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International STEMventure to Belize 2024! Sign Up Today!
Experience Belize’s natural beauty as you help preserve it.Go with the (literal) flow, traveling from the mountains to the ocean to explore the interconnectedness of Belize’s freshwater and marine ecosystems. Your job on this tour? Ask a lot of questions. Limited Seats!!! Enroll Today!
Time & Location
Apr 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – Apr 19, 2023, 7:30 PM
About the Event
Go with the (literal) flow, traveling from the mountains to the ocean to explore the interconnectedness of Belize’s freshwater and marine ecosystems. Contribute to ongoing efforts to decrease erosion through reforestation, check out climate-smart practices used by local farmers, and see the human impact on oceans firsthand during a beach cleanup.
“We had so many different learning opportunities on this trip! I have several students that want to come back or do internships. I absolutely loved that NGOs and locals were used instead of touristy-type stuff that can be exploitive.” Madeline E., 8th-grade science teacher
Space is limited and first-come, first-served, so I encourage you to enroll today!
EF’s helpful, friendly Traveler Support Team is also available at 1-800-665-5364, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, to help with enrollments and answer any questions you have.
For those who want it, you can also view the Parent Guide to Travel from EF Educational Tours, our travel partner. It covers everything from details about EF to options for high school and college credit to payments plans and what to expect on tours. I recommend you take a look.
We are so excited to lead this international tour with students and the Parent Guide reminds me why we chose to lead this tour with EF – you can tell they have the details covered and have done this many, many times before. They take their responsibility to keep your children safe very seriously. We will travel with a full-time (24/7) tour director, you will have access to a 24-hour emergency hotline, and EF has local staff all around the world.
EF also offers a Peace of Mind Policy that ensures we have the flexibility to change our itinerary if it becomes necessary.
Tour Number: 2644158PW Group Leader: Nakeisha Washington
REQUESTED TRAVEL DATES: July 7- July 17, 2024
Requested Departure Gateway: Indianapolis (IN)
- Day 1: Fly to Belize Meet your Tour Director at the airportTravel to the Cayo region
- Day 2: Cayo region Experience the thrill of a ziplining adventure through the Belizean canopy (Participants must weigh less than 275 lbs)Visit the rainforest, where you will participate in ecological activities that might include:An ethnobotanical walk along trails through the jungle Learning about soil building processes and captive animal husbandry Watershed quality assessment
- Day 3: Cayo region • Punta Gorda Visit a local NGO, where you will:Learn about their work in conservation and community development Participate in a protected areas research and compliance trek Take a guided tour of one of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites in the areaTravel to Punta Gorda
- Day 4: Punta Gorda Visit a sustainable farm, where you will:Discover how agricultural practices are linked to reef health Learn about climate-smart farming practices Participate in activities like planting seeds, pruning cacao trees, or harvesting fruit Learn about Mayan culture at a local village, where you will:Make tortillas from scratch (then sample your creations!) See firsthand how chocolate goes from bean to bar Try your hand at traditional basket-weaving and Mayan dances
- Day 5: Punta Gorda Explore the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, where you will: Visit the Abalone Caye Ranger Station Participate in an underwater transect survey Get an up-close look at marine life while snorkeling Visit Punta Negra and learn how climate change and coastal erosion are affecting this community help local scientists monitor the manatee population (manatee sightings not guaranteed)Enjoy either Creole or Garifuna drumming lessons and a locally sourced dinner cooked over a traditional fire hearth
- Day 6: Punta Gorda • Southern coast Support biodiversity during a reforestation project, which helps to stabilize riverbanks, decrease erosion, and improve water quality travel to the Southern coast
- Day 7: Southern coast • Tobacco Caye • Belize City Take a day trip to Tobacco Caye, where you will: Snorkel along the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere Participate in a reef cleanup activity and record your findings Hear more about the impact of plastic pollution from an expert Travel to Belize City
- Day 8: Depart for home
Join us for some fun and learning!!! Enroll Now!