The Friends of Retzer sponsors annual natural history tours to Central America which provide members with an opportunity to experience unique tropical environments, photograph exotic flora and fauna, learn about local conservation issues, and make meaningful comparisons between Retzer’s mission and the vital work of related environmental organizations in the tropics.

Recent 12-day winter trips have included visits to Costa Rica, Panama, Belize and Guatemala. In addition to these treks, the Friends co-sponsor an environmental education program with Programme for Belize which provides rural elementary schools with an opportunity to learn about natural resource conservation through an overnight experience at a PfB tropical forest field camp.

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