2013 grasshopper discovery prompts new opportunities in Belize.
During the January 2013 Biological Field Studies course a previously unrecorded genus of grasshopper was discovered on one of the jungle hikes. See http://ricochetscience.com/birdwing_grasshopper/ for more details about the discovery. This experience shows the amazing opportunities that await participants on any of the Belize Adventures trips.
The trip provides an opportunity to hike through the rainforest, explore Mayan ruins, and discover new species while earning college credit. Experience firsthand one of the most unique biomes on the planet through our Belize Adventures study abroad program. For participants who want the experience but do not need the college credit, participation is possible through the International Community Education program.
Join LLCC biology professor Dave Cox on an exciting biological field studies trip to Belize on January 3-8, 2014. The 2014 tentative itinerary includes: several jungle hikes to explore the biodiversity and medicinal plants of the rainforest, cave exploration to learn about Xibalba (the Mayan underworld), stream ecology or orchid conservation research, visiting Mayan ruins and free time in San Ignacio where you will be able to experience the local culture and shop for authentic Belizean crafts.