Sep 11

The Galapagos Islands: A Guide to the Islands of Amazement

Glenn Olsen

The Galapagos Islands are reported to be the number one Nature destination in the world ! One of the most famous visitors to the islands was Charles Darwin in 1835. These nineteen islands, located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. The truly unique animals, plants, and the entire ecosystem are distinct from any other place in the world. The Galapagos giant tortoise is perhaps the most widely recognize animal on the Islands. In fact, the islands’ name is derived from the early Spanish word for tortoise. But other distinctive species are found here such as the world renown Darwin’s finches, the only marine iguana in the world, Galapagos mockingbirds, and the Galapagos penguin among many others.

In this presentation we will discover the features of the Island Ecosystem, the unique plants, and of course the amazing animals that are found here. Discussions will also include tips to prepare to travel to the Galapagos Islands, the weather, the yachts for visiting various islands, permits, and other related aspects for travel. Join us for this enlightening presentation on one of the most astounding natural areas in the world.

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom


Semester

$40.00

Class Tuition

38 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.