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We welcome feedback and collaboration! It is our goal to provide the teachers, students and communities of Toledo with the materials they want and need to promote environmental and cultural heritage. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or links, which you feel will help us better serve the people of Toledo, and all of Belize and beyond!

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, Human Social Dynamics program and the Anthropology and Environment Section of the American Anthropological Association Small Grants for Collaborative Problem Solving. Toledo Environmental and Cultural Heritage Alliance (TEACHA) was initiated as part of the education plan of a collaborative research grant, “Development and resilience of complex socioeconomic systems: A theoretical model and case study from the Maya Lowlands,” supported by the U. S. National Science Foundation, Human Social Dynamics program, Award number 0827277.

In collaboration with

Uchb’enka K’in Ahaw Association (UKAA)
Santa Cruz, Toledo District, Belize

University of South Florida Botanical Gardens
Tampa, Florida, USA

Tumul K’in Center of Learning
Blue Creek, Toledo District, Belize

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For more detailed information on this project contact:

Dr. Rebecca Zarger, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida
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Dr. Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Area Coordinator for Academic Technology, City University of New York at Guttman Community College
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National Science Foundation Human Social Dynamics project site (Douglas Kennett, PI):