Together with Changing Tides Foundation and Give and Surf, we had the honor of working with some incredible girls from Bastimentos, an island off Panama's Bocas del Toro. Once a quite fishing village, Bastimentos now relies on tourism to fuel its local economy. A Marine National Park, Bastimentos is a gem in the Caribbean, it's lush tropical forests reflecting the reefs just offshore. However, plastics, contaminations, and developments threaten Bastilife. The girls took photos of their community and natural surroundings. Afterwards, participants wrote down what they cherish about their community and what they want to change about Bastimentos. We compiled the girls' reflections and photos into a downloadable PDF below.
Additional Photos by Ashley Baker