Our newest EdVenture brings us to the Belize Raptor Center, a home for the many beautiful and fascinating birds of prey in Belize!
The Raptor Center is committed both to the conservation of Belize’s birds and to educating the public about the importance of these animals. Every resident of the Raptor Center is a rescued bird turned “ambassador” for their species! Additionally, all the birds rescued are native species to Belize, allowing visitors and students to gain even more appreciation of Belize’s natural wildlife. In Belize, the Raptor Center engages the public with classroom visits and hosting on-site tours- and now with virtual tours coming straight to you!
Our staff will work alongside you to deliver live, interactive sessions from the Raptor Center. With the help of the incredible staff at the Belize Raptor Center, and, of course, their avian “ambassadors”, we can set up an experience that is custom-made for students of any age, corporate “retreats”, summer camps, or community activities. Sessions can cover everything from general tours of the Belize Raptor Center to guided lectures on the conservation of specific species, and much more.
The best part of this program is that the proceeds from each tour not only directly benefit the conservation efforts of the Raptor Center, an organization dedicated to the protection of Belize’s wildlife, but will also be used to fund scholarships for K-12 classes to attend a virtual Raptor Center tour. If you are an educator who is interested in the scholarship program, please see the form at the bottom of this page.
We have conducted dozens of virtual tours in Belize with students ranging from elementary schools to college biology classes. In addition, we have organized corporate activities for companies large and small to give their staff a welcome break and experience the wonders of Belize. Let us build a tour that you will never forget, and help the conservation efforts of the Raptor Center at the same time.
What Can You Expect on Your Virtual Tour?
These interactive tours will be led by an education specialist at the Belize Raptor Center. These tours, which can last for between 45 and 75 minutes in length, will feature the native raptors of Belize. During the tour, you will be encouraged to ask lots of questions! Depending on the time of the tour, we may see hawks, eagles, vultures, and a variety of other raptor species.
The staff at Inspire EdVentures will assist you in your virtual tour by making all of the arrangements with the Raptor Center to schedule your time and setting up the details for the Zoom calls. A member of our staff will be on hand at the start of the call to provide your group with a brief introduction and to record your session. After the tour is over, we will provide you with a video of your session, links to how to learn more about the animals you saw on your tour, and information on how you can help the conservation efforts of the Belize Raptor Center.
Resources to Enhance Your Experience
Inspire EdVentures was formed by educators with a passion for science education. We know that learning occurs in many forms. Therefore, in addition to the video, we have prepared a number of resources that you can utilize to engage your group before or after your tour:
- RAPTORS OF BELIZE: Articles and videos, prepared by our staff to provide you with additional information on the wildlife you may encounter on the tour. We update this regularly as new species make their debut at the events.
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: While we are on your tour, we will be monitoring the questions that your participants ask and adding them to our FAQ page.
- MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: If you want to keep up to date on new tours or educational opportunities, consider signing up for our monthly IE newsletter.
- DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Looking for a way to initiate discussions after a tour? Here are a few questions to get you started. We can help you prepare questions or materials for any type of group dynamics!
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last updated February 16, 2022