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Conference Agenda

 

October 30-November 5, 2005

Belize Botanic Gardens
cbgc@belizebotanic.org
www.bgci.org/caribbean


Sunday, October 30 – Transfer from Belize City, Belize or Flores, Guatemala, airport to hotels. People arriving from Belize City stop at “Old Belize” museum enroute if time permits


5:00 - 7:00pm - Registration/Cocktails/orientation at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge
5:00 – Steering committee meeting
7:00- 9:00 – Dinner at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge

9:00 – Return to hotels


Monday, October 31


6:30 - 7:15am - Breakfast at hotels, Late Registration
7:30am -Pick up from hotels, transfer to Belize Botanic gardens,
8:00am – Welcome – Judy duPlooy
8:15am - Opening Address – Osmany Salas, Chief Forest Officer, Belize
9:00 - 10:00am – Featured Speakers – “Working and Growing Together”
Things to think about during the conference and how we can really achieve our goals/results expected by meeting's end – Peter Wyse-Jackson
10:00 - 11:30am – Break, short walk in Belize Botanic Garden
11:30 – Introduce Meeting, Q&A- Indra Furlong-Kelly
Noon – 1pm – Updates on Action Plan for the Caribbean – 15 minutes x 4
1:00 - 2:00 – Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 – Updates x 7
3:30 - 4:00 – Break
4:00 - 5:00 – Updates x 4
5:00 Cocktail hour at duPlooy’s
6.00 – Return to hotels, walk in garden, swim in Macal River, relax
7:00 - 8:00 – Dinner and Evening in area hotels/San Ignacio
8:00 – Return to hotels



Tuesday, November 1


7:00 - 7:45 – Breakfast in hotels, 8am – bus to Belize Botanic Gardens
8:15 – Announcements
8:15 - 10:30 – Updates, Presentations
10:30 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 1:00 – Hurricanes and their effect on Botanic Gardens, how we can help each other in times of disaster – Andrew Guthrie – Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park – Grand Cayman, Q&A’s
1:00 – 2:00 - Announcements/Lunch at duPlooy’s/Break
2:00 – 3:00 – Environmental Education– Jan Meerman
3:30 – 5:30 – Belizean Market Place at Belize Botanic Gardens – Displays of Belizean
Arts and Crafts/ Plants/Fruits, items for sale – Examples of how gardens can become sustainable/ Local Music
5:30 – Cocktails and barbecue in garden
8:00 – Return to hotels


Wednesday, November 2


7:00 – Breakfast at hotels
4:30 – Pick up from hotels for those going to cockscomb basin/Hopkins
8:30 – Pick up at hotels for other activities. After activities, return to hotels for dinner/evening


Thursday, November 3


7:00am – Breakfast
7:45am – Transfer to BBG
8:00am – Announcements

Begin all day workshops

8:30 – 10::30 Laurent St. Pierre – Caribbean Medicinal Plants
8:30 – 10:30 Maya Medicinal Plants – Rosita Arvigo –
8:30 – 10:30 Biodiversity – Earl Green – Belize forestry Department
8:30 – 10:30 Sustainability for Botanic Gardens
10:30 – 11:00 - Break
11:00 – 1:00 – Repeat workshops
1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch at duPlooy’s
2:30 – 3:30 – Workshop Conclusions
3:30 – 4:00 – Break
4:00 – 5:00 – Walkthrough Assessment of Belize Botanic Gardens
5:00 – 6:00 – Workshop presentations
6:30– Buffet Dinner at duPlooy’s
8:30 - 9:00 - Return to hotels

Friday, November 4


7:00 – 7:45 – Breakfast transfer to BBG
8:00 – Announcements
8:30 – 10:00 - Biodiversity – Mike Maunder
10:00 – 10:30 – Break
1030 – 12:30 – 2010 Targets Discussed/presented/agreed- subject to review by (date) – Peter Wyse-Jackson
12:30 – 1:45 – Lunch
1:45– 2:30 – Discuss Walkthrough Assessment
2:30 – 3 – Closing Remarks
3:00 – 4:00 – Break
4:00 – 5:30 – Business Meeting – Elect New Steering committee
5:30 – Cocktails/Farewell Dinner/Garifuna Drummers/Dancers/Bonfire on the Beach


Saturday, November 5 – Transfer to Belize City or Flores, Guatemala – times to be announced



Key speakers x 20 Minutes

Brendan Sayers – Irish National Garden – Biodiversity relative to orchids
Sam Bridgewater – British Natural History Center – Belize
Jan Meerman – Environmental Education