Galapagos Conservation and Development

The Galapagos Islands

Tensions Between Conservation and Development

The Galapagos Islands offer more than just an ecological adventure. They provide the perfect setting to help students make connections between abstract concepts and real issues confronting the world.

Through a blend of focused instruction, interactive activities, and real-life adventures, students gain tangible, firsthand knowledge of the ways in which shifts in variables in Ecuador and the greater world have impacted the reality of the Islands, both for the better and the worse.

Goals and Objectives

Systems Thinking

Learn how to use systems thinking and scenario planning to envision our future and navigate the complexity around environmental conservation


Evaluate specific environmental and economic challenges from the perspectives of community members, national government, and international organizations

Develop Responsibility

Inspire individual awareness of the responsibilities created by the extant impacts of our actions on global systems

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