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Day 112 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 112 of 365Things to Do in Panama. Celebrate Earth Day and Attend the Earth Optimism Summit at Punta Culebra Natrual Center Amador Causeway!

Earth Day was kickstarted in the US in 1970 as a day to celebrate the planet and encourage people to think consciously about the environment. The annual event has now grown into a global movement, encouraging people to do things that will benefit all four corners of the earth - from recycling and planting trees to reducing our carbon footprints.

Celebration of the Earth Optimism Summit in Panama event held today, is a global initiative led by the Smithsonian Institution. The aim is to change the pessimistic discourse on environmental issues by messages of hope and tangible solutions. The Summit, will highlight what is working in conservation efforts and how to increase its scope and replicate it. Activities, include a symposium where experts and young people will make presentations on environmental successes, a modeling contest with recycled material and a video contest about successful projects for the environment. Presence of scientific experts, craft samples, an interactive painting workshop for children, and a recycling fair.

The event is held today at Punta Culebra Natural Center of the Smithsonian Institute for Tropical Research – STRI, Causeway of Amador.

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