Tuesday Explorers: The Galapagos Islands

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021
From 1:30pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time

Virtual Event

Contact: AARP Statewide

Join AARP Virginia and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual visit to the Galapagos Islands on March 23 at 1:30pm ET |12:30pm CT | 11:30am MT | 10:30amPT – AARP membership not required. 

Join AARP Virginia volunteers, members, and friends for our Tuesday Explorers post-lunch lecture. You're invited to Zoom to the Galapagos Islands with us, keep your brain active, and learn something new.  

Where the wild things are--the Galapagos Islands! 

A small cluster of islands about 600 miles of the coast of Ecuador holds some of the world’s most exotic, vulnerable, but cherished animals!  The Galapagos was the first site to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site and 97% of the islands' area is a National  Park. The islands were created by movements of tectonic plates and volcanos, some still active today. Meet the blue-footed boobies, marine monster iguanas, and Lonesome George, the poster child tortoise for endangered species. 

About our Guest Speaker: Bonnie Becker   

Enthralled at an early age by history and geography books, Bonnie Becker has been fortunate in her adult life to travel to many of the places that stirred her childhood imagination. She enjoys studying up on the destinations before a trip and following news from such places upon return. Beginning as a high school social studies teacher, she was with the Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Equity and Compliance for many years, serving as the Title IX coordinator. She also taught human relations for teachers for the University of Virginia during that time.  Now retired, she is currently teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages to adults through the Washington English Center.

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