Belize Field Experienc 2014

 

We will stay at the Tropical Ecology and Research Center in San Pedro Belize, and at another location on the mainland.  The primary focus will be the marine systems of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, and particularly issues related to marine conservation.  We will also dabble in terrestrial biology and the history of the ancient Maya. 

Belize is an outstanding choice for many reasons.  The barrier reef there is the second largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.  The marine protected area (MPA) off the coast of San Pedro is one of the most successful in existence, making it possible for us to see many organisms not generally encountered throughout most of the rest of the Caribbean.  Belize is a hospitable location, free of the "hassling" that is typical of locations like Jamaica.  The language is English.  The facilities we will stay at are not luxurious, but are safe, comfortable, and lots of fun!

This is available for undergraduate and graduate credit.  Scholarships are available.

 Email engmanj@hsu.edu

                                             Class photo, 2012

Photo: Amanda Devereux, BFE 2012

Manatees  Photo: Amanda Devereux, BFE 2012

Caribbean Reef Squid.  Photo: Taylor Kauffman, BFE2009

Green Turtles in Hol Chan Marine Park. Photo by Sherry Frazier, BFE 2008

2008 BFE group.   Photo Maureen Mattes, BZTREC

Photo by Kristin Lenke, BFE 2008

Aerial view of Ambergris Caye area. Photo J. Engman BFE 2008

Mayan ruins. Photo J. Engman BFE 2008

 

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Last updated 24 October 2013