The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) is preparing to welcome the Galapagos community to its 2021 Open House to commemorate our 62 years of institutional life. The Open House will have limited capacity and will be in compliance with all the biosecurity measures that we must still maintain. The projects being carried out at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) will be presented at this event that will take place on July 27th at 8:00 AM. The objective is to create a space for interaction with the community to share our research results and scientific knowledge in a friendly and fun environment.
To attend the CDF Open House this year, you must register in advance using the following form: https://bit.ly/RegistroFCD. You must mark the time you would like to visit us and indicate the number of people who will be visiting.
We will have two visiting circuits, both including terrestrial and marine projects, where you will learn about science and applied research for the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. The displayed research projects will include:
Marine Invasive Species
Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Program
Terrestrial Invasive Species and Ecological Restoration
Galapagos Verde 2050
The Avian Vampire Fly
Natural History Collections (vertebrates)
The presentations will be given by the scientists that work on each project. At the end of the tour, visitors will be invited to the gifts tent , where, through interactive games, they will be able to win different prizes.
Members of the Shark-Ambassadors Science Club, which forms part of our Education and Community Outreach (ECO) Program, will also participate in the Open House with an interactive and educational stand.
From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, we will welcome each and every person who has registered through the https://bit.ly/RegistroFCD. This way we can guarantee that the activity will be carried out in a safe manner, without the crowds and under strict biosecurity protocols.