Monday, March 25, 2019

Day 4: Water testing in new locations, a deserted island, and baseball!

Today we headed by boat to Buena Esparanza. This location had land owners as well as community leaders that both seemed to be decision makers. There was also a healer in this community who was able to cure venomous snake bites from local snakes.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Day 3 (continued): Water sample testing at Popa 2, 'body storming,' and innovative structures to protect fish

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, we started the day by heading to Popa 2, a very small community of about 300 people. The small community had buildings spread out over a hill that led up to their school, a well, and a water catchment system.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Day 3: Testing water samples, teaching local children about water, and crocodiles!

Our day started off in San Cristobal, an island in the Bocas del Torro region, to test the water of a local community. We arrived there by boat around 9:30 and met with the community president. She gave us information about her community, whose population is about 1,200 people, and then brought us to where they stored their water.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Day 2: A visit to Panama's water supply management facility, a little shopping, and off to the Red Frog Resort to do our work!

Today we went to CATHALAC, the facility responsible for managing the water supply for the entire country of Panama. We were given a presentation by experts in the field on what the mission goal of their research was and how they plan on implementing changes to give clean and drinkable water to everyone in Panama.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Day 1: Barro Colorado Island, cool animals, learning about our guide's research

Today we went out to the Smithsonian Barro Colorado Island, where we got a chance to see some amazing animals in a protected habitat and speak firsthand to researchers about their work.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Chemistry in the Field: Water Analysis and Environmental Impact—Panama 2019

Access to reliable clean water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The College of Science and Engineering is offering a global seminar experience that will give participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge of chemical analysis and environmental impact.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saturday, Jan. 19: Merida's Roman bridge

The Roman Bridge in Mérida has been in use for over 2000 years. We walked the bridge three different times and learned several things about it including how it was constructed, it’s dimensions, and which parts are original.