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Tuesday Talks -- Plastic Bottle Village


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10:30 in the BCP Theater

 

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Robert Bezeu, founder and developer of the “Plastic Bottle Village” development on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, will speak about his labor of love on Valentines Day. This eco-residential community will eventually consist of 120 homes built out of recycled plastic bottles. Robert will tell us what motivated him to undertake such an ambitious project, how he utilizes the bottles, why this is an affordable and efficient building method, and how he hopes to save the earth one bottle at a time.  http://www.plasticbottlevillage.com


 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Boquete Optical SETI Observatory. Marlin (Ben) and Joan Schuetz retired in 1997 and subsequently cruised the Caribbean for nearly 10 years in their trawler. In 2006 they found and settled in Boquete. With a degree in physics, Ben’s career included engineering, physics and management, but he always maintained a lingering interest in astronomy. In 2008 he constructed the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory which has since been in a constant state of development. The observatory’s objective is to search for pulsed laser signals originating from worlds that may be deliberately targeting earth. Come and learn more about Ben’s search for ET.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 – What is that creepy, crawly creature? Wes Campana will first describe the local  insects with the most dangerous bites and stings and how to avoid them and what to do if bitten. He has three display cases with the examples. He also has a couple of power point slide and video clip presentations of those bugs and others. Terminating with a question and answer period.

Tuesday, March 7 -- Allison Tilluma will speak about detoxification of the body, how the body naturally detoxifies, why it is necessary, and what we can do to support it in a nourishing and natural way. Allison is a local massage therapist, herbalist, and yoga teacher. She has been specializing in alternative medicine for the past 10 years after realizing Western medicine was not effectively treating her issues.

Tuesday, March 14 David MacKenzie will speak on “Diseases Are Your Friends” and are messages from your body (and God).  Medicines are unnatural and toxic and just kill the messenger. David believes the great majority of diseases are caused by diet and lifestyle and we all need to know the biologically correct diet.

Tuesday, March 21 – “Saving Your Brain” by local resident Ted Harrison, MD. Dr. Ted will tell us how to help avoid Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, etc. as you grow older.

Tuesday, March 28 – Kevin Fisher aka “Sparky” will give a talk/demonstration on cutting edge light based wellness technology. These products are used for appetite control, cell repair, detoxification, sleep, pain relief, energy, stress, and inflammation control. FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, April 4 – Mike Petersen (BS Mathamatics and BS Information Technology) presents “The Universe, Q&A”.  He will entertain questions about the Universe, regardless of content. Mike has made a life-long study of Cosmology and associated topics, and know that a Q&A on this subject would garner many, many questions.  Many will not be answerable, but that is one of the points.

Tuesday, April 11 Four Boquete authors present their works:

James Fletcher - Poetry (https://www.amazon.com/Poems-Terra-James-Thomas-Fletcher/dp/153771113X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481402495&sr=8-1&keywords=james+thomas+fletcher)

Byron Edgington - Biography or essay (https://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Anthem-What-War-Gave-ebook/dp/B01NAI0LFO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482844730&sr=1-1&keywords=a+vietnam+anthem)

Gabrielle Reynolds - Fiction (in progress)

Tuesday, April 18 – Scott Yates will speak about the attributes and use of treated bamboo in construction of affordable kit houses already built and available here in Boquete. These are lightweight, ultra strong, energy efficient, quiet homes that are ultra low waste with natural light and beauty. Designs are available in ultra low cost 400 sq ft to luxurious 1800 sq ft homes.  FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, April 25 – Jim Kavney will tell us about snakes in Panama – the good, the bad and the ugly. Jim’s love of Reptiles began when he was a youngster in New York and he became a Herper for life. He’s collected and studied snakes ever since and even worked a summer job with Ross Allen, one of the best-known herpetologist in the U.S. in the fifties. Jim’s goal is to teach us to identify and to not automatically kill the snakes we find in our yards and fields.

Tuesday, May 2 – Dr. Bill McGraw will give a talk on the research he has done on coral reefs of Panama. Dr Bill Has been studying coral reefs in Panama for over 5 years and has documented the effects of the most intense el nino (2015-2017) in the past 25 years that has caused increased ocean temperatures and bleaching of coral (newaquatechpanama.com). He has visited every major reef system in Panama and has a scientific paper published in the Journal of Reef Encounters, regarding the el nino effect on corals at the  Secas Islands., Did you know that corals have been reported to have been reduced by 50% in the Caribbean area of Panama during the past 30 years?  Thankfully, although there has been widespread coral mortality, corals have found a way to adapt and survive the higher temperatures. Come and find out how they are doing it and what we can do to ensure the survival of one of the planet's greatest treasures. Go here to read more about Dr. McGraw’s work in Panama saving the shrimping industry and visit his website at www.newaquatechpanama.com

Tuesday, July 4 – Tom McCormack will tell us all about Panamanian legends, wives tales, myths, and superstitions. This is a very entertaining talk and will teach us all something about this place we call home.

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

 

To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, email facilitymanagerbcp@gmail.com

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This is the most amazing project. Robert expects to have almost 300 houses in his development. The houses cannot be differentiated visually from a regular cement block house but they're better insulated, more flexible (for earthquakes) and cheaper.

What a vision this guy has!!!

The website is very informative:

http://www.plasticbottlevillage.com

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