People passionate about nature

The Galapagos: Darwin’s Inspiration - A Place That Time Left Behind

Presenter: 

Jerry Ameis, Nature Manitoba Member, Avid Traveler and Canoeist

Date: 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (Pauline-Boutal Theatre), 340 Provencher Blvd

Admission: 

$5 for members (non-member rate $10)

Considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing, the Galapagos Islands can also be described as a world out of time. This presentation will showcase the ancient archipelago through a camera lens. See the earth as it was years ago, covered with lava, volcanic formations, and incredible wildlife such as the giant land tortoise, marine iguanas, sea lions, and more. This great biodiversity inspired Darwin's theory of evolution almost 200 years ago.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are steeped in geopolitical and natural history. Today, Galapagueños seek to conserve its resources and preserve the ecosystem. The presentation will also touch on the Islands’ sustainable energy philosophy and technology, as they primarily rely on wind and solar.