Marvelwood students travel to Panama for community and environmental outreach

Representatives from the Marvelwood School and children from the village of La Zahina in Panama worked on a community mural for the village. Photo Submitted

KENT — Each year, a group of students, parents, alumni and teachers from Marvelwood School travel to Panama to conduct scientific research, perform community service and create educational opportunities for students in the rural villages.

This year 13 students, four parents, one alumnus and two faculty members made the trip to eastern Panama from Jan. 29 to Feb. 9.

Through a partnership with Conservation Through Research Education and Action (CREA), the group spent time working at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama’s Mamoni Valley.

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