Michael Fairchild Photography

Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

30 minute audio-visual and workshops, Grades 2-12

The Galapagos Islands are strange and unforgettable, a peaceable kingdom where a sense of wonder and discovery prevails at this miracle of life. In 1835, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands. His detailed observations about life on these rugged shores lead him to a coherent view of how all living creatures may have evolved in their struggle for survival. This high definition video, created with still photographs, was created during 3 trips to this volcanic archipelago, starting in 1982. I ran a photographic workshop there on board the "Evolution" in 2007 with International Expeditions. Through intimate portraits of giant tortoises, lizards, marine iguanas, sea lions, and many species of birds, the concept of evolution emerges. This program can be especially effective for classes that have been given an introduction to evolution and natural selection. Cost $500 per day.

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