Original team organizer, Fred Spurlin, took his
first trip to the San Miguel River Valley in 1984.
It is through his inspiration that The Panama
Jungle Project exist.
website is dedicated to his memory
Spurlin came to Panama in 1974 as the
Librarian of Canal Zone College.
He started the first photography classes
at Canal Zone College. From that
position he moved on to work directly
under school superintendent David Spear
and vice superintendent Bob
Daulstrum. In 1978 he took on the task of renovating
Building 861 on Albrook Air Force Base in order to
facilitate the move of the Panama Canal
Company Schools to the post treaty DODDS
School system. During the time of
1977 till the Panama Canal Zone
transition period Fred Spurlin was the
of The Canal Zone Schools system.
His talents are the driving force that
have put together the visual makeup of