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Conservation & Community in Belize
High School Projects for 16-19 Year Olds

Overview
Project Overview

Winter
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday July 22nd 2017
  • Sunday July 30th 2017 - Saturday August 12th 2017
Winter
4 weeks
  • Sunday July 16th 2017 - Saturday August 12th 2017

Winter
2 weeks
  • Sunday June 17th 2018 - Saturday June 30th 2018
  • Sunday July 8th 2018 - Saturday July 21st 2018
  • Sunday July 29th 2018 - Saturday August 11th 2018
Winter
4 weeks
  • Sunday June 17th 2018 - Saturday July 14th 2018
  • Sunday July 15th 2018 - Saturday August 11th 2018

  • Placement location: Marine parks near Placencia
  • Types of placement: Marine parks
  • Accommodation: Host Family
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old

A diver photographs a shark underwater during conservation work

This project is a great way to learn about preserving marine life while contributing to the local community. You will spend your first few days participating in an Open Water certification course. In shallow waters, you’ll learn how to breathe underwater, clear your mask and equalise pressure. You will also become familiar with the buddy system and practise using underwater sign language.

Once you have your diving certification, you will start participating in conservation activities with our local staff and project partner. We work closely with an NGO that works to protect three important marine parks in the Belize Barrier Reef System, located near Placencia. The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO world heritage site and an important ecosystem for many species, including whale sharks.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of tasks during your two weeks abroad. These tasks include: salvage dives to clean-up the reefs and surrounding seabed, marine wildlife surveys and beach clean-ups.

You can also work directly with local communities through land-based activities, where you will work to improve local public areas, such as painting a classroom or refurbishing a playground.

Over the weekend, depending on weather, you will travel with the other volunteers and our staff to visit a nearby island or a Mayan ruin. This is a great opportunity to relax and have fun with everyone while exploring a new country and culture.

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