Scientific American Frontiers
on the islands
cyber field trip
for students
for teachers
galapagos islands

Scientific American Frontiers
Fall 1990 to Spring 2000
Sponsored by GTE Corporation,
now a part of Verizon Communications Inc.

special expeditions
Destination: Galapagos Islands
Scientific American Frontiers invites you to join us on our expedition to the Galapagos Islands! Host Alan Alda, the Frontiers crew, scientists, and School Program ambassadors Sherri Steward and Mandy Williams took an exciting voyage to the Galapagos, December 6-12, 1998.

The cyber field trip is archived on this website. You can relive their adventures (and have one of your own) by exploring the site! Sherri and Mandy kept daily photo- and video-enhanced Expedition Journals and scientists answered visitors' questions. Plus, you can try your hand at species classification and DNA synthesis. Or, take part in our interactive experiments by collecting data from your local area and comparing it online to data from the Galapagos. You'll also find background information and lots of resources for additional information.

Educators: visit the special section for teachers on this site to learn how you and your students can use the Galapagos Islands cyber field trip.

. fun fact

During World War II, the island of Baltra was home to a U.S. Air Force base.