Conserving Culture in Punta Gorda, Toledo District
From the Garifuna communities of Stann Creek, we’ll head even further south to the Toledo District. Here at the south-western tip of the country, the vibe changes yet again! Even after thousands of years, indigenous Mayan culture continues to live on strongly in Toledo. We’ll be teaming up with some of its leading indigenous organizations to explore Mopan and Q’eqchi culture, as well as how it expresses itself through environmentalism.
We’ll live and work alongside local families while exploring the local biosphere. We’ll build relationships, learn to cook delicious local dishes, visit community associations, and turn fresh cacao into tasty chocolate. We’ll also take a trip and tour some of the nearby Mayan ruins, which serve as beautiful reminders that our failure to live sustainably can have catastrophic consequences.