Alumni College Abroad Galapagos
Galapagos: In the Footsteps of Evolution
With Rachel Merz, Professor of Biology
October 11–20, 2014
Discover a painter’s palate of colors splashed over a landscape of craters, cones, rock formations, lava fields and its inhabitants – iguanas, birds, sea lions, crabs, tortoises and penguins. Set sail to the legendary Islands of the Galapagos, the land that Charles Darwin visited aboard the HMS Beagle. His zoological and geological discoveries on that voyage formed the basis of his theories on evolution and will form the basis of a wildlife adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
Travel with Swarthmore Biology Professor Rachel Ann Merz, alumni and friends on this special adventure, as our motorized yacht drops anchor at different islands each day. Hike, snorkel and swim in the midst of some of our planet’s most captivating wildlife, who are not intimidated by your presence, as we explore the history, biology and wildlife of the Galapagos.