top of page

Marine Ecology


  • Help protect marine life of the Belize Barrier Reef

  • Assist with neotropical bat surveys and herpetology studies in the rainforest

  • Participate in a guided snorkeling excursion


Investigate fragile ecosystems and astonishing wildlife in a country at the crossroads of environmental change and preservation. On your Belize adventure, you’ll conduct research in the Maya Mountains, explore the phenomena of the Belize Barrier Reef, and immerse yourself in traditional Belizean culture. Come away with a better understanding of field research techniques and the tools to help protect the ecosystem in your own community.


EPI’s Individual Student Travel Programs are designed for middle school, high school, and college students. You’ll join a group of other passionate students from all over the country, assist with real wildlife conservation projects, and propel your career path forward with confidence and a new sense of independence.

handwash icon.png

Health & Safety

money icon.png

Tuition, Financial Aid, & Fundraising

magnify chart icon.png



Your Fieldwork

Dive into marine research

The Southern Lagoon of Belize is critical habitat for many of Belize's marine species, like the West Indian manatee. Conduct snorkel quadrants on critical habitat and collect observational data on these rare species as part of an on-going baseline study.

Baily takes data Belize Sea Grass.JPG
lightbulb icon.png