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International charity, the Galapagos Conservation Trust selected Hastings based design co-operative, wave to design and build three new online educational resources following a competitive pitch.bih3

The English and Spanish sites allow teachers around the world to use real case studies from Galapagos to teach students about the islands, their history and the conservation triumphs and challenges involved.

DiscoveringGalapagos.org.uk was the first site to be completed and is aimed at students between 7 and 14 and is linked to the schools curriculum. Following developments will see the site evolve to also include GCSE and A-Level resources.

Wave were invited to the sold out launch of the sites at a prestigious event at the Royal Geographical Society in London, along with conservationists, researchers, students and teachers. As part of the event, some of the attendees had the chance to pit their wits against the interactive quizzes and games as well as explore the teaching resources and educational animations.

Having previously worked on educational sites for clients including the British Antarctic Survey, wave were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Felix Lozano, digital project manager at wave said “our focus is to work with organisations that do good in the world, so working with a charity who is trying to conserve a really unique place on our planet was very rewarding for us. We were able to optimise their amazing images for use on all mobile devices and sites. You can view some of these images at GalapagosConservation.org.uk, the charities fundraising site that has seen an increase in donations received since its launch.”