Off to Panama!

airport

From left to right: Annie Innes-Gold, Phoebe Reuben, Hubert Szczygiel and Justin Touchon prepare to board United 1021 to Panama City, Panama.

It’s June 1st, 2016 and here we go!  Two months of research in Panama await the four of us.  Hopefully it will be productive, instructional, fun, and amazing.

Getting here has been challenge, both in the short- and long-term.  It has taken months of permit applications and research proposals to get to where we can actually go to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) to do our work.  Then the whole start of the trip was almost derailed when I left my passport at home!  Luckily I realized that before we were out of Poughkeepsie and we ended up making it to the Newark airport with plenty of time for our flight.  Off we go!!