2014 Trip Planned

Students from 2011 trip collecting stream specimens.


Muskegon Community College students to learn about Rainforest Ecology and Mayan Culture in 2014. Ten students and two instructors are heading for Belize in the new year. We have an adventurous trip planned. Check out our tentative itinerary below:



Fri., Jan. 3 Arrival & travel to Sleeping Giant Lodge Evening safety presentation and activity.
Sat., Jan. 4 Awake early for trip to Tikal National Park in Guatemala. Breakfast in Guatemala. Explore this large excavated Mayan site and learn about the history / culture of the Mayan civilization.
Sun., Jan. 5 Hike in the jungle to learn about medicinal plants from one of our guides. Also a guided trip down a river (tubing) to visit a cave with Mayan artifacts.
Mon., Jan. 6 Complete a stream ecology and water quality study of the Sibun River. Hike one of the trails at Sleeping Giant. Conduct a cultural interview with local Belizeans. Trip to local area establishment.
Tues., Jan. 7 Visit two other very different Mayan ruins (Cahal Pech, Xunantunich). Shopping and other tourist activities in San Ignacio. Concluding the evening with Dinner together at specified restaurant.
Wed., Jan. 8 Visit the Belize Zoo: see native Belizean animals in a naturalistic habitat and learn about jaguar conservation. Depart for Houston, TX.

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