Our focus on biodiversity will bring us on an exploration of the rainforests surrounding Punta Gorda, snorkeling and scuba diving the Belize barrier reef, and kayaking through the mangrove ecosystems off the coast of Placencia. We will visit Mayan archeological sites from the town of San Ignacio in the heart of the Maya Mountains.
Through this Spring Break trip, VA students will experience the beauty of tropical ecosystems and the value of protecting these critical natural resources. They will explore an ancient culture whose mark was powerful throughout all of Central America. They will have an opportunity to learn from people who share an essential connection with the land on which they depend for food. Finally, our students will have an opportunity to experience the wonderful satisfaction that comes from giving their time and energy to those who have less than ourselves.
Dates: March 9 - March 23
VA teacher leading trip: Christine Armiger
Price per student for 10 students: $1,950 (plus airfare)
Price per student for 8 students: $2,300 (plus airfare)