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Paradise versus Reality: One Family's Experiences Living on a Galapagos Island

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February 15, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Brown Bag Lecture: Feb. 21, 2017, noon - 1 pm  
Speaker: Alison Roberts-Zschoke and Arnd Zschoke
Topic: Paradise versus Reality: One Family's Experiences Living on a Galapagos Island 

The Galapagos Islands, awarded the distinction of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, are world renowned for their unique flora and fauna. The islands draw thousands of tourists every year with promises of close encounters with wildlife and surreal landscapes. While the natural beauty of the archipelago can hardly be disputed, a growing population dependent on tourism makes conservation a difficult task.

This presentation will give an introduction to the Galapagos Islands and discuss how tourism and conservation are negotiated and manipulated by the local population. Using photos from their six-month stay in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, the presentors hope to shed some light on everyday life on these "enchanted islands" in the Pacific.

Alison Roberts-Zschocke has worked in different areas of international education. Having lived abroad for a number of years, she has taken on diverse roles such as  ESL instructor, workshop facilitator, translator and cultural liaison. Arnd Zschocke specializes in organic and fair trade certification. He has managed a certification body and worked as an inspector and consultant.

The Penticton Museum will be hosting another popular series of Brown Bag Lectures every Tuesday from noon - 1pm in the Fall and Spring. Anyone wanting to spice up their lunch hour with interesting presentations and discussions on a variety of heritage and culture topics are encouraged to come to the museum auditorium and enjoy some great brain food.

Presentations are in the Museum Auditorium (785 Main St) and include coffee, tea and confections.
Admission is by donation.
Suggested donation is $2 for adults, $1 for children

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