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Tropical Panama for Teens

February 24 @ 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

A Teen Naturalist Rainforest Excursion for 9-12th graders
February 24 – March 4, 2024 (February break!)
Includes all lodging, transportation, and food
Guide: Pete Kerby-Miller and Carrie Riker

This February-break trip for teenagers is an introduction to tropical ecology and biodiversity. Our expert educators and Panama’s premiere wildlife guides have worked together to build this unforgettable journey, designed with the goal of kindling a passion for nature connection and wildness that will last a lifetime.

As a close-knit group of curious learners, we’ll together immerse in some of Earth’s most biodiverse lowland jungles and highland cloud forests. As we take in the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of new landscapes, we’ll witness how myriad species and systems function together to create complex, resilient tropical ecosystems. Throughout the journey, we’ll use these experiences to understand our own responsibility to appreciate and protect nature abroad and at home.

We’ll discover technicolor butterflies and astonishingly camouflaged praying mantids underneath forests full of toucans and tanagers. We’ll gaze out our bedroom windows at monkeys and macaws moving through the rainforest canopy. We’ll trek into the volcanic high-country in search of the sacred and stunning Resplendant Quetzal. We’ll watch dazzling hummingbirds sip nectar from inumerable tropical flowers while the roars of howler monkeys echo in the distance. Join us as we take a left off the Pan-American Highway and head straight into the heart of the jungle.



February 24
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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