The Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center (TBZ) is located in the heart of the Central Belize Biological Corridor. The Corridor is a vital mosaic of habitat that provides wildlife with the ability to migrate and thrive in co-existence with rural communities.
Due to its central location, TBZ conducts continuous outreach education programs with the communities located within the Corridor, through the primary schools. Among the schools we serve are the St. Agnes Anglican School, Hattieville Government School, and Cotton Tree Primary School. Many of these schools have limited resources to empower learning. The Central Belize Corridor Education Aid will be overseen by TBZ to ensure important resources are delivered to the schools that would benefit greatly from their use.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Spanish) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Hand Sanitizer (Alcohol Gel Base)
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.