Looking for a Winter Break Adventure? Travel to Belize with ENVS 205!


Contributed by Carol Hansen

There are a few spots in the ENVS field class left for students who want to experience the culture and habitats of Belize (you need not have taken ENVS 204, this fall’s Introduction to Belize class). Study tropical ecosystems, Mayan civilization and the impacts humans have had on the region’s biodiversity. Trip dates: 3-15 January.

Visit Mayan ruins, a marine sanctuary, the world’s first jaguar preserve, and the Belize Botanical Gardens. Do a homestay with a Belizean family and travel in the jungle with the Garifuna people. Explore the country on foot and by canoe, by snorkeling along the rich reefs, and delving deep into caves.  As one student said, “It is truly a great way to learn about responsible travel and an amazing way to learn about yourself and how you fit into the world.” Join us! Contact Susan Allen-Gil in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at sallen@ithaca.edu for more information.