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Rosanna Estrella Ecology Program

Rosanna Estrella Ecology Program: Galapagos Conservation Expedition 

Dense Amazonian rainforest, snow-capped Andean peaks, and volcanic islands – Ecuador is a place of many wonders. From Quito’s historic colonial district to the Galapagos Islands’ completely unique wildlife and ecosystems, this program will fill you with wonder and excitement. You might find yourself swimming with sea lions or tropical penguins during your free time! The Galapagos Islands are the birthplace of our modern understanding of evolution.

From Ecuador you can fly to the islands to spend several days volunteering on a conservation and reforestation project, getting up close and personal with island wildlife like the famous giant tortoises. From here, you can travel to different islands in the archipelago and explore various sites and wildlife including sea turtles, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, giant tortoises, albatrosses, frigate birds and much more. Participants will have the opportunity for plenty of snorkeling and hiking while learning about what makes each island rare – from various colors of sand (black, white, red and even green) to volcanic rocks that are millions of years old!

  • Location: Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Length of Stay: 9 days
  • Language Requirements: None
  • Grade Level:  Open to all grade levels
  • Approximate Program Dates:  April 14 to 22, 2022
  • Program Cost:  Approx. $3990 (includes lodging, in-country transportation and most meals.  Airfare not included (estimated $700).

*Limited financial aid is available through the application process.