Introduction to the Website
May 2008
Hello, my name is Kellie Woodson, and I am a an eighth grade science teacher in New York City. †I am also a Masters Candidate in Science Education at New York University. †As part of my course work at N.Y.U, I completed an independent study project that involved documenting my expedition of the Galapagos Islands in this website.
I travelled to the Galapagos Islands as part of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Math Educationís (ICRSME) 12th annual conference held in Quito, Ecuador. †Five days before attending the conference with a group of †professors from around the world, we †decided to go an expedition of the Galapagos Islands. †Listed below are all who participated with me on our expedition of the Galapagos: †
Kellie Woodson, Institute for Collaborative Education, New York, New York † † † † † †
Dr. Pamela Fraser-Abder, New York University, New York, New York † † †
Dr. Gabriela Jonas - Ahrend, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany † † † †
Dr. Dennis Showers, State University of New York at Geneseo , Geneseo, New York † † †
Dr. Bonnie Shapiro University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Canada †
Ulrich Ahrend, Dortmund, Germany † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
The Galapagos islands sit 625 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. †During our 4 day expedition we visited 8 islands and experienced the habitats of the endemic species first studied by Charles Darwin.
This website will allow visitors to experience our Galapagos expedition firsthand. †The site provides visitors with information on the ICRSME conference, the sites we visited while in Quito, Ecuador, and daily experiences of our Galapagos expedition. †The site also contains detailed information about all of the endemic species we were able to capture photo and video of as we toured each of the islands in the Galapagos. †The islands we visited during our Galapagos expedition are listed below: †
San Cristobal Island, Hood Island, Floreana Island, Fernandina Island, Isla Isabela, Santa Cruz Island, and Baltra Island