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 with in-service teachers, parents of homeschoolers, and other educators about BFREE and the rainforests of southern Belize.
Dr. Jamie Rotenberg, UNCW, and Heather Barrett, BFREE, co-presented at the 61st annual conference for the Southeastern Council Latin American Studies (SECOLAS). Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the conference was a two-day event bringing together faculty members, independent scholars and students to discuss issues around the theme “Latin America’s Global Presence.” Rotenberg and Barrett focused their talk entitled, “Community-Based Conservation: A small-scale model that extends beyond Belize’s borders,” on the avian technician training program established by BFREE and UNCW.