Galapagos Day

Event Date: 
25 Oct 2017 - 18:00
Type: 
Other Events

Galapagos Day

Location: Royal Geographical Society (1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR)

Date and time: Wednesday 25 October 18.00-22.00

Tickets: £30 (Students £15)

Whilst the Galapagos Islands are one of the most unique, scientifically important, biologically inspiring places on Earth, the Archipelago is not resistant to the pressures of human development. From the wonders of whale sharks to the perils of plastics, how do we inspire future conservationists to protect our blue planet?

Join us to listen to Liz Bonnin, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Galapagos’, as she shares her unique experiences exploring the depths of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and her work inspiring future generations of scientists. In addition, find out how GCT is engaging the stewards of Galapagos, including the local community and the travel industry through sustainable living and tourism. 

Finally, from oceanographers and climate scientists to behavioural psychologists and contemporary archaeologists, our expert panel, chaired by Liz Bonnin, will be discussing the following key questions: 

  • How does plastic pollution affect our planet at the micro and macro level?
  • How can society change to combat the plastic pollution problem?
  • Can there ever be a plastic free Galapagos?

In addition to the exciting talks, we will have the amazing winners of our 2017 Galapagos photography competition on display, as well as a photography exhibition from Falmouth University. We hope you can join us on what promises to be an inspiring and insightful evening!

Physical raffle tickets will also be available on the night for a chance to win a 5-day cruise for two around Galapagos and £1000 each towards flights. 

So join us on 25 October to hear about our crucial work to preserve these iconic Islands and to honour one of our founding trustees, Nigel Sitwell who sadly passed away earlier this year. All proceeds from this event will go directly towards funding our projects, which you can read more about here.