28 October 2014 - 18:00 - 1 Kensington Gore, London
Think you've discovered Galapagos? Think again!
We are pleased to announce the return of Galapagos Day this year after a two year break. In partnership with the Royal Geographic Society (RGS) we will be showcasing our exciting new interactive web-based resource Discovering Galapagos in a unique event format.
Attendees will embark on a one-of-a-kind journey of discovery around the prestigious RGS building travelling through special zones matched to aspects of the project. Exhibits will offer a range of material from digital interactive activities from the Discovering Galapagos website through to historical memorabilia from the Voyage of the Beagle. Members of the 1972 Cambridge and London Galapagos Islands Expedition (CALGIE) will be in attendance and an interesting display will demonstrate how far research techniques and technology have come over the past 40 years.
There will also be the opportunity to attend a suite of talks on a range of topics by experts in their field. Already on the line up are Dr Jason Ali, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, who will talk about his recent research exploring the role that sea level change has had on the biodiversity of Galapagos; Kelvin Boot, author, editor and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster (see page 20), who will discuss the importance of education for conservation both in Galapagos and on a global level; and David Gordon, Director of The Book Bus Foundation, who will speak of his recent work in Galapagos to improve child literacy rates and the upcoming joint project with GCT.
We hope to see as many of our members as possible at this event to join us in re-discovering Galapagos and the essential mix of science, education and culture that is essential for its sustainable future.
Tickets are priced at £20 when booking in advance, or £25 on the door.
For inquiries, please call our office on 020 7399 7440.