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Community Classroom Highlights Belize
FEB. 11, 2005--The first UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences Community
Classroom event, Beautiful Belize: Paradise Found or Paradise Lost?"
is Feb. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public
Library on the corner of Division and Union streets.
UW-RF anthropology Professor Ed Robins examines Belize's dependence on
its treasure trove of natural resources as well as recent concerns voiced
by conservationists over transformation of the resource base.
Belize, a small Central American country between Mexico and Guatemala,
was once a refuge for pirates and buccaneers.
Today, it has been transformed into the ideal retreat for tourists, is
latest group of adventurers.
Robins will contrast "Beautiful Belize" with the "real
world" Belize that has always had a hidden and often unsavory aspect.
Robins, the chair of the UW-RF department of sociology, anthropology and
criminal justice, also directs an annual student study tour to Belize
as well as student internship opportunities in Belize and a joint research
program with Green Reef Belize.
No reservations are needed to attend the Community Classroom events, which
are free and open to the public. The next event, "The American Landscape:
Landscape Photography and the Creation of Place" by UW-RF geography
Professor Charles Rader, is March 10. For more information, contact the
UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.
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