Inspiring Future Conservation Leaders

Over the next five years, Gálapagos Conservancy will complement its work in formal education through investments in extracurricular activities that develop a deep connection between young people and the natural environment, while helping them to broaden their understanding of local and global conservation and sustainability issues and providing opportunities to develop leadership skills from mentors and through service-learning projects in the community.

  • Project Vision

    Reinforce existing extracurricular nature initiatives. Connect students and local, national, and international leaders. Create synergies between after school and school learning. Build skills, knowledge, and connections to place.

Why it Matters

Investing in Experiential Learning

Teacher Seminar © Diego Añazco Lalama / Buró, Comunicación Integral

Leadership Seminar Series

Galápagos Conservancy’s Leadership Seminar Series will connect all 1,500 high school students in the Islands with local, national, and international leaders in science, conservation, education, public policy, sustainable business, and public service through a series of virtual seminars focused on relevant sustainability themes identified by student leaders.

Extracurriculars

In conjunction with local partners, the Future Leaders Program will foster extracurricular activities such as more personalized interaction with seminar presenters and other local leaders, access to seed funding for sustainability-focused service projects, mentoring by professionals in areas of specific interest, and participation in virtual and in-person events offered by other organizations that connect youth leaders from around the world.

Experiential Learning

Galápagos Conservancy will help strengthen existing and emerging extracurricular nature activities, such as scuba and sailing that provide meaningful ways to connect young people with the natural environment, foster self-confidence, teamwork, and communication skills, and serve as platforms for hands on learning about practical applications of math and science.

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