PROFESSORS - INSTRUCTORS - TEACHERS OF:

ANTHROPOLOGY – ARCHAEOLOGY – ARCHITECTURE – BOTANY – ECOLOGY – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES EPIGRAPHY – ETHNOGRAPHY – GEOLOGY – HOTEL & RESTAURANT MGMT. – LANDSCAPING DESIGN LANGUAGES – LINGUISTICS – MAYA STUDIES – SOCIAL SCIENCES – SOCIOLOGY – TOURISM

YOU TRAVEL FREE!

YOU DO CURRICULUM…

WE DO THE REST!!!

We are the Tree-Land Foundation, Inc., an ecological and environmental-cultural education non-profit corporation

MEXICO ’S YUCATAN IS YOUR CLASSROOM

DURING 2 TO 4 WEEK SEMESTERS ABROAD

We’ll design your itinerary WITH you according to YOUR requirements.

We’ve spent nearly 20 years studying and traveling with individuals and groups throughout the Yucatan .  We know the people, the places, and the history.  We’ll plan your itinerary WITH you and then accompany you and handle ALL the details throughout the trip.  We’ll arrange air and ground transportation, hotels, meals, classrooms, tours, admissions, health services, guides, guest speakers, dozens of pleasant surprises, and we’ll introduce you to our MANY Mayan and Yucatecan friends!  YOU TEACH.  WE DO THE REST! 

FROM:  Bob Martin, Executive Director of the Tree-Land Foundation, Inc.  

                Because of our vast knowledge, deep respect, and great affection for the Yucatan and its people, we go far beyond merely arranging trips for students.  We give you unparalleled, hands-on access to people, places, and experiences.  Our goals are to both share knowledge with our trip participants AND to greatly increase their cultural awareness and appreciation of the significant, still-emerging history of the Maya.  

From sleeping in hammocks in a Maya village to staying in first class resorts, your itinerary is entirely flexible.  Depending on your curriculum, we can begin in Cancun , Merida , or the Port of Progreso then move to Valladolid , Izamal , Campeche , or elsewhere.  Archaeological and historic visits can include:   Chichen Itza , Uxmal , Palenque , Dzibilchaltun, Tulum, Calakmul, Ek Balam, Oxkintok, Calketok caves, and Hacienda Tabi, along with dozens of others.  There are also numerous seasonal environmental projects possible in a variety of biosphere reserve locations.  We can schedule trips for any duration or time of year.

Many of our trips include a unique, highly-recommended opportunity to live in the 3000-year-old Maya village of Yaxunah (yah-shoo-NAH) near the world-famous ruins of Chichen Itza .  Students sleep in former archaeologist’s quarters that have been converted to a safe, clean eco-tourism campamento with bathrooms in the cottages and superb food!  Trip members can study, spend time in the village, walk to the nearby ancient ruins and Colonial-era hacienda, and do community service-work projects with the resident Anthropologist Elias Alcocer alongside the indigenous Maya.  Camp size is limited to 23 trip participants.

                We will be happy to work with you to create a superior, memorable, hassle-free educational experience. I look forward to meeting and discussing all the possibilities with you.

Bob Martin

Tree-Land Foundation, Inc.

Email:  TheTLFoundation@aol.com     Tel.:  ( 301) 471- 9998     P. O. Box 535 , Myersville, MD 21773 USA

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID:

Educators:  “Thanks for making us look good to the administration and for all your efforts.  I’ll go with you anytime.”  Dr. James Ogier, Ogier@Roanoke.edu, Linguistics Prof., Roanoke College .  “The itinerary was appropriate…excellent…outstanding…perfect!  I definitely look forward to doing this again and anticipate an equally great trip.” Dr. Whitney Leeson, WLeeson@Roanoke.edu, Anthropology Prof. 

Parents:  “Words are inadequate to express our gratitude for such a wonderful experience.” Dr. Jane Saylor.  “It was a life-changing experience for my son.” Nancy Randall.  “He grew more through this than through anything else he’s ever done.”  Carol Nimorwicz.   

Participants:  “The trip was a great experience. I learned a lot about who I am, and who I want to be.”  “You were the perfect hosts!”  “The best part is all the people I’ve met.”   “The itinerary’s thoroughness and detail was amazing!”  “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”  

 

                    Our Philosophy - R. Martin

                                "If you want to touch the past... touch a stone.

                                   If you want to touch the present... touch a tree.

                                            If you want to touch the future... touch a child."

                                                                                       

 

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    Email:  BobMartin@TreeLandFoundation.org     Tel.:  ( 301) 471- 9998     P. O. Box 535 , Myersville, MD 21773 USA  

WITH GREAT APPRECIATIONThis website was designed and created for Tree-Land Foundation by the delightful Beatriz Wallace, an intelligent, very talented and lovely woman who's a student at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.  Thank you, Bea!
                                                                                                                                                                             Last modified: August 05, 2005