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Galapagos: Zoology and Medicine

This opportunity will allow NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) students to experience a unique, equatorial archipelago and much of its natural history and cultural offerings. The Galápagos Science Center (GSC) will serve as the base of operations. Dr. Gregory Lewbart, who has worked at the facility four separate times, will be the program leader and guide. Local and visiting scientists will assist him. Lectures, laboratory sessions, and learning excursions will cover a wide variety of zoological and medical topics dealing with native invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals. There will be an emphasis on aquatic species and students will be required to complete a paper on a topic pertinent to the experience.

The NC State team will work closely with the staff of the Galápagos Science Center (GSC) and the Galápagos National Park (PNG). The GSC, under the leadership of Drs. Carlos Mena and Steve Walsh, will make all travel, lodging, and board arrangements during our stays in Guayaquil and in the Galápagos. Here is a link to the GSC, a partnership initiative, between the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the University of San Francisco in Quito (USFQ):