The Bocas Research Station Celebrates Earth Day 2016 by Marlon Smith

The Bocas Research Center along with children and volunteers cleaning up the beaches of Playa Ismito (aka Las Cabañas)

The Bocas Research Station along with children and volunteers cleaning up the beaches of Playa Ismito (aka Las Cabañas)

This year in Bocas, there was more than just a celebration for Earth Day. It was a public event involving children of all ages and participation came from both public and private schools. Throughout the days leading up to Earth Day, many activities transpired: there were beach clean-ups in Bluff, Carenero and the Cabañas.

Happy Earth Day ! The parade in the park. April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day ! The parade in the park. April 22, 2016

On April 22nd (Earth Day) there was a parade in the park as well as a fair in which students from the Sea Turtle Conservancy and the School for Field Studies were able to present different environmental topics. For this event, every school in the archipelago was invited, including: la Republica de Nicaragua, Bet-El, San Cristobal, Bocas del Drago and Tangerine. Bluff, Carenero and las Cabañas were the beaches where the clean-ups were held in honor of Earth Day. It couldn’t have been done without the support of Ancon Expedition Bocas, Habla Ya Spanish School, Aqua Lounge, Gran Kahuna and Mini Super Isla Colon. Many thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers!

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Nicholas Corea is the editor of the Bocas Breeze. He wasn't born in Bocas, but he got there as fast as he could. He is just one of the many foreigners who became enamored with the islands and his mission is to share the magic of Bocas del Toro with the world. Mr. Corea likes to extend his gratitude to everyone who makes the Bocas Breeze happen- starting with YOU (the reader).

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