1. Moochula: Hope for da Hawksbills


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    Moochula: Giving Hawksbill Sea Turtles Hope Join the residents of the remote village of Gales Point, Belize on an impressionistic and immersive film experience celebrating their efforts to help conserve hawksbill sea turtles. Like many species of sea turtle, hawksbills are critically endangered due mostly to human impact. The beach at Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary is littered with trash, which makes nesting for the hawksbills extremely difficult. Local predators including skunks, foxes, and raccoons eat the sea turtle eggs and destroy their nests. From June to November, Gales Point turtle trackers conduct regular beach patrols protecting nests, rescuing turtles, and assisting hatchlings in making a safe journey to the sea. On their annual visit to Gales Point, Dr. Todd Rimkus and his students from Marymount University join the community in rescuing Moochula, a stranded hawksbill seas turtle, and furthering conservation efforts by fitting her with a satellite tag and making her location data available for global tracking. Give hawksbill sea turtles hope: hawksbillhope.org/?page_id=105 Track Moochula here: seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=117996

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    • Sambai


      from Andrew Centofante / Added

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      While in Gales Point, Belize I was lucky enough to participate in a local tradition called the Sambai. The Sambai is a fertility dance done during the full moon. We built a fire and danced well into the night.

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      • Video: Gales Point and the $100 solution


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        Gales Point is among the most remote villages in Belize. In direct opposition to conventional wisdom-which says it takes millions of dollars to solve a public problem, participants on Semester at Sea's 2011 Maymester teamed with the people of the village to put $100 to work and make a lasting difference to the village.

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        • How to build a house... Gales Point Belize style!


          from Cecil Walker / Added

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          Footage from an Elk Grove Baptist Church mission team from Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Edited by Cecil Walker to simulate time lapse/stop motion.

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