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Belize: Preserving the Coral Reef

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Program #3566RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Working hands-on with a marine biologist, you and other volunteer researchers collect data on key coral reef health indicators off Belize, one of the richest and most diverse marine habitats on earth. Easy-to-learn sampling techniques, including shallow water fish counts and coral reef transects, have minimal impact on local habitats. This monitoring project in association with the Oceanic Society will help provide an early warning of changes in reef health, which can be indicative of the effects of global climate change, overfishing, or other impacts that may warrant concern for local marine conservation managers.


Highlights

• Special research permits allow you to obtain unique coral reef data.
• Working side-by-side with researchers, gather information to help coral reef preservation.
• Snorkel the rim of the famous Blue Hole, visit a seabird sanctuary at Half Moon Caye, enjoy beach snorkeling and a barbeque at Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Activity Notes

No prior experience or training required. Participants must be able to swim, snorkel and bring their own snorkeling gear.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Belize City, Blackbird Caye, 9 nights; departure Belize City.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Mar 8 — Mar 17, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
15 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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