Dr. Cherie Gu - Founder, Respect, Empathy, and Appreciation for Life (REAL) Bo Wang, PhD - CEO, REAL
As a newly-established social enterprise, REAL is committed to promoting humane education in China. Currently, there is little solid theoretical foundation to support a joint action or to involve the public in China. REAL hopes to find a way to effectively promote and disseminate humane education so that more Chinese people can understand humane choices and ideas in daily lives, gain awareness, and behave with “Respect, Empathy, and Appreciation for Life.”
About our Speakers: Dr. Cherie Gu - Founder, REAL Cherie Gu earned her PhD in educational psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently she is an assistant professor of psychology at Guangdong University of Finance and Economics in Guangzhou City, China. She received her Humane Education Certificate from the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection. She loves to listen to the life stories of different people and appreciates the unique value of each living being. She set up the social enterprise REAL to promote humane education in China.
Bo Wang, PhD - CEO, REAL Dr. Bo Wang has been working in the area of nature education since he received his PhD and graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. He earned an Animals & Human Health Certificate from the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection. Currently, Bo is the director of the Pro-Nature Education and Research Center at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai and the CEO of REAL. His practice and research interests are nature-based psychotherapy, such as eco-therapy, horticultural therapy, and animal-assisted intervention. He has developed programs and curriculum to connect children and adolescents with nature. He also delivers lectures and workshops about the importance of human-nature connection to parents, teachers, and educators. In his research, he examines the influence of connections between children and nature in urban and rural areas in China.
Participants who attend all three live panel discussions are invited to download a certificate of completion from the University of Denver's Institute for Human-Animal Connection with three contact hours documented!