Memories from Belize Trip 2016

Day five: Thursday December 15th
This was our last day with activities and tours. We traveled to San Ignacio to see two different Mayan Ruin sites: Xunantunich and Cahal Pech

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Day four: Wednesday December 14th
In the morning we went zip-lining through the jungle.  The zip-line course had six runs.  Each platform was higher and the runs were longer/faster with the last two being over a river.  ziplinegardenDuring these last two runs the rain poured down, adding to the experience, but making it more difficult to see our surroundings. sugarcanechocolate

In the afternoon the rain lessened and we traveled to a beautiful botanical garden.  The students were broken into two groups for two different learning experiences.  In the first group students were able to sample plant products such as banana, coconut, and sugarcane.  In the second group students learned about orchid conservation and the production of herbarium sheets.

Day three: Tuesday December 13th
Today we visited Tikal National Park in Guatemala. Everyone was amazed at the size and number of temples and pyramids.  Even more impressive was our guides knowledge of and passion for the
history or the Mayan civilization.
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Day Two: Monday, December 12th

Today we spent the morning hiking in the Rainforest learning how the people use its many resources. Students learn how the Cohune palm leaves are processed to make roofing material, oil and can be eaten.  Students sampled and smelled some common medicinal plants and began to identify some of the species they had previously studied online now in the field.

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In the afternoon the students tubed into a cave.  It was too wet to take photos in the cave…

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Day One: Sunday December 11th 2016

We arrived safely at about noon.  The weather was hot, 85 degrees.  We spent the afternoon learning about animals at the Belize Zoo.

Group at Belize Zoo

Group at Belize Zoo