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Ready to pack your bags and head to Panama this summer? Explore Panama, from Panama City and the Canal Zone to the Valle de Anton and the Pacific coast! You'll find out how local communities conserve the flora and fauna of the region. Travel to multiple locations, including the Valle de Anton and the Pacific coast! You'll support reforestation projects and volunteer at an orchid conservation center. After that, travel to the tranquil Pacific coast, home to a sea turtle protection project. Earn 30 service hours as you do hands-on volunteer activities that help make the area safer for the sea turtles that nest and hatch there.
Two spots on this project are reserved for students from Panama, so you’ll get to practice your Spanish and learn about Panamanian culture.
- Nocturnal sea turtle monitoring on the beach
- Practice your Spanish with local Panamanians
- Meet youth from the Eco Club, dedicated to preserving the environment in and around their community
- Hike to waterfalls and an extinct volcanic crater
- Hear from local people about the challenges of climate change and its impacts on people’s lives.
AMIGOS has two local partner agencies for this project. One is a sea turtle protection organization located on the Pacific coast. The other is Panama’s Ministry of the Environment. Volunteers earn 30 service hours while supporting local initiatives, like maintaining the turtle hatchery, ensuring the beach is free from anything that might harm the turtles, doing night patrols, planting trees, and supporting the orchid center.