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Tuesday Talks at BCP - Big River Foundation


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Our Meeting Schedule – 10:30 in the BCP Theater



Tuesday, Feb 9Frank Stegemeier and Steve Kazor (www.bigriverfoundation.org) speak on the environment as it relates to rivers and the pending 69 dam projects in Chiriqui. Join us in support of river conservation. Panama’s new administration has made important efforts in this area, efforts undermined by a recent Supreme Court decision. New efforts are in progress. Osvaldo Jordan of ACD is in Boquete to share the view of Panamanian environmental organizations. Talk includes a short 13 minute film.


Tuesday, Feb. 16 -- The presentation will be given by Ben Schuetz; a retired physicist/engineer and resident of Boquete since 2007.  Everyone knows what SETI is, but few know about the Optical Search for Extraterrestrials (OSETI), i.e. searching for laser signals from ETI.  The presentation will include discussions about the current rate and state of exoplanet discoveries, why after 50 years we haven’t found anything, the problems of searching, laser facts, small observatory viability and what will happen when a signal is discovered. The observatory on Volcancito Rd. is dedicated to optical SETI and became operational in 2010. It has been under continuous development ever since.  Last year, a larger telescope was installed that doubled the system’s sensitivity. The Boquete Optical SETI Observatory has a number of innovative features that help achieve sensitivities found only at larger observatories. During November of last year the observatory participated in a cooperative effort with SETI International, SETI Institute and the Allen Telescope Array observing a star that exhibits singularly peculiar behavior that could be related to ETI.  This too will be a topic for discussion and copies of the joint paper will be available to those interested.  Prospective attendees are encouraged to visit: http://www.optical-seti.org for additional information.

Tuesday, Feb. 23Oasis Zoller  (www.oaziszoller.com) Oazis Zoller lives in Panama. She gives seminars and lectures about how humans are energetic beings and therefore the laws of Quantum Physics guide their success and happiness in life. Oazis, is a member of the Science and Consciousness Institute in Israel. In this institute over 300 professors, doctors and consciousness leaders research  to find connections between science and consciousness. Oazis has a technological background. She worked for many years in international initiatives and currently manages a Data Base of over 6000 entrepreneurs, scientists and investors, Oazis has also served as Webmaster of IBM Corporation. For over twenty years Oazis did research about consciousness capabilities according to the CIA studies ,Russian intelligence agencies like the KJB , Chinese and universities studies that not publicly available..

Tuesday, Mar. 1 -- Rainelda Mata-Kelly, locally famous attorney from Panama City.

Tuesday, Mar. 8Judi Smith is the owner of the International Clinic of Biological Regeneration (www.icbr.com). She practices Cell Therapy...an anti-aging treatment, developed by  Dr. Paul Niehans.  Judi has clinics in both Nassau and Mexico. There is free admission to this talk.

Tuesday, Mar 15 -- Elizabeth Farrell de Rios presents “Tree-To-Cup Coffee: The history of a single bean at Villa Estrella Coffee” Why do different coffee farms have different coffee? Ever wonder about different roasts? What happens between the fruit and the drink?  For over 120 years, our family has tended this lush upland valley, where we steward some of the finest coffee on earth. We will explore every step of the artisan process and answer many of the common questions about coffee farming in Boquete, and production generally. Noobies, coffee snobs, and hobby farm owners are welcome to attend! http://www.villaestrellacoffee.com/

Tuesday, Mar 22 – Lourdes Miranda, partner in the local law firm of Miranda y Contreras, will speak to us about real estate transactions and immigration. Lourdes specializes in immigration law, real estate transaction, corporative law, civil law, labour law, and administrative law.

Tuesday, Mar 29 – Tom & Yella Werder

Tuesday, Apr.  5 – Gabrielle Reynolds & Husband present “A month in Bali”.

To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings please email BCP Tuesday Meeting


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Here's the description of the short film that will be shown:

A battle wages for the soul of Grandmother Water, she who nurtures Mother Earth who nurtures us all. She is the sacred river goddess "Tjër Di" to the indigenous Naso, in the last kingdom in the Americas. The Naso seek autonomy in their ancestral territory on the Rio Téribe to protect and conserve their river culture residing in an UNESCO  World Heritage Site shared by Costa Rica & Panama. New conquistadors covet her natural resources. The Inter American Comission on human rights predicts cultural genocide will result if the Naso fail to retain stewardship of their river valley. Please sign the petition https://www.change.org/p/create-the-naso-comarca

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