Explore the Headwaters

Our Maya Mountain Watershed Station is tucked away on ten acres of private property within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve about half a mile downstream from Blancaneaux Lodge. The station deck overlooks Privassion Creek , part of the headwaters of the Macal River.  The creek is a 5 minute walk downhill from the station.  Another 20 minutes downstream on the trail that runs parrallel takes you to a favorite swimming spot at Big Rock Falls.  

 
Early morning journaling on the veranda

Early morning journaling on the veranda

Maya Mountain Watershed Field Station

This lovely rustic cabin is the perfect spot to experience life a little more unplugged. Electricity is limited to a diesel generator producing power from 6pm to 10pm daily.  Sorry, no internet! It's time to read or journal.

Main Cabin bedRoom

Main Cabin bedRoom

Maya Mountain Watershed

Fresh Water Invertebrate sampling at the mouth of Rio Frio Cave.

Challilo Dam, Belize

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Outdoor veranda for morning coffee and night star gazing...

Outdoor veranda for morning coffee and night star gazing...

Student Dorm Accommodations

Male and female divided dormitory.  Our dorms have a single bed capacity of 22 pax total. The dorm and cabin have flush toilets and showers.

Male and female divided dormitory.  Our dorms have a single bed capacity of 22 pax total. The dorm and cabin have flush toilets and showers.

Dr. Ed Boles lecturing on watershed ecology

Dr. Ed Boles lecturing on watershed ecology

Screened porch
The cabin is equipped with kitchen and dining room, screened porch with wood fireplace for lectures and common meeting space.

The cabin is equipped with kitchen and dining room, screened porch with wood fireplace for lectures and common meeting space.

 
Visiting Challilo Dam, Belize

Constructed between 2002 and 2005, the Challilo Dam is a gravity dam set on the Macal River.  Students who visit have an opportunity to learn about its operation and contemplate the issues surrounding energy generation and its impact on the local economy and environment.