The Galapogas Islands
The allure of this chain of islands (an archipelago ) located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador is world famous for a variety of reasons. The unique species of plants and animals found there and not found any where else in the world include the giant Galápagos tortoises, the only marine iguana in the world, and the Galápagos penguin is the only penguin species to live in the Northern Hemisphere. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also known as one of the top 50 most beautiful places in the world, a top nature destination, and for the famous trip to these islands by Charles Darwin. In this presentation we will begin with a brief overview of the history of these amazing islands. We will explore the stunning natural beauty, some of the remarkable animals and plants that live here, conservation concerns for the future, and tips on planning a trip to experience this unique and amazing natural wonder.
Live Zoom Meeting.
Other science and nature talks with Glenn Olsen include:
Seven Plants that Changed the World on April 6.
Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.