Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Saturday, March 14: Our last day in Panama

Today was our last day in Panama before traveling home. We were awakened at 5 a.m. for our flight to the sound of pouring rain.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Thursday, March 12: Day 6—morning activities

This morning, Thursday, March 12, we found that we had to be flexible with our plans. We were initially planning on making our second and final visit to the San Cristobal community, but due to the growing fear of the COVID-19 virus we decided that it would be better for us and the community if only a few group members went back to San Cristobal.

Saturday, March 14

Today, I am writing a blog on one of the best beaches in Boca de Toro in Panama, the starfish beach. What an amazing beach it was!

Tuesday, March 10: Day 4—afternoon in Bastimentos

This afternoon, half the group headed to Up In the Hill, a self-sustaining farm on Bastimentos. We traveled to the highest point on the island for a tour around the farm.

Tuesday, March 10: Day 4—afternoon on the mainland

On Tuesday afternoon, the group split up and half of us went to the mainland to learn about Soroptimists International. Soroptimists is an organization that helps girls gain more access to education, and in Panama they give girls money so they can travel to school.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020: Day 7

Waking up Friday morning we were so excited to finally have a day to relax! After four days of working in the communities and exploring Bocas del Toro, we had an opportunity to zip line in the tropical rainforest on Bastimentos Island where our resort is.

Thursday, March 12, 2020: Day 6

After doing some exciting data analysis and number crunching, we were hungering for another taste of the ocean. As we headed out of the student center towards the boats, I could feel the exhilaration course through me as this was my first-time snorkeling and I was a tad nervous.