We are the pioneers spearheading Kalu Yala’s growth into the Valley and beyond. We will be working on specifically defined Biology projects involving Biological Field Research, Water Systems, and temporary agriculture in the Kalu Yala valley.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
- Carl Sagan
Hummingbirds, Medicinal Herbs, and Raft 3.0 of Stint Five
During my fifth stint in the Panamanian jungle, I will have established hummingbird feeders throughout the farm, documented the types of medicinal herbs available in our region, and have built enough strong rafts for a river race.
Honey Creeper 2.0
No one can deny that sometimes when we get sucked into our own endeavors we forget about the big picture. It's an amazing to know that when I get frustrated with my project I can leave it be for a few hours and help someone else.
The Raft and Greenhouse of the Third Stint
The raft project was conceived and initiated during the third stint in the Tres Brazos valley of Panama. The entirety of a small, yet working, raft was completely built during this time. Likewise, an entire greenhouse was built by the agriculture team, and the biology team came within a hundred feet of delivering water to the base.
The Second Stint of Spring 2013
Regarding the second stint, much progress was made in the Tres Brazos jungle. The biology team completed more than half of the water system, while the outdoor recreation team renovated the Kalu Yala base and the agriculture team began planting an extensive amount of plants throughout the farm.
The “Trib”, Interviews, and Raft 2.0 of Stint Four
During the fourth stint, many accomplishments were made regarding hydrology, GIS, and sustainability. The water system was completed, and FSU lab connections were made. Furthermore, a much more perfect second raft neared its completion and new projects were envisioned by our living systems group.