ARCH 3900: Study Abroad to Belize

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Four architecture students from the New York City College Of Technology (NYCCT) use a blog to share their experiences during their study abroad in Belize. They learn new form of architectural techniques, enjoy delicious Belizean cuisine, explore the rainforest, ancient ruins and the reef, and make a lifetime of memories.  Danielle Zender, Baljinder Kaur, Patricia Paredes, and Walkiria Cabrera […]

Annual Board Meeting at BFREE

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
During mid-October, members of the BFREE Board of Director’s gathered at the field station for their annual meeting. The five day focus was not only to discuss the past year and plan for the coming years, but to also accomplish some real work on the ground. Projects included an inventory of scientific equipment onsite and review and training for the staff on […]

Conference News

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Sofia Marlin and Elijah Eyerly represented BFREE at the League of Environmental Education in Florida (LEEF) conference in late March. LEEF is committed to educating Florida’s citizens about environmental issues. LEEF provides a network for awareness, communication and growth about Florida’s natural environment. During the conference in Ocala National Forest, Sofia and Elijah shared information […]

May and June 2014 Field Courses

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
It’s hard to believe that another field season has come and gone! This season wrapped up in May and June with fantastic returning courses and a brand new teachers’ institute. Groups enjoyed hikes through the rainforest, family homestays in Maya communities, evening adventures at the Belize Zoo, tasting tours of the Spice Farm, snorkeling in […]

USFWS feature BFREE Pen Pal collaboration on their blog

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Bird Conservation, Blog | No Comments
After a visit to Belize this spring, Molly Sperduto of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Heather Barrett of BFREE helped establish pen pal relationships between a primary school in Golden Stream, Belize and another in Canterbury, New Hampshire, USA. Recently, a blog article on the USFWS website was recently posted that describes […]

Recent Field Courses at BFREE + Testimonials

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | No Comments
Recent field courses and testimonials round out a fantastic 2014 field season.

NYCCT – Study Abroad blog

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in News | No Comments
New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) student, Tasnuva Ahmed, created a blog (Study Abroad – Belize) of her 10-day field course with BFREE in January 2014.  Traveling with 4 other architecture students and her professor, Lia Dikigoropoulou, Tasnuva documented all aspects of the group’s experience in Belize with photo and video.

The BCool Spot

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
This January, students from NY City College of Technology  (NYCCT) came to BFREE to participate in a field course.  The first of its kind for BFREE, this course, led by professor Lia Dikigoropoulou (NYCCT) and Jacob Marlin (BFREE), challenged students to complete architectural renderings of some facilities onsite including the composting bathrooms, the solar system, […]

The Buildings Don’t Build Themselves

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in News | No Comments
In 2013 Jacob Marlin, Marcelino Pop and staff worked together on the construction of composting toilets and cabins.

New Facilities at BFREE

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in News | No Comments
In 2013 construction began for a new researcher compound which will ultimately include 3 cabins, a composting toilet and a hot/cold shower.