Maya Exploration Center (MEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ancient Maya
civilization. MEC does this through: 1)
travel courses, lecture series, and education programs
teaching students, educators, and the general public about the ancient Maya, 2)
the survey and
mapping of ruins hidden in the jungles of Mexico and Central America 3)
the study of ancient Maya
science and 4)
the exploration and documentation of Maya architecture. In addition to archaeological
investigation and teaching, the center seeks to support the illumination of ancient traditions still
practiced among the modern Maya. In doing so, MEC aims to better understand the ancient ruins and
celebrate the modern Maya as the descendents of one of the world's great early civilizations.
MEC's research is disseminated through educational travel courses, tours for the general public,
lectures, and a website (www.mayaexploration.org) where various educational and informational
materials and resources are made available.