Discovering Galapagos

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14Website

Galapagos is an isolated group of volcanic islands, situated 1,000km from the coast of Ecuador. Its unique wildlife has inspired scientists to form theories that have changed our understanding about life on Earth.

This website is a collaboration between the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the Royal Geographical Society. It aims to inspire and engage 7-14-year-old students in the sustainable development of Galapagos and the wider world. They can explore the islands’ fascinating history from volcanic origins to human settlement. They can also learn about the challenge of ensuring a sustainable future for these unique islands and find out about ground-breaking conservation projects happening now.

Each section of the website has teaching activities that may be used linearly, working through chapters one by one, or self-guided, empowering students to guide their own discovery. These all link to the Key Stage 2 and 3 Science or Geography curricula. There is also a ‘Connect’ menu where you can share your classwork, join in with competitions, get in touch with Ecuadorian schools or take part in Q&As with scientists.


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