This week (22nd-27th February) is Coastal Awareness Week, hosted by the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI). The 2016 theme is: “The coast is ours, let’s climate proof it!” Climate change is a global problem, but poses a particular threat to coastal communities in Belize.
TIDE collaborates with many other organizations, local and international, to help protect our natural resources. Most recently, we have teamed up with the coral reef research lab of Dr. Karl Castillo from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the United States.
Environmental Education Integrated into the National Curriculum: Teaching the Teachers Workshop
Reef Week is an annual week that is celebrated nationally throughout Belize on March 9th-15th. TIDE participates by increasing community outreach and education with fun festivities and projects for primary and secondary school students. We celebrate Reef Week to honor our historical and cultural connection to the reef, to promote sustainable daily use of resources, and to foster the stewardship of land and sea necessary to keep the reef alive and healthy for generations to come.
Reef Week is made possible by OCEANA and Ecology Project International (EPI)
TIDE's Lionfish research aims to understand Lionfish invasion behaviour within Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) whilst also instigating effective control methods that can be carried out by the local community.
Blue skies, pumping music, and delicious chocolate treats; sounds like a recipe for a good day. The Toledo Chocolate Fest had these and more on its Taste of Toledo street fair May 25th.
The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) jumped right into the festivities with a lionfish booth.