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June 2020

GSC Annual Symposium — Canceled

June 23, 2020 - June 24, 2020
Charles Darwin Convention Center Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island Ecuador

The fifth annual Galápagos Conservation and Research Symposium has been canceled to ensure the safety of the community and our researchers. Thank you for your understanding.  

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February 2021

Anthropology Colloquium

February 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Rapid social and environmental development has contributed to increasing overweight and chronic diseases along side persistent infectious illness and undernutrition in middle income countries like Ecuador. This talk describes how economic development and tourism strain available water and food resources in Galapagos, contributing to a syndemic of undernutrition/infection disease, overweight/noncommunicable disease and psychological distress for individuals and households. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 970 9655 1343 Passcode: 957624  

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March 2021

People & Environment in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador Webinar

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join UNC scholars to learn more about the social, terrestrial and marine environments of the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador. Amanda Thompson (Anthropology) will discuss nutrition and public health, Diego Riveros-Iregui (Geography) will talk about water and land dynamics, and Adrian Marchetti (Marine Sciences) will discuss marine ecology and biological productivity in the Galápagos Islands and their impacts on life and circumstances in a world-renowned protected area. Sponsored by the Center for Galapagos Studies and the Institute for the Study of…

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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