Send 75 Students to High School in Belize

Mar 27, 2012

Caye Caulker Ocean Academy is growing...up!

Ocean Academy upstairs classroom expansion project
Ocean Academy upstairs classroom expansion project

Your donation bought cement blocks for Classroom Expansion

Ocean Academy's student body is growing and we only have one place to go....up!  Volunteer student groups from Boston, Iowa,Vermont (USA) and Alberta (Canada) spent Spring Break working alongside Belizeans to lay 1000 cement blocks for much-needed upstairs classrooms.  Each cash donation, and volunteer group, advances us towards this goal of more classrooms, desks and space for our growing student body.  Thank you!

Your donation created opportunities in Marine Biology

Six more island youth are now certified Advanced Scuba divers through Ocean Academy's Aquatic Tourism P.E. class.  We are thankful to Belize Diving Services for volunteering their instructors and resources in order to certify students.   Six senior students are enrolled in night classes to become Reef Technicians.  Ocean Academy youth are training alongside tour guides, Fisheries staff, and fishermen to identify marine life and conduct scientific surveys. Course participants can specialize in invertebrates, juvenile fish, coral health, acroporids, herbivores, commercial fish, marine mammals.  After certification, community technicians will be hired to conduct surveys on the local reef alongside marine biologists

Ocean Academy students are giving back to their community:

  • Students volunteer to conduct Red Cross disaster-preparedness surveys
  • Interact Volunteer Club members read and tutor to primary-school children afterschool
  • Social Studies class celebrates International Women's Month with a poster fair
  • Farewell and Appeciation Assembly for school co-founder and donor, Mr. Dane Dingerson

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Ocean Academy student carries blocks upstairs
Ocean Academy student carries blocks upstairs
Volunteers laying classroom blocks
Volunteers laying classroom blocks
Advanced Scuba in Aquatic Tourism P.E.
Advanced Scuba in Aquatic Tourism P.E.
Reef Technician Course - examining shells
Reef Technician Course - examining shells
American highschoolers peer-tutor in Math
American highschoolers peer-tutor in Math



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Project Leader

Joni Miller

Caye Caulker, Belize

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