Shanghai's Songjiang district recently named its first 16 study tour bases, five of which are located in the Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort. The bases offer 20 courses in total.
The five bases include the Fulin Teenager Village at the Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park, the Xuanfeng Aviation Science and Technology Innovation Practice Base, the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, the Shanghai Yuehu Sculpture Park, and the Shanghai Sheshan National Forest Park.
Fulin Teenager Village
Guangfulin was a cultural, political, economic, and transportation center in ancient times. Its original surroundings have been preserved at Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park. The Fulin Teenager Village allows teenage visitors to learn about traditional Chinese culture in an immersive way.
Its course "How to become a guardian of national treasures" involves archaeological activities, cultural relic restoration and cultural experiences.
Students can use the resources at the venue to focus on archaeological restoration. The course can help them form a professional understanding of archaeology by listening to explanations and participating in the practice of archaeological restoration, and cultivate their awareness of protecting cultural relics and cultural heritage.
A student tries her hand at restoration at the Fulin Teenager Village. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]
Address: No 3260 Guangfulin Road, Songjiang district, Shanghai
Xuanfeng Aviation Science and Technology Innovation Practice Base
The Xuanfeng Aviation Science and Technology Innovation Practice Base's course provides students with the opportunity to learn and experience a pilot's career.
Its course features an immersive and full-process experience. Students can simulate completing tasks such as a pilot's entry physical examination and changing uniforms. They will learn about a pilot's dress code, mission and responsibilities, as well as flight-related knowledge by carrying out mock airport drills and observing aircraft models.
Students can also enter the cockpit of a simulated aircraft to experience a real flight scenario.
A boy experiences being a pilot in a simulated aircraft. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]
Address: No 1169 Linyinxin Road, Sheshan town, Songjiang district, Shanghai
Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden
The Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden is a national 4A-level scenic spot and the largest botanical garden in East China. It has a collection of more than 15,000 species and varieties of plants from 71 countries and regions, including some rare and endangered species. The plants are labeled with their names and identifying characteristics.
Its course "How desert plants adapt to the environment" teaches students about the types and distribution of deserts in China and the world. Students can observe and identify desert plants to explore their adaptation characteristics.
Students learn about plants in the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]
Address: No 3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang district, Shanghai
Shanghai Yuehu Sculpture Park
The Shanghai Yuehu Sculpture Park is a science polarization base in Shanghai. With the construction concept of "returning to nature and enjoying art", the comprehensive artistic park integrates modern sculptures, natural scenery and landscape art.
During its course "How people talk to stones", students can appreciate the stone sculptures and experience creating stone carvings.
Address: No 1158, Linyinxin Road, Songjiang district, Shanghai
Shanghai Sheshan National Forest Park
In the Shanghai Sheshan National Forest Park, students can learn about the story of the famous Huzhu Pagoda on Tianmashan Mountain. The pagoda surpasses the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy in terms of age and tilt. They can also learn about the story of Lansun, which literally translates to orchid bamboo shoot, a name granted by Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722).