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28/05/2020 Education and outreach

Discovering Galapagos Homeschooling Resources

We’re currently in a time where parents are required to be teachers, and children are learning everything at home, and we’re here to help with Discovering Galapagos.

Photograph of Beth Byrne

Beth Byrne

Former Communications & Marketing Officer at Galapagos Conservation Trust

We’re currently in a time where parents are required to be teachers, and children are learning everything at home, and we’re here to help. We believe that today’s students are tomorrow’s conservation ambassadors. Using Discovering Galapagos, you can help your children learn and deepen their understanding of the natural world and the conservation challenges we face. Especially at this challenging time when access to nature is limited. You can inspire and engage them with our free online homeschool resources and activities.

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What is Discovering Galapagos?

Discovering Galapagos is an educational resource available both in English and Spanish designed for use in the UK, Ecuador, and Galapagos. It was designed for teachers to deliver lessons with strong links to the UK science and geography curriculum. However, Discovering Galapagos is ideal as a highly relevant and reliable resource for homeschooling across KS2, KS3, KS4, and beyond. You can find out more about the Discovering Galapagos project here.

How does it work?

The Discovering Galapagos website has three different sections.

What other resources are available?

Storytelling is a fantastic way to engage people of all ages in science and conservation and can inspire them to be more environmentally conscious. That’s why we have launched a free six-part guided reading session for teachers, parents and carers based on Marti the Hammerhead Shark: A Galapagos Journey. Our Education Officer, Sarah, who is also an experienced teacher, has developed this fantastic set of reading materials. The downloadable pack will give you all the resources you need to teach, inspire and discuss Marti’s story with children. Download here.

There are also a lot of home resources that are not yet available on the Discovering Galapagos website, some of which have been created especially for you during lockdown.

How can I support Discovering Galapagos?

We’re currently working on improving our Discovering Galapagos platform with the launch of a new website soon and continually adding new resources. If you would like to support this work, please donate and help us continue to inspire future conservationists.

Alternatively, our species adoptions are a great way of finding out more information about a specific species whilst supporting crucial work to protect the Galapagos Islands. Check out our range of adoption species here.

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