- Latin America & Caribbean
- Student Year
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior
- Courses Offered By
- College of Engineering, College of Science
During an eight-day trip to the Galápagos, this field experience will introduce and amplify principles of evolutionary biology, ecology, and environmental geoscience that occur in the unique setting of the Galápagos Islands. An associated 2-credit class will emphasize background knowledge important to understanding the unique features of the archipelago as they have influenced evolutionary and ecological theory.
On-site lectures and activities will cover the historical, geological, and biological features of the islands. The trip will include visits to the Charles Darwin Research Station and several scientifically significant sites. Post-trip meetings will summarize the major discoveries of the program as presented by students.
This field experience is an optional offering for BIOS 35506/ CE 35506 in the fall of 2019.
Galápagos Program Benefits
- Discover the unique oceanographic setting that facilitates isolation and speciation of the Galápagos organisms
- Learn about the discovery, exploitation, and scientific exploration of the Galápagos Islands
- Refine understanding of the scientific method, especially formulating hypotheses from observations and collecting data to test a hypothesis
- Visit significant sites, including the Charles Darwin Research Station