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CYBER FIELD TRIP

Expedition Journals


Educator Sherri Steward and student Mandy Williams explored the Galapagos Islands while the Frontiers crew taped Voyage to the Galapagos, a science special that aired on October 5, 1999, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. Read their photo- and video-enhanced Expedition Journals:

Day 1: Mandy and Sherri visit Santa Cruz.
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Day 2: A visit to Hood Island to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards and blue-footed boobies.
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Day 3: Mandy and Sherri visit Floreana and Punta Cormorant to see sea lions and cormorants, and do some snorkling.
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Day 4: Mandy stays on the boat and Sherri visits Isabela and Fernandina to witness the "South American Conference of Marine Iguanas."
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Day 5: Finally...the long-awaited visit to the Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz to see the giant, amazing Galapagos tortoises.
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Day 6: Mandy and Sherri explore an area of Tower Island that is off-limits to tourists and meet up with scientists Martin Wikelski and David Anderson.
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Day 7: On the last day of the cyber field trip, Mandy and Sherri hike Bartolome, snorkle with a sea lion, introduce the crew and visit with Martin Wikelski.
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