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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


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

  • Surrounded by the Panama Canal

  • Only accessible to research scientists

  • 2 nights in “dorms”

  • The animals are protected against poachers


Sights on B.C.I.


The Trails


The Big Tree


Tarzan Would Have Loved the Vines!


When Not Hiking, Here’s How We Got Around


Our Accommodations

B.C.I-2 Nights

Canopy Tower-3 Nights

Gamboa-3 Nights

San Blas-1 Night


What’s A Sloth?


Bats

Look up in this hollow tree

to see hundreds of bats!


Other Rainforest Animals

Termite Trails


Still More Animals!

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


Tree Frogs

Tree Frog Eggs


They Caught and Tagged an Ocelot


Radio Towers will Track His Travels


The Panama Canal


Visiting the Natives


Learning Their Customs


Indian Life

Hospital


Indian Crafts


The Airport to the Islands


Snorkeling Around the Islands


The Dolphin Lodge Hotel


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


Our Island Hotel


Canopy Tower

A converted radar tower is now a beautiful hotel


Magnificent Ending to a Spectacular Trip


Thank

You!


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