UnBelizeable
Jun21

UnBelizeable

The first week of Dr. Steinberg’s summer class “Rainforests, Reefs, and Ruins” was spent in the Toledo District. From there, we traveled to various locations to learn about Belize and participate in conservation activities. On the seventh day, we said goodbye to Punta Gorda, our beloved local bar, Waluca’s, and Punta Gorda for a change of scenery. We took a long bus ride to a boat dock in Dangriga and took a 45 minute boat ride to...

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You Better Belize It!
Jun15

You Better Belize It!

A few days after my graduation, I arrived at the Atlanta Airport. I departed from Atlanta to Belize for Dr. Steinberg’s summer class called “Rainforests, Reefs, and Ruins.” The three hour plane ride to Belize City was followed by a 6 hour bus ride to southern Belize. Looking out the bus window, you could watch the landscape transform from a flat, dry savanna into limestone outcrops and mountains covered in dense rainforests. I finally...

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Rainforests, Reefs, and Ruins
May30

Rainforests, Reefs, and Ruins

I took Dr. Steinberg’s summer class called “Rainforests, Reefs, and Ruins.” The first week in Belize was filled with activities organized by the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE). On the third day, we traveled to a Mayan Village in San Pedro, Columbia. We met the Chucanit Group who founded the forest restoration project. They have planted over 1,000 riparian trees since 2004. Our class got to help with planting...

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