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Audubon program to focus on the Galapagos Islands

By Staff | Nov 4, 2016

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for November will feature a presentation entitled “The Galapagos Islands: Challenges and Triumphs of Conservation.”

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville. Admission will be free. The speaker will be Bridget Tinsley, who spent the summer of 206 working in the islands. She will provide a brief history of the islands, and describe the contemporary context of conservation efforts there.

The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

They are located about 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, and are administered by that nation.

The islands contain a wide variety of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited there in 1835, and his observations played a major role in his development of his theory of natural selection. The islands have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.

For more information go to www.potomacaudubon. org or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon. org or 703-303-1026.