[2015年7月4日] – 中国学生在加拿大的第二天 Chinese students second day in Canada  

[2015年7月4日] – 中国学生在加拿大的第二天 Chinese students second day in Canada  

本日志由来自北京师范大学的学生撰写  by students from Beijing Normal University

Group members:Zhong Manna   Liu Yutong  Yu Xiaoyu  Xing Kangnan  Li Zixiang  Feng Xiaofei

Weather: Sunny, Temp:15-30℃,

After a night of rest, we finally began our trip of Canada. Today we visited main spots of Toronto in the morning and Royal Botanical Gardens along with the Cootes Paradise Restortion in the afternoon.

The first stop was University of Toronto. Although the visit only lasted ten minutes, we still got totally drawn into the beautiful scene of school, especially the ancient Victoria-aged buildings. Then, we cross the crowd street, arriving at the Toronto City Hall, which designed by a Finish designer, and look like an eye when overlook from the sky. We briefly learn the history of City Hall and have a look at the mayor office, then went to the significant building-CN Tower, the highest building between 1976 to 2009. It’s fantastic to overlook the whole city and Ontario Lake. Due to the recent America Athletic Meeting, you can see the activity about it everywhere.

We went to Chinatown enjoyed the Guangdong food at lunch time.

After lunch Mr. Yu showed us to the Royal Plant Park, where the woods are lush and well proportioned. Along the road there are chipmunk running around everywhere, which are not afraid of people very much. Andrea showed us around the park, introducing the background information, several kind of main species, and the project on going here. On the spot of a patch of dead reed, we learned that they are a main kind of invasive species here causing problems like eliminating the local species, stuck animals like birds and turtles that they can’t get away. Since chemical treatment will do harm to the water, manual methods were taken such as chopping them down. Hopefully by this way the original ecology can be regained.

Then we went to the Royal Botanical Garden, which is a conservation area for native fish species, guided by working staff. Through her introduction, we learnt how to separate invasive species and native species artificially to reduce the damage caused by invasive species.

Around 4 pm, we went to the biggest shopping mall in Toronto and stayed there for about one hour. After shopping, we enjoyed our dinner and went back to Toronto Plaza Hotel. Today is a wonderful day. We not only enjoyed the recreation, but also learnt plenty of knowledge.

经过一夜的休息,激动人心的加拿大之行终于开始了。我们今天的行程主要分为两部分,上午是参观多伦多的主要景点,下午是到汉密尔顿市参观皇家植物园(Royal Botanical Gardens)和Cootes Paradise Restortion。

多伦多的第一站是多伦多大学,虽然参观的时间只有10分钟,但是我们还是被其优美的校园环境给深深吸引了,尤其是那古老的维多利亚时代的建筑。紧接着,穿过车水马龙的多伦多街道,我们来到了多伦多的市政大楼。市政大楼是有一位芬兰设计师设计的,从空中俯瞰呈眼球形,很特别。我们简要的了解了市政大楼的历史以及匆匆看了一眼市长办公室之后,就马不停蹄地赶到多伦多的标志性建筑——多伦多电视塔。CNtower在1976到2009是世界上最高的楼。在塔上俯瞰安大略湖和多伦多市的全貌,十分壮观。由于最近多伦多正在举行泛美运动会,到处都可以看到与其相关的标语、活动等。

午饭时间我们到了“中国城”,享用广东菜。

午饭后余师傅将我们带到皇家植物园。植物园里树丛茂密,错落有致。草地里有很多可爱的花栗鼠,它们并不惧怕人类,在小径、草地与树木上穿梭觅食。在植物园里工作人员的带领下,我们边走边了解植物园的情况。在一片完全枯萎芦苇面前,我们了解到,水体中的化学污染物是导致这种状况的元凶,人类活动的确对自然环境造成了很大的破坏。大片干枯倒伏的芦苇相互交错,对一些动物的生存也产生了威胁,例如曾经有乌龟经过这里时不慎仰面朝天,因芦苇交错阻碍无法翻身而死亡;又如小鸟在这里被芦苇缠绕无法起飞而被困住等等。现在植物园的工作人员们已经通过一些人为控制来科学的恢复这里的自然环境。随后我们又跟随工作人员到达汉密尔顿港附近的本地鱼类物种保护区。在这里她向我们介绍并演示了了如何通过人工方式将入侵物种和本地物种分开,降低入侵物种带来的危害。在这里我们学到了很多知识。

下午四点左右我们到达多伦多最大的购物中心并在那里停留了一个小时左右,并在晚饭后回到Toronto Plaza Hotel休息。今天一天的行程至此结束,无论是在学习知识方面还是娱乐方面都收获颇丰。

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