|T.R.E.E.S cabins and Maya mountains|
|Dry Creek that runs through T.R.E.E.S|
|Map of Belize (star is T.R.E.E.S)|
|Freshwater fish from Dry Creek|
|Jaguar on field cam|
|Blue-spotted Treefrog (Endangered)|
We can host groups of up to 30 students with accompanying professors for faculty-led field courses but we also offer our facilities to undergraduate students interested in internships or volunteer work, or graduate students pursuing studies in tropical ecology. That is where the NEO program comes in!
To graduate students we offer field equipment for stream sampling (including minnow traps, D-frame kick nets), mist-netting of birds and bats, and small mammal trapping. Starting March 2014 we will setting up a bird-banding station that will run as a long-term monitoring site for migratory and resident bird species. Long-term herp monitoring projects for frogs and turtles is also underway.
|Bird bag Christmas Tree|
Belize, although not officially Spanish-speaking, is a country in Latin America and as such is an excellent location for NEO students to conduct graduate studies in ecology, community development, political science, and resource management. We work with professors from the University of Belize and Galen University that can act as co-supervisors for students in NEO. My partner and I (both biologists) are also at the T.R.E.E.S field station the better part of the year to help students on projects.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in conducting research based out of T.R.E.E.S in Belize and would like more information, I invite you to see our talk at the Redpath Museum at 11:30 am this coming Friday, September 20th. You can also check out our website at www.treesociety.org or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to being part of the NEO program again!
Director and Program Manager,
T.R.E.E.S (Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society)
NEO graduate 2008 (Herpetology)
Supervisor Dr. David M. Green