Santa Cruz community attends Charles Darwin Research Station’s Open House

Anne Guezou of the Turtles in Motion Program exhibiting. Photo: Juan Manuel García, CDF

The Charles Darwin Foundation's (CDF) 62nd anniversary Open House was a total success. Approximately 500 people visited the Research Station's facilities to learn more about the ongoing projects that contribute to the Galapagos conservation.

Explanation of the Marine Invasive Species Program. Photo: Juan Manuel García, CDF
Explanation of the Marine Invasive Species Program. Photo: Juan Manuel García, CDF


Between games and dynamic explanations, visitors learned about our scientific research in both marine and terrestrial spheres.

Our scientists shared their knowledge with visitors. Photo: Juan Manuel García, CDF.
Our scientists shared their knowledge with visitors. Photo: Juan Manuel García, CDF.


The tour of the CDRS was also shared virtually through Facebook live to reach each of our followers who for some reason could not visit us in person.


Visitors were pleased with the work that CDF has been carrying out for more than 62 years, with a mission to provide knowledge and support through scientific research and complementary actions to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity of the Galapagos Archipelago.

In addition to public institutions, tourists and the community also visited the Open House some local schools and colleges. Photo: Johanna Villacís.
In addition to public institutions, tourists and the community also visited the Open House some local schools and colleges. Photo: Johanna Villacís.

Relive the best moments of the Open House here

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