Marti the Hammerhead Shark: A Galapagos Journey
We have developed an educational storybook which we are planning to distribute to school children in Galapagos – and we need your help!
The storybook offers a fun, engaging and informative way for children to gain awareness of the issues facing the Islands, and to connect with the science taking place to conserve them. In the storybook, we join Marti, a scalloped hammerhead shark, on her first migration from her nursery in the mangroves of San Cristobal island, Galapagos, to Cocos Island, Costa Rica. During her journey, Marti has to navigate the dangers posed to marine life, meeting friends along the way as well as the scientists that are working to protect her migration route.
Using story-telling we can engage children with marine conservation from a young age.
We believe that by doing so, conservation efforts amongst future generations will be encouraged. It is estimated that over 90% of children in Galapagos have never been “out” into the Galapagos National Park, which covers 97% of the Islands. We believe that by getting children engaged in conservation efforts from a young age, we can help ensure the protection of marine life in the region for generations to come. This project is part of our Galapagos Ocean Outreach Programme, which aims to connect young people in Galapagos with the ocean through story-telling and hands-on experiences in nature.
Will you help us to make the storybook project a success?
Our crowdfunder campaign is now closed – thank you to everyone who donated to it! To support the project, you can preorder a copy of the book here.
We believe that this project will prove to be crucially important in supporting the long-term protection of marine wildlife in and around the Galapagos Islands. Any donations will help us towards our goal of delivering books to 1000 children in Galapagos!
Thank you for your support!