Geneseo's Galapagos Expedition
May 2011

NEWS - We currently (May 4) have 8 students who have informed us that they are going. That leaves just 6 spots left!

Drs. Gregg Hartvigsen and Sid Bosch are leading a group of students to the Galapagos. This three-credit class (Biology 314) serves as a 300-level elective AND a lab course. The trip is currently planned to last 12 days with 8 days taking place in the Galapagos and two days in Quito (and two days traveling). We will leave just after the May 2011 commencement. Please direct questions to either of us.

On the Galapagos students will spend most of the days doing a combination of snorkeling and hiking. Evenings will involve student presentations on the next day's activities. Meals will be mostly on the boat while in the Galapagos. We hope also to make a trip to a tropical rain forest outside of Quito. In preparation we will meet weekly for six week prior to departure. There will be a written, take-home exam upon returning to the USA.

At this point (4-29-10) we are hoping to take 14 students. To ensure the reservation of our boat we need a $500 deposit by May 10, 2010. The check should be made out to "CAS - Study Abroad."

We are working through the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office, with logistical support from Pack, Paddle, Ski and Surtrek (in Ecuador).

Photos from April 2010 trip by co-organizers

Nature Issue focusing on Darwin

Flyer Handout (from April 29, 2010 meeting)

Vaccinations? See the CDC website on travel to Ecuador.