Tuesday talks: 10:30 in the BCP Theater


 Tuesday, May 21 – The Primates Projecat UNACHI was born in the middle of 2016 inside an initiative of environment conservation and monitoring of the Primates population in lowlands of the Chiriqui province. The project reunites investigators and students from UNACHI with the public in general. This project has developed some activities in different districts and areas in the province; but its main objectives are orientated to the study and conservation of the primates, though talks, monitoring studies, internships, education campaigns and workshops in Chiriqui.

Dr. Ariel Rodríguez-Vargas, Biologist, specialist in conservation and environmental studies, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project director.

Dra. Laura Patiño Canom  chemistry specialist in natural products, works as a researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui (UNACHI) and is the primate project group coordinator.

      Moderator:  Cheryl Schmidt

Tuesday, May 28  - “The Healthy Living Series” presented by Boquete Health and Hospice

                             “It’s a Matter of Heart”

·         What to do if you think you might be having a heart attack in Boquete

·         Heart Health Snafus & Bungles

·         High altitude exposure and heart conditions

·         Blood Donation Initiative

Presenter: Charlotte Lintz

With a Master’s Degree as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Charlotte worked in Critical Care & as a Critical Care educator for over 25 years.  After going back to school to be a Nurse Practitioner (at age 50) she worked for a Cardiovascular Physician group in Orlando, Florida.  She then moved to Gainesville, Florida, and was a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for WWII Veterans until “retiring” in Boquete to volunteer for Boquete Health & Hospice and....rescue dogs.  If you have any skinny, starving, injured dogs or puppies, Please DON’T bring any more to her house!  5 are enough! 

             Moderator: Joanie Feuerstein

Tuesday, June 4 – A Small Scale Plastic Recycling Factory for Boquete - Holly Day Smith, environment aficionado, will discuss a viable means to process plastic waste in meaningful ways that is underway for Boquete.  The primary focus will be on the shredding, compression and creation of product(s) with a brief look at the entire life cycle. The main part of the shredding unit is anticipated to be on display for the talk.

Holly is semi-retired after 30 years in IT including the US Navy and 25 years as a program/project manager.  Boquete is now home and she has found a way to give back to the community while taking care of the environment at the same time!


 Tuesday, June 11What is grief?  How do we handle it?

Donna O'Brien, former grief counselor, will present a brief discussion of Grief, how we experience it, and when it becomes a problem for us.

     Moderator:  Sheila Strunk

Tuesday, June 18 Dr. Michael Hillyer discusses the technique of dry needling. Dry Needling completely resolves chronic pain over 90% of the time. Dr. Hillyer, a retired chiropractor with

45 years of experience, will explain the most recent research info on pain, pain treatments and demonstrate/teach self-treatment for many painful conditions that will improve the pain in a matter

 of seconds.



Tuesday, June 25 - TBD

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