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Panama Rainforest Trip Summer 2002. By: Fran Zak Pascack Valley HS fzak@pascack.k12.nj.us. Panama . San Blas. B.C.I. Gamboa. Canopy Tower. Canal. Here’s Panama!. Typical Road Signs. Capybara Crossing. Barro Colorado Island (B.C.I.). An isolated ecosystem

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Panama Rainforest TripSummer 2002

By:

Fran Zak

Pascack Valley HS

fzak@pascack.k12.nj.us


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Panama 


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San Blas

B.C.I.

Gamboa

Canopy Tower

Canal


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Here’s Panama!


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Typical Road Signs

Capybara Crossing


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Barro Colorado Island (B.C.I.)

  • An isolated ecosystem

  • Surrounded by the Panama Canal

  • Only accessible to research scientists

  • 2 nights in “dorms”

  • The animals are protected against poachers


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Sights on B.C.I.


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The Trails


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The Big Tree


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Tarzan Would Have Loved the Vines!


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When Not Hiking, Here’s How We Got Around


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Our Accommodations

B.C.I-2 Nights

Canopy Tower-3 Nights

Gamboa-3 Nights

San Blas-1 Night


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What’s A Sloth?


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Bats

Look up in this hollow tree

to see hundreds of bats!


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Other Rainforest Animals

Termite Trails


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Still More Animals!

This is a tiny frog in the palm of Greg’s hand


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Tree Frogs

Tree Frog Eggs


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They Caught and Tagged an Ocelot


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Radio Towers will Track His Travels


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The Panama Canal


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Visiting the Natives


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Learning Their Customs


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Indian Life

Hospital


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Indian Crafts


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The Airport to the Islands


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Snorkeling Around the Islands


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The Dolphin Lodge Hotel


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Our Hotel on the Islands

  • Hotel had no refrigerator

  • Electricity goes out at 9 pm

  • Bathroom light was a kerosene lamp

  • No A.C.,no screens on windows

  • Gorgeous view of ocean surrounding the island


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Our Island Hotel


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Canopy Tower

A converted radar tower is now a beautiful hotel


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Magnificent Ending to a Spectacular Trip


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Thank

You!


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