High School Adventures

Amazon + Galápagos Eco Adventure

Giant tortoises, rainforests, monkeys, parrots, volcanoes, sea lions, blue-footed boobies – oh my! An unforgettable experience in the world’s most biodiverse classroom.

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Adventurous days searching for extremely cool animals

  • Venture to the heart of the Amazon rainforest to research wildlife from treetop observation stations and connect with researchers from all over the world.
  • Trek past waterfalls to a remote station nestled in the cloud forest high in Andes Mountains to conduct biological surveys that track Andean bears, jaguars and tapirs using specialty equipment.
  • Explore the one-of-a-kind species of the Galápagos Islands and collect data to support conservation efforts.
  • Snorkel past volcanic islands and search for sea turtles in deep blue water.
  • Take in historic downtown Quito, stroll the open air markets and soak in the rich culture.
PROGRAM DATES COST AVAILABILITY
June 21 - July 10, 2021 $6,880 Available Enroll Now
July 14 - August 2, 2021 $6,880 Available Enroll Now
“The instructors on this trip balanced fun with academics to the point where each complemented each other. The academic aspect allowed us, as students, to apply what we learn to the environment around us by creating an immersive experience. All in all, Broadreach has found the formula to making learning stick with young adults, and I highly recommend Broadreach to anyone wanting to have a fun time or experience different walks of life.” Connor, high school alumnus

This Galapagos high school program offers:

3

Credits Available

15

Service Hours

Three natural science credits available through Lesley University.

Course description: This course explores tropical ecosystems and the ecological foundations of the rich biodiversity of these regions. Coursework includes studying animal and plant biodiversity as well as cultural approaches to conservation. Interactive projects, academic classes, discussions with local stakeholders and hands-on field research.

Course objectives: 

  • Effectively communicate the principles of conservation biology and recognize these principles within Ecuadorian ecosystems.
  • Describe the biochemical nature of, potential threats to and benefits of of the environment and the connections among the Andean, Amazonian and Galápagos ecosystems.
  • Explain and understand why threats to Ecuadorian resources are difficult to control politically and environmentally, as well as in a historical context.
  • Perform and understand standard monitoring methods.

5 hours of service learning through projects that may include data collection for research projects and conservation projects.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old to participate.
  • Completed Intro to Biology or equivalent experience.