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Uncategorized / 25.09.2013

Por: Jim Palmer, PhD [caption id="attachment_5412" align="alignnone" width="500"] Pilar Bernal, Juan Carlos Cruz Díaz y Manuel Sánchez de Conservación Osa agregan reactivos para la prueba de oxígeno disuelto en el agua.[/caption]   El personal y los voluntarios de Conservación Osa pasaron un día en Rio Piro para hacer un panorama general de la saludad del medioambiente acuático durante un taller de campo en Junio 2013.  El taller fue dirigido por el biólogo Jim Palmer, Director de “Creek Connections,” un programa que fija educar personas sobre cuencas. El programa está basado en...

Environmental Education, Science and Research / 25.09.2013

by Jim Palmer, PhD [caption id="attachment_5412" align="alignnone" width="500"] Osa Conservation staff members Pilar Bernal, Juan Carlos Cruz Diaz and Manuel Sanchez add reagents to a dissolved oxygen test.[/caption]   Osa Conservation staff and volunteers ‘kicked around’ in Rio Piro to get a quick snapshot of stream health during a field workshop in the Osa Peninsula in June 2013.  The workshop was led by biologist Jim Palmer, Director of Creek Connections, a watershed education program based at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.   Staff and volunteers used field water chemical tests and macro-invertebrate kick-net...

Uncategorized / 18.09.2013

Escrito por Juan Carlos Cruz Díaz, Gerente de cienca, y Brigid Prouse, Asistente del programa de ciencia [caption id="attachment_5395" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Brigid Prouse, Asistente del programa de ciencia[/caption] La educación ambiental es un elemento crucial para dar a conocer la importancia de la conservación a comunidades y personas. Teniendo un programa sólido de educación ambiental y de acercamiento a las comunidades se puede promover el respeto, la importancia y las necesidades de nuestro medio ambiente. Por esta razón, hace algunos meses como parte del programa de ciencia e investigación de...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Uncategorized, Wildcats / 18.09.2013

by Juan Carlos Cruz Díaz, Science Manager, and Brigid Prouse, Science Program Assistant [caption id="attachment_5395" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Brigid Prouse, Science Program Assistant[/caption] Environmental education is a crucial element for promoting and teaching the importance of conservation to communities and individuals. By having a solid environmental education and outreach program, we can promote long term appreciation, awareness and respect for our environment. For this reason, a few months ago, as part of the Science Program at Osa Conservation, we started delivering a series of talks to locals, schools and tourists in...

Aves, Birds, Land Conservation and Forest Restoration, Uncategorized, Volunteers and Visitors / 13.09.2013

[caption id="attachment_5363" align="aligncenter" width="500"] A pair of Vermiculated Screech Owls. Photo by Alan Dahl[/caption]   Fall is fast approaching, and the change of seasons signals something particularly exciting for the Osa Peninsula – the return of migrating birds! The Osa is home to almost 500 resident bird species and many more who migrate to the peninsula from boreal forests in the US and Canada. Now in the middle of September, the migratory bird season is well under way, with species such as the Golden-winged warbler, Olive-Sided Flycatcher, and the Baltimore...