Galapagos- Here We Come!
Wow! We enjoyed our trip to the Amazon rainforest. Everyone was so accommodating and amazing. We saw so many amazing animals too. We could spend a whole year there and not even begin to meet all of the creatures that call that habitat home. Sadly, it was time for us to move on and head to the Galapagos Islands where we will be spending the month of October.
The Galapagos Islands are located on the equator just west of Ecuador in South America. These iconic islands became famous after the famous Charles Darwin stopped there in the 1830’s. He used his studies of the island’s animals to form his theory of evolution through natural selection.
The islands were formed by volcanoes millions of years ago. There are 19 islands in total. The habitats on the on the islands include beaches, rocky shores, volcanic mountains and lush forests. Around 25,000 people call the islands their home. The Galapagos islands are also a World Heritage Site. This title helps protect these amazing habitats from development. We will be taking the SS Ellie and Edmond boat all around the islands with the other professors in tow. As we island hop we’ll be meeting some of the islands most famous critters! We are ready to get this adventure started!