Hopkins Belize Online Tourism Map Up and Running!

The Citizen Science GIS team, in collaboration with the Hopkins Village Council, is pleased to introduce a new online tourism map designed to be a one-stop-destination for finding establishments that are essential to all travelers in Hopkins, Belize.  As you look around, you can locate restaurants, hotels, ATMs, dive centers, and anything else you will Read More …

Together anything is possible…a documentary of our collaborative work in Belize! 

“Together Anything Is Possible!” We are very proud to present an 8.5 minute documentary video of the collaborative GIS and drone work between the Village of Hopkins, Belize, the Hopkins Village Council, Hamanasi Resort, PADF Belize, the University of Belize, Georgia State University, the Smithsonian Field Research Station in Belize, and the NSF Citizen Science Read More …

Citizen Science GIS REU Students Invited to Present Research to the U.S. Embassy in Belize

July 20, 2016 Belmopan, Belize Blog post written by Christine Munisteri, REU Assistant Program Coordinator, Skidmore College ’16 Today the Citizen Science GIS REU students and staff hit the road bright and early for a visit to the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan. It was the opportunity of a lifetime for students and staff to present Read More …

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad, as told by Mandi Barringer, Sociology PhD student, on our study abroad trip in Belize.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad as told by Mandi Barringer, Sociology PhD student, from our study abroad trip in Belize. If you’re not ready to transform your life then you’re not ready to study abroad. The experience abroad challenges students to examine their own beliefs and values, forcing them to step Read More …

From Sea to Land: “Nothing of significance is ever accomplished in the world without passion.” – Carlos, tour guide

We’ve had a tremendous couple of days and have stayed busy with both work and team building activities.  Belize are two blogs from graduate students: Nick Altizer and Alexis Yohros. Reflecting on their beginning of the weekend….by Nick Altizer, UCF graduate student. Yesterday it happened. Time moved as swiftly as the coastal winds and before Read More …

Garbage warriors map debris with a purpose on Caye Caulker, a day four blog post by high school student Mathew Sandoval at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. 

On June 1st and 2nd , 2016 the University of Central Florida and Ocean Academy joined forces to map marine debris along the beautiful coast of Caye Caulker, Belize. The purpose of this was to help find the root of the problem by creating a well-rounded map in order to help facilitate the most effective Read More …

Day 2…the next morning!

Sorry we’re late on this one folks…it’s worth it for the rhyming!  Our second day as told by UCF student, Deven Gray! Study abroad, what is there to say? Belize is a place like any other in that it can not be captured by words alone without a groan but I’ll give it the old Read More …