Ecology Summer School 2020


The Ecology Summer School is a Spanish-language program that aims to give ORT students a deeper understanding of the natural environment and the importance of conservation through scientific research projects, site visits and meetings with leading academics and conservationists.

The summer school took place, Monday 2 February – Friday 14 February 2020 in Panama in the rainforest with 24 Spanish speaking ORT students aged 15-18 from Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Colombia and Panama.

With guidance from researchers from the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute, also in Gamboa, the ORT students were introduced to the biology of the rainforest and identified topics that they could investigate further through research projects.