>> Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In a course called The Maya Riveria. Its Land. Its People, students students fro the University of Minnesota learned and served by helping Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA). From CEA's newsletter:
They cleaned up the mangroves in front of CEA's property, picking up more than two tons of trash!
They also helped restore Akumal Bay's dune, painted CEA's dorms, built a big game for the children at the Akumal Library, cleaned CEA's wetlands, conducted beach clean-ups, and many other things.
We are more than happy with the results, their enthusiasm and everything they gave us. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Thanks lots! Akumal will always welcome you!
From the students' blog for the course:
We left Akumal with mixed feelings. Sad that our time together was coming to an end, but excited to be returning to our homes, families and friends (oh, and of course the begining of the spring semester). I will miss the tropical weather and amazing beauty of the Maya coastline. But most of all, I will miss the students.