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Live Blog of Ann's Belize Marine Ecology Course with Valley Catholic High School Ann Quirk works as EPI's very talented Development Coordinator, creating fundraising campaigns and strategies. EPI recently sent her along with Valley Catholic High School on EPI's Belize Marine Ecology Course, so she could learn first-hand the science and conservation work we and our partners accomplish there. Read about her and the students' experiences right on the EPI Blog! So Much Snorkeling While on Calabash, the students learned about the effects of invasive species can have on their environment. The one we focused most on is the lionfish, a fish native to the tropical waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. These fish are devastating native fish populations in the Caribbean. Did you know that the two invasive species of lionfish found in the Caribbean are believed to have been... Read More

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Ann takes on our Belize Marine Ecology Course with Valley Catholic High School Ann Quirk works as EPI's very talented Development Coordinator, creating fundraising campaigns and strategies. EPI recently sent her along with Valley Catholic High School on EPI's Belize Marine Ecology Course, so she could learn first-hand the science and conservation work we and our partners accomplish there. Read about her and the students' experiences right here, on the EPI Blog! 1: From Beaverton to Belize When school let out for the summer, some very lucky students from Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon headed out for their first experience in Belize. And I got to join them. You betta Belize it! After a long night of travel, 6 excited and exhausted students along with their teacher, arrived in Belize City, ready for 9 fun-filled days of Belizean wildlife and culture. ... Read More

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Pura Vida! After bidding farewell to the Pacuare Nature Reserve, we arrived Friday afternoon at the incredibly beautiful and serene Espino Blanco Lodge, high in the cloud forest outside of Turrialba. The students spent a couple of hours before dinner reflecting on what they’ve learned on course. What is sustainable development and how can we balance the economic needs, as well as social and cultural history of local communities with environmental protection? What can we do when we return from course to decrease our impact on the environment? And of course….when are we going rafting!? Carondelet students after finishing their last activity and looking forward to dinner at Espino Blanco Lodge. Saturday morning, we jumped out of bed in time to pack our bags, have a quick breakfast and then head out for a day of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare. After suiting up with the... Read More

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