Bee-Love for the Environment
Art Medium: Creative Sign-making
Partner: Ya'axché Conservation Trust
Location: Toledo, Belize
Artist: Kate Kerry and Christian Chacón
The Mayan Golden Landscape plays an important ecological role in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor by connecting the coastal plains to the Maya Mountains. Ya'axche' works to inventory and protect bee population diversity in the area. In their summer camp this year, Ya'axche' engaged youth from neighboring agricultural communities in their efforts by integrating the Creative Action methodology. Participants learned about the conservation of native pollinators, the importance of forest conservation within farmlands, and how beekeeping can be an income-generating activity. At the end of the program, youth participants created educational signs to share with their communities and install in strategic locations to create awareness around bee conservation.