On Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, Smithsonian researchers set the gold standard for tropical fieldwork.
Tom goes natural at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Follow him as he tracks sloths, searches the Panama Canal for clues to the creation of the Panamanian Isthmus, and rises sixteen stories in a construction crane to research bug life atop the rainforest.
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