My time in Panama has come to an end and it has been great! My research project with the A. collare ants proved statically significant and all of our group projects got written up. At the end of the program we all went to Boquete which is in a Cloud Forest. It was a great way to end the experience, we hiked to a waterfall, saw petroglyphs, went to the hot springs, shopped, and ate pizza! After rice and beans and rice and beans, pizza was a nice change of pace. The petroglyphs were my favorite part because I had never seen anything like that before and I just had so many questions. The petroglyphs were thousands of years old and largely unknown. Another interesting thing about them, was they were only found on one large rock and the next neatest site was 4km away.
the clear-winged butterfly, and my research ants. We also saw a sloth,millipedes, scorpions (although the photo is an exoskeleton),Strawberry Poison Dart frogs, fer-de-lance snake, and a quetzal. This image is from one of my fellow classmates, you can check out her blog at jtpanamajournal.wordpress.com.
My trip to Panama was a blast and a great opportunity! If anyone would like more information feel free to ask or check out http://www.itec-edu.org.
Well I have to stay put in the United States until May when I graduate! Yikes, how the past four years have flown! I am so grateful for everyone support! Thanks for reading, until next time!