Learn About Belize

articles on the science and culture of Belize to prepare you for your next EdVenture!

Don’t Just Vacation – Become an Ecotourist!

Everyone’s always talking about how much they need a vacation. They yearn for a nice, peaceful time to forget about ...
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The Coral Reefs of Belize

The Belize Barrier Reef is a system of coral reefs stretching roughly 190 miles (305 kilometers) along the coast of ...
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Leaf Cutter Ants: Farmers of the Forest

Walk through the forests of Belize, and you might spy dozens of small brown ants scurrying across the forest floor, ...
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Jaguar caught on trail camera 2018

Identifying Jaguars By Their Spots

Jaguars once roamed free across the Americas, from the Southwestern United States to the mountains of Argentina and Peru. The ...
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The Other Toucans

The northern emerald toucanet, also called the Mexican emerald toucanet, is a small species of toucan found in southern Mexico ...
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The Wonders of Raptors

Big, yellow eyes are the first thing you notice when you meet Luna, a spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) at the ...
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Discovering the Mayans

The rainforest of Central America is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich locations on the planet, but it ...
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Spider Monkeys of Belize

Belize is home to one of the largest primates in the New World, the spider monkey (Ateles sp.). These monkeys ...
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The Secret of Vanilla

Vanilla, a staple in the kitchen and a scent that reminds many of warmth and cookies, is often thought of ...
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Inspire EdVentures Howler Monkey

Howler Monkeys: The Noisiest Animals in the World

In Belize, the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) is commonly referred to as a “baboon”.  This is a bit of ...
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