Tropical Entomology in Ecuador and the Galápagos
This more-than-two-week short summer session, offered by UGA’s Department of Entomology, allows students to collect samples and photographs of tropical insects while exploring the jungle. Each morning and evening students will hike through various locations on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, a tropical country on the equator. The climate and location of the Galápagos Islands provides the perfect environment that led to the development of the Island’s vast and unique plant and animal life. Students of this program have the opportunity to observe a rare example of how biogeographic, evolutionary and ecological influences constituted the flora and fauna of this region.
As we landed back in Atlanta, I was filled with so many emotions of being both sad and happy at the same time. I was happy to be back home with Chick-fil-a and my own bed and shower, yet sad because I didn’t want to leave the new friends I made or the beautiful cities […]
Hello! For the last part of my trip, we headed to the Galapagos. We went to our first island, San Cristobal, which turned out to be my favorite island because I loved the balance of having the cute, little town with shops and restaurants along with beautiful beaches, and Kicker Rock. On the island, we […]
Hello again! For the last week of Ecuador, we had many activities to do. At our first day at Maquipucana Reserve and Ecolodge (a beautiful place located in the cloud forest of Ecuador that offers an ecotourism experience like no other) we hiked the Swamp Trail where we began our Entomology research. Our main assignment […]
It is safe to say that Ecuador is quite different from the United States in so many ways such as food, language, and just the simple ways of living. When we first got there and out of the airport, it was actually much cooler than I thought it was going to be as the temperature […]