While in Belize, we will engage in fieldwork, data collection, and discussion with guides, educators, residents and local experts. All assignments will also include a deliverable (GPS data collection, sketch mapping or critical writing/anal
- Belmopan, Belize; San Ignacio, Belize; Dangriga, Belize
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- MayMester Intersession
- Program Description:
- Have you ever wanted to learn more about Geographic Information Systems and mapping in a beautiful tropical landscape? Have you ever wanted to explore another culture and meet new people? Have you ever wanted to use maps and GIS in collaboration with local communities in another country to impact positive change? If so, then Belize 2012 Maymester is the course for you!
Who can enroll in the course? When does the class meet?
The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. No experience with GIS is needed. Whether a GIS beginner or expert, there is room for you in the Belize study abroad experience. The class will travel to Belize for 10 days and 9 nights from May 9-18, 2012. Attendance at additional on-campus class sessions will also be required before and after the Belize trip during Maymester.
While in Belize, we will engage in fieldwork, data collection, and discussion with guides, educators, residents and local experts. All assignments will also include a deliverable (GPS data collection, sketch mapping or critical writing/analysis about the Belize learning experiences). 1. Geocaching Scavenger Hunt in San Ignacio 2. Fieldwork and data collection about social service locations, and routes used by residents, in San Ignacio, Dangriga, and Belize City 3. Tour of Mayan Ruins of Cahal Pech & Xunantunich 4. Fieldwork and data collection in modern Maya community of San Antonio 5. Dinner in modern Maya community of San Antonio 6. Visit with students and faculty at Sacred Heart Junior College (San Ignacio) 7. Visit and fieldwork with Marion Cayetano at GIS facility in Belmopan 8. Trip to the Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Dangriga 9. Observation and snorkeling on South Water Caye Marine Reserve (part of the Belize Barrier Reef) 10. Learn about wildlife preservation and ecotoruism at the world famous Belize Zoo 11. Explore an eco-friendly tropical jungle lodge. 12. Take a guided evening hike in the jungle. 13. Go below ground and explore caves. And much more!!!!
- Setting Description:
- San Ignacio, Belize; Belmopan, Belize; Dangriga, Belize
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