*This itinerary is subject to change.
- Travel Day – Flight to Panama City from NE/NY based airport
March 5 – 7: San Blas Islands
We will travel from Panama City to San Blas Islands via boat. Students will participate in snorkeling exploration, have beach time discussions, and visit Cartí Suitupu were they will interact with the local community.
March 7 – March 10: Centro Mamoní
We participate in a hike challenge to the Mamoní Valley Preserve were students will engage in environmental science research projects led by local researchers of the Mamoní Valley Preserve and will spend time with community members of Las Margaritas and Chepo, two of the rural towns next to the reserve.
Our day-to-day activities on-site will be a combination of field research, community interaction and exploration of the surroundings. We’ll be hiking around the area, swimming in the crystal-clear rivers, learning about the different ecosystems, and grappling with the challenges of biodiversity conservation in the context of climate change and human impacts on the land.
March 10: Panama City
We travel back to Panama City and explore the Casco Viejo neighborhood.
March 11: Travel home from Panama City to US Airport**
** Families are responsible for transportation from U.S.-based airport to the student’s destination for the remainder of March break.