On Sunday we headed down to the causeway to have a look at the Biodiversity Fair. The fair was hosted by the Biomuseo. The Biomuseo is not opened yet, so the fair took place beside the construction site at the old officer's club (this building houses maquettes and information about the museum). The theme of the fair was "soil is life." There was an organic market, our friends from Culantro Rojo were there with lots of lovely produce. There were some interesting small organic projects with soap and traditional medicines. There was information on worm composting--the kids got to hold worms and dig around in the compost. The Smithsonian had a presentation on leaf-cutter ants, complete with a queen ant on display (the queen ant can live as long as fifteen years and the male ants only live for one day). There is probably not as much interest in biodiversity, organics and composting here in Panama as there is in Canada, so it was very heartening to see so many people at the fair. It was nice to see people so interested and engaged at this fair.