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Morning: Orientation: 8:15 a.m. at the hotel. The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Transfers to and from program activities will be by air conditioned bus, unless specified otherwise. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Meals on our program feature local cuisine. In many cases, they will be plated and served set meals; in others, we will have buffets with multiple options. Beverages include coffee, tea, water; other beverages are usually available for purchase. Please note that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. After boarding the Road Scholar bus, we'll journey to Casco Viejo--the historic colonial center of the city of Panama-- in preparation for a walking field trip led by our Group Leader. Panama City's old historic quarter is called Casco Viejo and dates back to the 1670s. Casco Viejo showcases the multicultural history of Panama; parks and narrow streets are lined with colorful buildings in a breath-taking mix of Spanish, French and early American architectural styles. This eclectic display reflects the city's role as an international trade center and cultural melting pot that began well before the building of the Canal. Some of Casco Viejo's must-see sites include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Municipal Palace, the National Theater, the Panama Canal Museum (originally the Grand Hotel), the French Embassy, and the Plaza de Francia. We'll then head to the Panama Canal Museum to learn about the American era of the Panama Canal.

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The construction of the canal by the Panama route required a treatywith Colombia.

Teaching Guide: Exploring the Building of the Panama Canal

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2006 October - Voters in a referendum back a $5.2bn plan to upgrade the Panama Canal. The scheme aims to double the capacity of the waterway.

turned control of thePanama Canal and the Canal Zone over to the Government of Panama.
2004 November - Panama Canal earns record revenues of $1 billion for the financial year.

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Afternoon: We'll stop at the French Cemetery Monument and review the role of immigrant workers in making the Panama Canal a reality. Then, driving to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, we'll view the museum's interactive displays and see the locks at work.

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Morning: During our full day transit through the Panama Canal, we’ll be accompanied by a Canal expert who will enhance our experience with historical insights and detailed explanations of the transit process. Once the Panama Canal Commission Pilot, who will guide our vessel throughout the transit, comes on board we will be ready to start our Canal adventure. We will follow our companion vessel for the transit of the Miraflores locks (by Canal standards, we are a small vessel, so we rarely transit the locks alone). The transit will take us through Miraflores Lake, Pedro Miguel Locks, Gailard Cut, Gamboa, and Gatun Lake. We will exit the canal at the Atlantic Ocean and dock at Cristobal. Throughout the transit there are numerous opportunities to see dolphins, birds, monkeys and crocodiles.

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Morning: Our first field trip in the Panama Canal area will begin with a bus ride and a brief stop at Lake Alajuela/Madden Dam. While there, we'll enjoy insights from our Group Leader on the impact of Lake Alajuela/Madden Dam on the lives of people in the region and in the daily operation of the Panama Canal. Lake Alajuela came into existence in 1924 with the construction of Madden Dam. In addition to helping maintain water levels in Lake Gatun, Madden's reservoir is also the primary supply of drinking water along the Canal. During a brief visit to the starting point of the Las Cruces Trail, we'll learn the historical connection between the trail and the California Gold Rush. Then, we will make a couple of stops to observe and discuss some of the work that was recently done to expand the Canal. The project cost an estimated $5.25 billion to add a third lane with larger locks, thus making it possible for bigger container and cargo ships to make use of the shortcut.