T.R.E.E.S. Field Station and Research Center

Encouraging the creation of a social, environmental, and cultural network by promoting partnerships within Belize and Internationally

For a comfortable and personalized tropical experience

The Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) is a small grassroots ecological conservation organization that has established a great little research and education center. The TREES field station and research and education center functions as a wildlife ecology research and education center. This small biologist-managed facility focuses on tropical ecology research and post-secondary education. However, we believe strongly that ecological conservation can only happen with community involvement. Thus we also provide a wide range of community programs to members of our community and involve locals in all aspects of our research and education initiatives as well as ecological conservation.

The TREES field station and research and education center in Belize is centrally located in the country, a short drive from the Caribbean Sea and a number of marine stations, easily accessible off the Hummingbird Highway, and yet we boast some of the highest biodiversity the country has to offer. We specialize in group hosting, particularly for University student groups, but also happily take in eco-tourism groups and individuals. Come and experience  what it is like staying in a tropical research station. Join our team as they catch and monitor tropical birds, chase turtles with radio-telemetry equipment and catch and monitor bats at night.

We can arrange all portions of your group’s course or tour in Belize through our Canadian Study Abroad partner company, Ecorana Environmental Ltd. (www.ecorana.ca), so if you would like to add a marine component or other experiences or locations to your course, we are happy to assist! In partnership with this company, we provide strong ecology education opportunities at all levels of education.  And we also offer personalized individual on-the-job ecology training through Ecorana’s environmental study abroad internship program. Therefore, if you want a comfortable and personalized tropical ecology experience, either as a researcher, educator, student, or eco-tourist, we guarantee that our services and facilities will be exactly what you are looking for. For our Tropical Ecology Programs click here, for our courses and activities click here

For a comfortable and personlized rainforest experience