The course is a four-credit, field-oriented course (e.g., the course satisfies the field biology requirement in EEB) and can be petitioned to meet an upper-level marine biology elective requirement. There is no charge for tuition in the course.
The classroom part of the course will be held on campus May 14-18. We will depart for Ecuador around May 20 and return on June 2. We may spend two or three extra days on the islands, pending student interest.
We will spend one night in Quito (on the way to Galápagos), one night in Guayaquil (on the way home from Galápagos), and eight days/seven nights in Galápagos aboard a boat that tours the islands.
The cost of the course is about $7,200. This includes tuition, all flights, hotels, boats, tours, transfers, park-entrance fees, most meals, and guides. The only things not included are souvenirs, tips, a few meals (e.g., in transit), and alcohol. We realize that this is a lot of money, but it is thousands cheaper than comparable tours of Galápagos offered by commercial companies. (Instructors do not receive salary for the course.)