Scientific Research Trip in Belize
- Participate in meaningful multi- day biological scientific research
- Study coral competition
- Algae farming by damselfish
- Hermit crab competition for shell homes
- Gas exchanges on marine gas
- Flotsam and jetsam studies
- Cleaning station observations
- Mangrove nurseries
- And More
- Additional activities available at research station include:
- Tour around the Smithsonian’s research station
- Mangrove snorkel
- Whale Shoal
- Swim with stingrays
- Night Snorkeling
- And More!
- Visit to the Mayan ruins of Caracol which is surrounded by lush rainforest
- Hike to swim in the pools at the bottom of rainforest waterfalls
Contribute to local scientific knowledge participating in hands on biological research. Simultaneously explore & enjoy the beauty, history, and culture of Belize.
Belize is a small country with high biodiversity, allowing you to conduct meaningful biological research in a world-renowned diversity of flora and fauna
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Belize
Transfer to our jungle lodge. The eco lodge is located 33 miles from the Mayan ruins of Caracol and is surrounded by lush rain forest. The cottages are large native-style freestanding cottages, built with materials gathered from the forest, including thatched roofs. Orientation for trip.
Day 2 - Caracol
Mayan Ruins of Caracol, which at one time in history had a population of about 185,000, covering an area of 75 square miles. Afternoon back to the lodge and a short hike to swim in the pools at the bottom of the Big Rock Falls.
Day 3 - Wildlife Sanctuary
Arrive to a wildlife sanctuary for greeting and orientation tour of the campus and facilities. Enjoy lunch, followed by 1 km hike to river for mid-afternoon swim in the Sibun. Evening after-hours guided night tour at Belize Zoo to interact with Belize’s unique fauna when they are most active – after dark – in their natural surroundings.
Days 4 - 7 - Science Field Station
Launch the scientific research component of the trip. We will be based at our field station, perched on the second longest barrier reef in the world in the South Water Caye. Scientific research projects will be created based on school preferences and curriculum- with the oversight and guidance of our local staff.
In addition to daily meaningful, hands-on research, other activities available include:
- Fore Reef – A leisurely drift snorkel adventure along Belize’s Great Barrier Reef
- Carrie Bow Caye – A guided tour around the Smithsonian’s research station
- Twin Cayes – A mangrove snorkel!
- Tobacco Cut – swim with stingrays, spotted eagle rays and sometimes even manta rays
- Night Snorkeling
Day 8 - Homeward Bound
Begin our journey home after an incredible trip to Belize.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Belize
BusPrivate coach bus as needed for duration of tour
Eco LodgeEvolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
DormCentrally located, student friendly dorm accomodations
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included daily in Belize. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
Belize is the only Central American country where English is the official language.
Places You’ll Visit
Welcome to Belize!
One time in history had a population of about 185,000.
Special after-hours guided night tour to interact with Belize’s unique fauna.
Boat ride to an isolated Caye.
Enjoy multiple days at our fully equipped scientific research station!