Project Mangrove

Project Mangrove: Teacher and Student Workshops

Project Mangrove is an initiative focused on enhancing climate change resiliency in Belize through nature-based solutions and community empowerment. This project is the result of a collaboration between WaterWays, Galen University, the University of Belize and Calabash Field Station,  and the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association (TASA). In August, one teacher workshop will be offered to Belizian teachers and one to students from across the country. This project and workshop is funded by the CEK Foundation’s Earth Focus Initiative.  


Overview: August 6th -August 9th 

This workshop aims to provide Belizean high school educators with hands-on lesson plans and activities to increase awareness about the impacts of mangrove deforestation and climate change.  The first day of the Workshop (August 6th)  is on the mainland at Galen University’s campus and the remaining three days (two nights) will be spent at the University of Belize’s field station on Calabash Caye (August 7-9). 

August 6th: Water sampling on the Macal River and an introduction to Ridge to Reef watershed management, water monitoring, and riparian forestry management at Galen University. Transportation will be provided from Belmopan to Galen and the field experiences and then back to Belmopan bus station if needed.

August 7th: Visit to the University of Belize’s (UB) chemistry lab for a continued discussion on water quality and monitoring. Bus transportation provided to Belize City to board the UB boat, explore the coastal mangroves  and head to Calabash Caye Field Station. The remainder of the workshop will consist of education sessions, snorkeling & other nature-based exploration experiences, and mangrove curriculum development. Participants will learn hands on techniques in mangrove restoration in the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve and return home with material to implement restoration projects at home. Transportation to and from Belmopan will be provided from central locations. 

Spaces are limited.

Teacher Workshop 2024 Registration

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Student Workshop 2024 Registration

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Overnight Location: Three days & two nights at the University of Belize's Field Station.

Contact Us

Brooke Fleeman | Assistant Director, WaterWays Brooke@mywaterways.org

Denaie Swasey | Environmental Science Program Coordinator, Galen University dswasey@galen.edu.bz 

Phone: 824-3226 or 602-2288