Collaboration: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute of Panama
Educators Connecting Research to the K-16 Classroom has long standing and rich relationship with the Smithsonian Tropical Research of Panama. This relationship includes the teachers traveling to Panama to work with scientists, an adopt a one room school house program, many videoconferences, two ECRC teachers spending their summers in Panama and even working with the Panamanian Government and STRI to produce four children’s books featuring the work of STRI scientists in Panama. The books were finalized in Spanish and English and distributed to Panama schools and students. The ever-popular Rainforest Researchers program is filled with exciting authentic activities. Please enjoy our tip of the iceberg gallery and some sample Motivator Map downloads.