"When you are scientifically literate the world looks very different to you... and that understanding empowers you"
- Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Our mission is simple:
Conservation through Exploration
We specialize in three things. First and foremost we take people into the heart of tropical rainforest ecosystems. Second, we immerse in the cultures of Belize, Guyana, and Jamaica. Lastly, we promote conservation and sustainable living through experiential education and supporting local protected areas. In order to get the most out of these experiences we constantly push individuals to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace the area beyond, a place we refer to as the "magic zone."
If you are able step outside of that familiar comfort zone amazing experiences await - experiences that cannot happen unless you make the conscious effort to get uncomfortable. Contrary to how it sounds, being uncomfortable will actually lead to a more enjoyable trip - and might possibly make your TREE expedition a defining event in your life. While accommodations themselves are quite comfortable, our approach to the forest will still prepare you to be able to sleep on any surface, sit near any giant insect, hike through any terrain, deal with any heat or humidity, and truly enjoy yourself in the forest. If you are able to get to this level then you will also be able to experience the true ecosystems and cultures of whichever CARICOM nation you are in.
With deep exposure to both the natural environments and cultures of these countries, and informal discussions led by TREE staff, you will gain experiential knowledge without the need for a formal setting. The forest becomes a classroom. Cultural activities become recess. And you leave with a better understanding of the challenges and the best paths forward for conservation and sustainability.
If that occurs, mission completed.