourism industry.
It has been a great experience for all of us. And I am glad I had the privilege and honor in leading this expedition.