Learn About Belize

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

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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Inspire EdVenture Manatee

Belize: A Sanctuary for Manatees

Manatees are, if not a common sight, at least a familiar one off Southeastern coasts of the United States. Found ...
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Inspire EdVentures Lionfish

The Lionfish Invasion of Belize

Over the course of human existence various species have been accidentally and intentionally introduced into new environments. This can often ...
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Inspire EdVentures Black Orchid

Orchid Evolution and the Black Orchids of Belize

They may be the oldest family of flowering plants in the world, and are certainly one of the largest: between ...
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