Nature Essays

The Galapagos

North Seymour Island of the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are volcanic in origin, but each one is in a different stage of its evolution and erosion. These volcanoes have created what is now Ecuador's Galapagos.

In fourth grade science, Brooklyn students learned about the Galapagos Islands. The islands were magical. The birds were special and some were unique to these islands. The students learned of other wildlife too: animals and reptiles that were not afraid of humans. They didn't crawl or run to hide, and birds didn’t fly away. Who would be fortunate enough to visit this land, this land of the unusual, where only scientists visit?

It is a special place, a place where a young girl from Brooklyn in that fourth grade classroom, could only dream of seeing. "Some day......." It's the motivation that's keeps us striving, in the hope that the wonders of the world could be witnessed first hand.

The Galapagos Islands is such a destination.