Secrets of the Galapagos Islands with Ellen Prager


Today we are talking with Ellen Prager a marine scientist and author that is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages!

Blue Footed Boobies - Galapagos
Blue Footed Boobies – Galapagos

If you’re one of the many people who has the Galapagos Islands on their must-visit list but it doesn’t seem realistic, Ellen may change your mind! She advises expedition ships for Celebrity Cruises and is very familiar with the area and its beauty.

You’ll learn about the unique animals of the Galapagos (everything from turtles to penguins) and the rules that visitors must follow.

Ellen believes it’s becoming more accessible to visit the Galapagos. This is great news, as you’ll likely want to visit even more after hearing this episode.


Ellen shares the story of how she came to work in marine science and then what led her to write books.

We also hear more about her exciting career which includes diving adventures, public speaking, consulting, and now working with Dawn’s saving wildlife program.

Kathy has also been involved with Dawn Helps Save Wildlife. You’ll learn why Dawn soap is used, and about some of the great work the program has done.

Galapagos Islands

To finish the show, Ellen talks about some simple things that you can do to teach children about conservation and encourage them to care for the planet!



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