About this site
   This website is one half of the the product assembled by freshmen college students as part of the Mission 2008 program at MIT. The other half of the product is a presentation made to a panel of experts.
   We have been working on this project since September 2004, both in small groups of 5 to 10, and in a larger groups. The structure of the class was remarkably freeform, and in most cases, we decided how the project would proceed by ourselves. This responsibility has been traditionally given to students in the Mission program. In past years, the class has focused on oil drilling in Alaska, and the Amazon rainforest.
   The presentation takes place December 2nd, 2004, at MIT; more information can be found at http://mit.edu/12.000/www/m2008/finalpresentation/. It is open to the public and will be webcast globally as well.
   You can find out more about the course "12.000: Solving Complex Problems" at the course website: http://mit.edu/12.000/
Thank You!
   Special thanks to the class staff, our UTFs, our TA, our sources, those who answered our questions, and whomever stocks the terrascope fridge with ice cream bars.
   The class is split into two sections: Las Tortugas and Las Iguanas. We are Las Tortugas; Las Iguanas can be found at: http://web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2008/teams/lasiguanas/
   Further, the Las Tortugas section was split into five teams for the first part of the course. The team websites are an excellent resource for more information and research pertaining to the Galapagos Islands. The team websites are linked below.
      Note: Valid MIT Certificates for the usergroup 'lastortugas' are required!
Photo Credits
   The pictures of beautiful underwater tortoises adorning our site were taken by Bob Kusik and his traveling companions on his trip to the Galapagos.
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