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Earth day at Biomuseo. Next Friday, April 22, International Earth Day is celebrated worldwide. As part of the celebrations, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the BioMuseo will carry out several activities on Saturday, April 23, to commemorate the date and create awareness about the environmental problems that plague our planet.
Earth Day will be celebrated in the gardens of the Biomuseo from 10 a.m. in a multicultural event for children and adults that will last until 10 p.m. This celebration will have an origami children-oriented workshop to create local species of flora and fauna, plus a guided tour called “A Thousand and One Bugs” where children look for insects in their natural habitat within the museum’s botanical park.
That day the BioMuseo will have several guided walks, where the public can see the different types of plants in the botanical park and appreciate their relationship with the museum’s exhibits. Visitors will also be able to appreciate the emblematic architectural design of the museum and learn about its relationship to the content of the exhibition.
There will be a yoga session at sunset, a night walk in search of nocturnal insects and the launch of the new cafeteria menu. The evening will be accompanied by the music of EsFiebre and will sign off with a session of scary stories.
All activities are free. However admission to the permanent exhibitions of the museum will be the usual price. For more information visit www.BioMuseoPanama.org
Another important activity during this Earth Day is the celebration that will take place at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Punta Culebra Nature Center on the Amador Causeway. The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
In this event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the tropical diversity of the isthmus through talks with visiting scientists, who will explain the importance of taking care of the planet and nonrenewable resources for life conservation.
It is worth mentioning that the Smithsonian Institute will lead a beach cleaning outing, where adults and children will learn more about the care of waters and shores and the proper handling of waste. The event will also feature a mural drawing, where young participants can show off their artistic skills by drawing one of their favorite animals or plants.
These activities and many more will take place within the Punta Culebra Nature Center, so the regular admission rates remain the same, residents $3, Nonresidents $5, seniors $1.50 and children under $1. For more information visit. www.stri.si.edu