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Belize Reef Research. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly Summer 2009 Betty Bowles. The Good. Too numerous to count ! Highlights: Ocean & reef Excursions Faculty Island accommodations & staff Team spirit. Ocean & Reef. Excursions. Faculty. Island Accommodations & Staff. Team Spirit.

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Belize Reef Research

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Summer 2009

Betty Bowles


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The Good

  • Too numerous to count !

  • Highlights:

    • Ocean & reef

    • Excursions

    • Faculty

    • Island accommodations & staff

    • Team spirit







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What I Learned:

  • Respect & Awe for the:

    • Ocean reef

    • Ocean species

  • Importance of:

    • Stewardship

    • Conservation


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The Bad (discomforts & inconveniences)

  • Overpacking

  • Limited access to:

    • Coffee

    • Water

    • Ice

    • Towels

  • Uncomfortable seating:

    • Restaurant

    • Classroom

    • Boats


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The Ugly

  • Absolutely nothing !


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Recommendations for next year:

  • Seating

    • Bring seat cushions or inflatable chairs

  • Coffee

    • Bring coffee pot & coffee for dorms

  • Water / Ice

    • Request ample water & ice in dorms


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What I brought & used:

Bathing suits (2)

Nylon shorts & synthetic t-shirts (2)

Sandals, water shoes

Wide-brimmed hat & visor

Long sleeves & pants for snorkeling

Sunscreen (85 SPF)

Scopolamine patches

Insect repellant patches

Underwater camera

Snorkel equipment

Waterproof watch

Water bottle

Kayak gloves (bike gloves)

Team flag, bandanas, etc.

First Aid Kit

Shampoo, hair brush, toothbrush,

toothpaste, moisturizer, chapstick.

What I brought but did NOT use:

Other clothes, underwear & shoes

Bathing suit cover-ups

Snacks (ample provided by resort)

Flashlights

Binoculars

Beach mats & towels

Fan / mister

Other insect repellants,

sun screens, burn lotions

Rain gear, umbrella

Jacket

Swimmer’s ear, ear-plugs

Make-up & hair care products.

If more students are in the dorms, there won’t be room for a lot of extra stuff. Everything (except snorkel equipment) should fit in a small backpack.

What to bring: