Belize Marine Ecology - Student Group Travel with Ecology Project International

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Belize - Marine Ecology

Far from the tourist hubs, you'll work with researchers to monitor dolphins off the coast of Southern Belize, restore riparian forests, and immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of the Toledo District.

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Belize Marine Ecology

Spend 9 days away from the tourist areas of the country, where you’ll witness the rich cultural and biological diversity of Southern Belize. Help restore a threatened riparian forest along the Columbia River. Monitor dolphins in the protected waters of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve and snorkel azure waters near Snake Caye. Explore the many ecosystems found in Payne’s Creek National Park from broadleaf forests, herbaceous marshlands, to saline and hypersaline lagoons.

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Sunset from our classroom

Learning to make traditional tortillas

The jungles of Belize

During their course, Cody High School students conducted research on bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the Turneffe Atoll, a place the Oceanic Society has called “the largest and most biologically diverse coral atoll in the Western Hemisphere.”  While there, the CHS students made a frightening discovery.  During one hour of beach clean up, students filled five large garbage bags full of trash that had littered the shore.

Upon returning home, CHS decided to take action. They could make a difference. “Plastic is something right in our backyard in Cody,” said Amy Gerber, the course chaperone.  “We are going to try to reduce the amount of plastic we generate, starting at the high school.  We... Learn More