This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Live from PanamaDaytime Program on Zoom Noon Lecture/Seminar Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1NV065 Location: This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series. Select your Tickets Resize text Barro Colorado Island Research FacilitiesSmithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama Three million years ago, the Isthmus of Panama rose from the sea and changed the world. The linking of two continents sparked one of the earth’s greatest natural experiments in evolution as species of animals and plants migrated between North and South America across the newly formed land bridge that divided an ocean and created two vastly different marine ecosystems. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (STRI), as it has been known since 1966, was created to expand and share knowledge about the past, present, and future of tropical ecosystems and their relevance to human welfare. That work began in 1910 when the Smithsonian led one of the world’s first major environmental impact studies, which surveyed and catalogued the flora and fauna of the lowland tropical forests that would be flooded with the creation of the Panama Canal. More than a century later, the Smithsonian in Panama is a standard-setting global platform for groundbreaking research on tropical forests and marine ecosystems and their astounding biodiversity. Join Linette Dutari, associate director of communications at STRI, live from Panama for an informative and engaging program that moves from the skies to the depths of the seas as it covers all the places where STRI scientists seek answers to the questions that motivate their daily research. Why Panama? That story is as rich as the tropics, one that chronicles the evolution of a field station where only men were allowed, to today’s vibrant, diverse community of researchers and students that make STRI a world-class research platform.Get a look at STRI scientists at work and learn some of the the questions their research sets out to answer in this brief video. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.