25 SoF high school students traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos over spring break to learn about biodiversity and practice Spanish.
The group traveled to Quito, the Galapagos Islands of Santa Cruz, Isabella, and San Cristobal, and Otavalo, a village north of Quito.
Highlights of the trip included science experiments on the equator line, traveling to the Santa Cruz Highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat, two snorkeling trips, and a visit to an indigenous market.
Students observed a wide array of wildlife on the trip: giant tortoises, sea turtles, sharks, eels, rays, penguins, finches, marine iguanas, sea lions, and birds with blue feet!
The 2020 high school trip will be announced before the end of the school year. We are hoping to raise money to offer more financial assistance to students in need. If anyone has ideas, please reach out to Emily Birden [email protected]