• August 5, 2016

    Treasure Islands! From Pirates to UNESCO »

    When we say that something is near or far, we usually do so in comparison to other things or other points of reference. When it comes to locating areas of land or sea, the science that places them on maps, called cartography, has been very useful to guide people on their travels. When it comes read more

  • July 15, 2016

    Volcanoes: The hidden fire »

    Can you imagine being able to say you’ve walked on fire? In some areas of the planet with volcanic activity, we can see the heat under our feet and the characteristic rock that accompanies these great mountains of lava. We can also find hot spots. Under our feet lies a hidden fire. In Galapagos we read more

  • October 6, 2014

    Thor Heyerdahl’s 100th Birthday »

    Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) was a Norwegian explorer, author and adventurer. While living in the Marquesas Archipelago, he came up with the controversial idea that Polynesia could have been populated from South America rather than Asia. He then spent most of his life gaining evidence for this theory. Heyerdahl became most notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition read more

    Galapagos People: Thor Heyerdahl