Melva Olmos

Melva Olmos

Miraflores, Coclé, Panamá

Public Schools Coclesito & Along rivers Coclé Del Norte and San Juan de Turbé, Cooperativa, Lideres de comunidades

President, Conservacion Panama Inc.


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Published on Dec 16, 2020

Preliminary results

Throughout the 2020 school year (until the pandemic hit!) we ran a pilot program in 10 different locations along the rivers. We wanted to pre-test our lesson plan, our field methods and the testing...

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Published on Dec 16, 2020

What the HECK is a Foldscope???!!!!

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Published on Dec 16, 2020

Why school-based science programs are important in remote regions of Panama ...

Teaching SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS (STEM) in remote communities in Panama is integral to future conservation efforts. Over my two-decade long career in conservation science...

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Published on Dec 14, 2020

Where science, conservation and community need mutually win!

Fifth grade students along the Rios San Juan de Turbe and Coclé del Norte are the primary "movers" for our project. These students are in charge of following scientific protocols to test water and ...

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Published on Dec 10, 2020

What we teach?

The principle aim is to teach the "scientific method", make an observation, ask a question, do a test and make a conclusion. In remote areas of Panama there are many problems that can be solved by ...

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Published on Dec 10, 2020

What is a FOLDSCOPE!?!?!?!

The "Foldscope" is research grade paper microscope. The Foldscope, delivered to Panama, only costs about $5. With very little financial investment we are able to bring microscopy and microbiology k...

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Published on Dec 01, 2020

Background: Project area

The area our work is taking place is a remote region of Panamá's Caribbean coastline, also referred to often as the Mosquito Coast. This area does not have any modern infrastructure. There are no r...

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Hi Sarah: Thanks so much for your contribution to the project. It will help us to help people in these communities! 👍