New Children’s Book From Darwin Foundation

Author Lies Vervloet/Charles Darwin Foundation

Posted May 7, 2013 on the Darwin Foundation’s Facebook Page:

“Last month the Charles Darwin Foundation launched an educational children’s book in both Kichwa and Spanish languages. The book is called “Sisa: Discovering the Cultural Diversity of Galapagos” and is an example of our important work in human systems and environmental education.

“In the book, Sisa, a local indigenous girl, tells us about her own culture, how she feels at home on the intercultural island of Santa Cruz and her love of the natural surroundings.

“The book is beautifully written by former CDF Human Systems scientist Lies Vervloet (pictured here alongside her masterpiece!) and creatively illustrated by Laura Rodríguez López who was one of a number of volunteers on the project. The book has been distributed locally and everyone seems to love it!

“Design and printing was possible thanks to the support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Lindbland/National Geographic Fund. This publication is part of a larger project financed by the Galapagos Conservancy.”