Grace Gibson: reporting in from the negative-degree freeze of Iowa. In six days, our class will shuck winter coats for swimsuits as the icy gales of the midwest turn into the beach breezes of Belize. Fortunately, Belize City is in a familiar time zone so we’ll touch down without a thought towards jet-lag. But before I finish packing my bags, I’ll take some time to introduce myself!
I’m a junior double-majoring in anthropology and classical studies and I’ve found the time to minor in both art history and museum studies. When I’m not reading ethnography journals and Homeric hymns, I belay at the rock climbing wall, preside over clubs for knitting, classics, and anthropology, or work my way through yarn projects and Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.
This J-term, I’ll be putting down my climbing carabiners, knitting needles, and d20s to engage my enthusiastic, if clumsy, passion for the natural world; during this month, I look forward to working with students of varied academic backgrounds in an investigation of eco-tourism and the ecology of Belize.
Check in to my next post to see class preparations and learn about the ecological impact of eco-tourism in Belize.
If you have questions or suggestions of natural features or wildlife of Belize for me to discuss here, please contact me at [email protected]