Maya Exploration Center
Maya Exploration Center (MEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the ancient Maya civilization. MEC's website offers various educational and informational materials and resources.
MEC also offers travel courses, lecture series, and education programs teaching students, educators, and the general public about the ancient Maya. It also does surveys and mapping of ruins hidden in the jungles of Mexico and Central America, conducts studies on ancient Maya science and documents 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 descendants of one of the world's great early civilizations.