Destination: Galápagos 

Travel Dates: February 24-March 4, 2017

Cost per student: Estimated cost $4,440, subject to change based on airfare & number of participants.

Deposit: $1,500 due at Interim Term Registration (Week of October 3, 2016)

Trip Supervisors: Krista Parker and Brande Jones
 
Maximum number of students: 24 (This trip is FULL)
 
Trip Description and Purpose:
 
The Galápagos Islands are a chain of volcanic islands located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.  The Galápagos are most famous for the profound discoveries of Charles Darwin. Carry on that scientific tradition as you learn about the unique species that call the islands home. The Galápagos are a common destination to see whales, dolphins, sharks, rays, sea lions, marine iguanas, finches, Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants.

On the islands, students will conduct field studies, discover unique wildlife, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy snorkeling activities and explore fun activities along the coasts. On mainland Ecuador, students will experience the local culture in Quito. Independence Plaza and the Intinan Museum provide social context to the biological wonders of this fascinating country.

The Galápagos are home to a fragile ecosystem facing serious challenges. Students will have an extraordinary opportunity to explore the Galápagos, survey the ecosystem and analyze sustainability issues caused by an increasing human population and the high demands of tourism. Students will expand their global perspectives by following in Darwin’s footsteps. This is truly a life transforming trip!
 
GLENN CAMPUS (7-12), 510 MT. VERNON HWY NE, ATLANTA, GA 30328, 404-250-5880
FOUNDERS CAMPUS (PS-6) , 471 MT. VERNON HWY NE, ATLANTA, GA 30328, 404-252-3448