The Tropical Education Center/Zoo Lodge


    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

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and Spanish) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Educational Games/Toys:

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Hand Sanitizer (Alcohol Gel Base)

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

    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.