Welcome to the website and blog of Colorado State University Conservation Leadership graduate students Erin and Anna’s applied Master thesis project on ecotourism in Belize!

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, I look forward having another opportunity to  immerse myself in a new culture.  This will be a great opportunity to put the cutting edge concepts that we have learned in our Conservation Leadership program to practice on the ground in Belize.

Erin Hicks – CLTL 4.0 Master Candidate

I used to think my passions for the environment, social well-being, and tourism were a bit random and disconnected. I was happy to find they are often interrelated, and am so grateful to have the opportunity to bring them all together in Belize!

Anna Kellogg- CLTL 4.0 Master Candidate