Tropical, hot in the day time, but nights can be cooler.
aguacero = rainstorm
refrigerio = snack
¿Qué sopa? = what’s up?
Rice, beans, lentils, plantains, chicken
*Dates may be subject to change.
June 26 – Participants arrive. Project Leadership Teams pick them up at the airport and the group travels together to Coclé Province.
June 26 – 30 – Briefing. The Project Leadership Team leads all participants in a country-specific orientation to AMIGOS and the Coclé Project. Briefing is held at the Centro de Desarrollo Sostenible Ambiental (CEDESAM). After briefing, project staff bring participants to their host communities.
July 1 – 7 – Week 1 of Extracurricular Activities: Leadership.
July 8 – 14 – Week 2 of Extracurricular Activities: Reforestation.
July 14 – Midterm. This is a time to relax with all the Coclé participants and the Project Leadership Team. Participants will have an option to call home during this time.
July 15 – 21 – Week 3 of Extracurricular Activities: Water Conservation.
July 22 – 28 – Week 4 of Extracurricular Activities: A Healthy Body.
July 27 – 29 – FiestAmbiente, a celebration of environment and culture with local youth, will be held in Penonomé. Then, we travel as a group to the ecological excursion at Parque Omar Torrijos. Participants and local youth will have the opportunity to explore a Panamanian nature reserve and get some hands-on experience with environmental service work.
July 29 – August 4 – Week 5 of Extracurricular Activities: Leptospirosis Prevention.
August 5 – 8 – Participants leave community and come together for debriefing. This is a chance for participants to process, reflect, and prepare to return home. They will also get a chance to see different attractions in and around Panama City.
August 8 – Participants depart.