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Continuing Darwin’s Legacy

Two hundred years later, Carolina continues Charles Darwin’s legacy in the Galápagos.

Two hundred years later, Carolina continues Charles Darwin’s legacy in the Galápagos.

In 1835, 22-year-old Charles Darwin arrived on the coast of San Cristóbal, an island in the Galápagos archipelago. Exploring the environmental diversity inherent in the islands, Darwin began to question generally accepted truths about life and natural science — and would go on to revolutionize the way we understand our world and our place in it.

Today, the Galápagos Science Center (GSC) carries on that legacy of curiosity and discovery. Mere steps from where Darwin’s Beagle first made landfall, this joint effort between UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador remains the epicenter of new exploration and discovery.

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