Learn about the Panama Canal and watch live cameras of ships going through the canal and locks.
When you get to the site you'll see a picture and some text. To the right of it is a menu of "Kool Links" that you can use to explore the site. I think it is oddly organized, so I recommend clicking on the menu items in the following order:
*How It Works - This link will open a new page with three menu choices.
Click on "Transit," "Operation," and "Dimensions" for an illustrative and easy-to-understand guide to how the Panama Canal works.
*Live Cameras - This will take you to a page where you can view the live feed from cameras trained on the Panama Canal. The first camera titled "Miraflores Locks" was not working properly when I visited the site. However the cameras trained on the "Gatun Locks" and "Centennial Bridge" were operating well.
Once you've visited the above menu items, check out the Photo Gallery to see historical and modern pictures of the Panama Canal. Click on "Administration Building" to read the history of the Canal. Then, have some fun putting together interactive "Jigsaw Puzzles" of the Panama Canal bridges and equipment.