Recent Field Courses at BFREE + Testimonials

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | No Comments

With new staff leading the way and some new program offerings, this field season has been nothing less than dynamic! We can’t tell the stories as well as those who have visited so take a few minutes to peruse the courses we’ve offered and some of the comments we’ve received.

January Field Courses

• “Architecture Study Abroad in Belize” led by Lia Dikigoropoulou, New York City College of Technology

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New York City College of Technology

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NYCCT students designed and began building the Cool Spot at BFREE.

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NYCCT describe their designs.

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NYCCT sketching designs at Lubantuun.

• “Tropical Rainforests” led by Mark Cline Lucey and Jennifer Cohen, Vermont Commons High School

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Vermont Commons cleaning the coffee they harvested.

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Free time for Vermont Commons.

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Vermont Commons during a bird demo.

Vermont Commons during a trip to Belize Zoo.

Vermont Commons during a trip to Belize Zoo.

February Field Courses

• “Tropical Ecology” led by Kevin Fraser and Alex Mills, York University collective

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York University focused their work on birds and bats.

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York University during their time at Tobacco Caye.

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York University at Tobacco Caye.

March Field Courses

• “Sustainable Development: Law, Policy, and Practice” led by Tom Ankersen and Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Florida

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UF students gather vegetation data for their mock trial

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UF during a farm tour in Trio.

 Tropical Field Biology” led by Betsy Dumont, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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UMASS visit to a fruit market

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Group photo of UMASS students.

 “Wildlife Biology” led by Stewart Skeate, Lees McRae College

Lees McRae during a cacao tour

Lees McRae during a cacao tour

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Group photo of Lees McRae students.

Testimonials

“The only spring break harder than my courses. And I LOVED IT!!!!!” – Frank Carellini, UMASS student

“Sixteen years of living and loving BFREE and it grows more magical each time I return.” – Mark Cline Lucey, Vermont Commons, Instructor

“This place was named perfectly, BFREE, I was as free as it gets. I had such an amazing time, I made memories and friends. Enjoyed every minute of it.” – Fatima Shatku, NYCCT student

“Somehow better than advertised – my only regret is it took me so long to get here.” – Sean Bedford, UF Law student

“Awesome Staff!” – Stacy Almond, Lees McRae student

“Our students absolutely loved BFREE, learned a lot, and interacted very positively with all of your staff. Students described it as a transformative experience and ‘the best 2 weeks of their life’. We can’t get better than that!” – Kevin Fraser and Alex Mills, York University Instructors

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