Ecorana Environmental ltd., Blog at it's partner field staiton at the T.R.E.E.S

We are Ecorana Environmental, an eco-travel and environmental education company that specializes in creating and planning applied learning holidays for students, researchers, and ecotourists alike. Our team consists of travel and outreach specialists as well as research biologists and teachers who specialize in environmental education and conservation. We are well-versed in providing comfortable, safe, and exciting learning and travel opportunities to a range of clientele interested in environmentally and culturally conscious travel.Ecorana is poised to offer travel and education abroad opportunities in the diverse tropical country of Belize. Ecorana employs biologists who are well-trained in tropical ecology, herpetology, and ornithology, and as such, studies in tropical biology are the primary focus of our educational holidays. However, our team’s diverse interests and expertise allow us to plan all types of holidays ranging from wildlife ecotours to yoga retreats to West African drumming courses to ecological field technique courses. Wherever your interests lie, you can be guaranteed that Ecorana will be right there with you.Ecorana maintains values of environmental and cultural conservation and stewardship, hands-on education, and inclusive learning, and seeks to instill those values in all visitors to Belize. We work with many field stations and educational centers, scientists, educators, tour companies, tour guides, eco-lodges, and parks, both on the mainland and on the islands of Belize, to make sure you go exactly where you want to go and see exactly what you want to see and more!

One of our main partners is the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) and their field station in Belize. The objectives of this environmental education center are to host various cultural and environmental based student courses, workshops and event hosting in the heart of the beautiful Maya Mountains of Belize. We plan on providing our services to international students as well as providing opportunities for Belizean students.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The super shed

I figured as the infrastructure of the station is really shaping up we will do a little series of posts on the new building additions to the station. The first entry is about our new Super Shed. It was not our original intention to make this building right away, while we were aware that in a year or so we would need this building we did not think it had to be done right away. But after a long discussion with our last contractors we were convinced to build a big shed to store our equipment etc. After some time passed the shed somehow got bigger and bigger until the final product. Once we stopped using the services of our first contractors and the shed was only about a quarter finished, we used the help of TOBAR construction which are helping us with our new cabins to finish the job, and they did a great job. At the end of the day this shed ended up being a lean-to 20 feet by 60 feet! We are very pleased with it after if will serve many purposes in the near future, right now it offers a new large surface to obtain rain water, a good garage for the tractor and trucks. Soon it will  be used partly as a storage barn when we obtain our chickens and ducks etc.! It also provides us with a good cover for the wood we are using for various projects!

The original shed foundation before we decided TOBAR to step in!

The completed new shed, now a nice little house for the tractor!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent, i am glad to hear TOBAR construction worked out. I have been considering them for a building project in PG, and with contractors often being less than reliable in Belize, I am glad to hear they are a reasonable choice!

    Nice Shed, the view of the mountains in the background is even better!