Eco Kids learn about Belize’s Biodiversity and Conservation
SUNDAY July 24, 2011 – The morning wakeup call was at 6:30AM but with all the excitement, the eco kids were already up from before 6AM. The theme of the day was Biodiversity and Conservation which meant that a lot of hiking and exploring would be involved in today’s itinerary.
After a healthy breakfast, the kids prepared their backpacks and headed off to go bird watching with Naturalist Guides David and Hilberto. The Cayo District is well known as a birder’s paradise and over 300 different species of migratory and resident birds have been spotted at Chaa Creek’s 365 acre private nature reserve. The tour was fun and everyone kept keen interest, we can surely expect future Ornithologists in the group.
The birding trails led to the Natural History Center and immediately after, the children visited the Butterfly Farm where they experienced the miraculous transformation of the Belizean Blue Morpho.
The upcoming arts and craft session encouraged the children to quickly hike back to the camp and each child created their own jungle journals from flora and fauna they had found on the ground whilst doing their day’s excursion.
Following lunch, everyone was glad for the perfect activity to cool off after a warm and sunny active day. They eagerly headed to the canoe dock for a water safety and swim test. Returning to camp it was time for dinner and showers.
The last event of the evening was the camp fire session and everyone participated in skits, games, songs and telling stories.
Another day went by so fast, tomorrow they will learn all about the Ancient Maya.