Invitation for 100 of the best Belizean students to visit the new Planetarium in Chetumal - Press Release, Belmopan, Belize, November 21, 2011 - The Mexican Embassy invites 100 of the best Belizean students for a trip to visit the new “Yook´ol Kaab” Planetarium and the Museum of the Mayan Culture in Chetumal, Mexico. The aim of the trip is to expand the knowledge in astronomy and Mayan culture among Belizean students.
All schools in Belize are encouraged to nominate their best students born between 1998 and 2001 in order to participate in the selection process. The day trip will take place on Thursday, December 15th, 2011. It is free and will include transportation and food, entry tickets and guided visits to the Planetarium and the Museum of the Mayan Culture. They will be accompanied by Belizean teachers. The Embassy will facilitate Mexican immigration and customs procedures.
The newly inaugurated “Yook´ol Kaab” (our universe) Planetarium in Chetumal is a high-tech space designed center to encourage studies in science and technology, and is an excellent opportunity for Belizean students to discover firsthand the fascinating world of astronomy and science in general.
Interested schools should apply to the Embassy by filling out the appropriate formats provided by the Embassy and send them to [email protected] before the deadline on December 2nd, 2011, at 2:00 pm.
The 100 students, as well as the teachers that will accompany them will be selected by the Mexican Embassy in public draws that will be held during the piano concerts on December 3rd and 4th at the Bliss Center in Belize City and the George Price Centre in Belmopan.
The Embassy will report the results to the winning schools on December 7th. From that date and until 2:00 pm on December 12th, schools will have to send a second format, along with a picture passport size of the selected students.
The trip will take place on Thursday, December 15th, 2011. Schools will take their selected students to the Institute of Mexico in Belize City, or to the Mexican Embassy in Belmopan, at the time that will be directed.