Monday, November 15, 2010

Travel Course to Belize

March 12 – March 19

2011The focus of the 2011 documentary course will be the pioneering efforts of Linda Thornton, an American woman living in Belize, to develop ways to farm shrimp that don’t harm the environment.

In many parts of the world the farms that produce the frozen shrimp Americans buy result in the destruction of mangrove forests and other costal ecosystems, use large amounts of water and generate choking flows of pollution. Thornton and partners in Belize, a tiny country of rainforests and coral reefs along the Yucatan peninsula, have tried a different approach, gaining the support of the World Wildlife Fund.

Andy Revkin, the veteran New York Times environmental correspondent and senior fellow for environmental understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, will help plan and execute the film with Dr. Maria Luskay.

Contact: Professor: Dr. Maria Luskay,, 914- 773-3353, Media & Communication Arts

Cost: $2,800 includes r/t airfare, 4 nights in Independence with daily breakfast and 2 dinners, excursion to Jaguar Preserve, 3 nights at Pelican Resort in Palencia with all meals/drinks included.

Payment Dates: Your confirmation deposit of $1,000 is due December 1, 2010. Final payment is due by February 1, 2011. Payments can be made at the Study Abroad Office.

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