The Galapagos Islands are considered a “living museum and showcase of evolution”. The Galapagos Islands are unique because they are the center of three major ocean currents, which have allowed for flora and fauna in contrasting environments to flourish and attract unique species to the area.
Global Eco Adventures President Tom Mullikin has been teaching and conducting research on a changing climate and the islands’ unique environment and fragile ecosystems.
Tom is an adjunct professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Galapagos Islands Campus on San Cristobal and just finished teaching a course on climate change to undergraduate students. During the course, the students heard from climate and messaging experts from Washington D.C., Major General of South Carolina National Guard, local residents, and Galapagos National Park experts. Through excursions to Kicker Rock, the Highlands and different beaches around the island of San Cristobal they were able to examine the robust wildlife, while learning about the severe effects that climate change may have on the area.
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