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April 2021

April 14th – Teen Science Cafe: Agriculture, Wildlife, and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands with Dr. Francisco Laso

April 14, 2021 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Audience - Designed for teens of high school age Join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 4:45pm EST for the Teen Science Cafe: Agriculture, Wildlife, and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands with Doctoral Candidate in Geography Francisco Laso!  Doctoral Candidate Laso will discuss how his project uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore how agriculture and conservation can be allies in supporting farmer livelihoods, controlling invasive species, and protecting endemic species in the Galapagos. Please register in advance here:  Francisco…

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UNC Science Week: 10am EST – Elementary School – Marti the Hammerhead and Shark Conservation

April 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Shark researcher Alex Hearn of the Galapagos Science Center will read the exciting story of Marti the Hammerhead Shark and answer your questions about shark research. Make sure to check out the abundance of Marti resources kids can use before and after this fun session! Presenter: Alex Hearn   The link to the full schedule of events is and the registration link is here.   

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UNC Science Week: 12pm EST – High school and adults – BARCODE Galapagos

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us over lunch for an informal meet up with the team from BARCODE Galapagos, the most ambitious citizen science project to document biological life in Galapagos. Lead researchers from UNC and USFQ explaining the Barcode Galapagos project, its importance to both help the community and its intended outcomes. Hear about the genetics side of the project and get an ‘on the ground’ account collecting samples and using the mini-Ion barcoding machines to capture this important data.   Presenters: Jaime…

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UNC Science Week: 3pm EST – Ages: 10-14 – Hammerhead Sharks, Epic Migrations, and Island Conservation

April 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shark researcher Alex Hearn dives deeper into the world of shark conversation as he reads from the book Marti the Hammerhead Shark, a joint collaboration between the Galapagos Science Center, Galapagos Conservation Trust and MigraMar. Alex will use the story of Marti and his epic journey to answer your questions about sharks, SCUBA diving, conservation, science and more! Make sure to check out the abundance of Marti resources kids can use before and after this fun and informative session!                                                                                                                                                                     .                                                                                                                                                       Presenter:…

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UNC Science Week: 5pm EST – High school and Adults – UNC and the Galapagos Science Center

April 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Galapagos Science Center (GSC) represents a unique facility and a special opportunity to make the world a better place by enriching our understanding of coupled human-natural systems in a world-renowned National Park, Marine Reserve and World Heritage Site. Three researchers from the Center will discuss what it is like to walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin as they work across social, terrestrial and marine subsystems to help tackle threats to island sustainability. Amanda Thompson will focus on public…

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March 2022

UNC Center for Galapagos Studies partnering with Carraway Village Drive-in Theater!

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carraway Village Drive-in Theater, 600 Carraway Crossing
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Galapagos Initiative while also enjoying a movie that highlights the beauty of human and environment interactions.

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Wine Tasting With a Side of Sustainable Economic Development and UNC’s Galapagos Initiative

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Attendees will receive three wines by mail, and a fun, professionally guided wine tasting via Zoom. GAA members also receive premium sustainably sourced chocolate to pair with wine.

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April 2022

Over Land, Under Sea: 10 Years in the Galápagos Photo Exhibit

April 6 @ 7:30 am - July 22 @ 7:30 pm

Over Land, Under Sea: 10 Years in the Galápagos is a photo exhibition that marks the 10-year anniversary of UNC’s Galapagos Initiative, a joint commitment to the conservation and study of the Galápagos Islands by UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).  

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UNC Science Expo

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our signature event returns, where hundreds of UNC scientists and researchers share their work with the public. With hands-on activities, food trucks, demonstrations, lab tours, games, and performances this is one of the biggest celebrations of science in the state! Come celebrate all the hard work and research UNC scientists do right here on campus!

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Screening for 2022 Living Galapagos project

The Living Galapagos project will be screened publicly on April 26, 2022, at 6p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the UNC FedEx Global Education Center.

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