“Field stations are places where we can read the book of life in the language in which it was written.” — James Kirchner, U.C. Berkeley.
Calico Jack’s introduces El Progresso Field Stationwhich formally opened in January 2016. El Progresso Field Station (EPFS) provides a living library and outdoor laboratory for students, teachers, researchers, and the general public interested in community development, agricultural communities, the environment, sustainable development, and the empowerment of poor communities through the provision of education and skills training.
Our commitment via EPFS is to help address the needs of the community of El Progresso/7 Mile, Cayo and more broadly, societal needs today and in the future in Belize. In this regard, EPFS works closely with the El Progresso Community Primary School and the local governing village council. EPFS has also facilitated the awarding of full scholarships for village children needing financial support to attend high school. EPFS has hosted student, teacher and church groups from the US, Canada and China and looks forward to hosting your group.