Educational Projects

Making a Difference: Coffee Chat with our Biologist & Community Manager

Making a Difference: Coffee Chat with our Biologist & Community Manager

Twice weekly at the Lobby Terrace
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. & Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy homemade marmalade, chaya juice, hot Mexican cocoa and coffee tasting with Banyan Tree’s Biologist and Community Manager as we share our CSR related initiatives for embracing the environment and for empowering people.

Topics up for discussion range include, but are not limited to, the biodiversity of local ecosystems, environmental efforts to prevent climate change, community support to improve sustainability, educational programs and developing local capacity.

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Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Upon request

Come and learn more about what you see while contributing valuable information to our monitoring and conservation programs.

Conservation efforts require information on the environment that anyone can help collect. Our fun, easy to use underwater guide sheets allow any snorkeler or diver to record sightings of important or iconic species with little training. Guide sheets focus on important and iconic organisms such as sharks, turtles and napoleon wrasse, groupers as indicators of fishing and butterfly fishes as indicators of reef health.

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Ecotour - Daily

Ecotour - Daily

Daily at 11:00 am, subject to availability

Jump into the boat at Saffron Dock and join us as we explore nature and wildlife within the mangroves!

This guided activity will sail our guests through the waterways of Mayakoba, as we take in the beautiful natural sights and discover the wildlife that call this ecosystem their home.

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Snorkel Tour

Snorkel Tour

Upon request, day or night

Come explore and learn about the reef and the animals that live there with an experienced member of our Marine Lab team!

Learn about the creatures you might not spot, or see the reef come alive at night with corals feeding, bioluminescence and our friendly local sharks! An interactive tour, be it day or night, our guides provide an enhanced, fun and educational experience of the reef.

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