In 2012 Zegrahm cofounder, Jack Grove, led our annual journey to Las Islas Encantadas, Ultimate Galápagos. The trip was spectacular in every way, but Jack made a special connection with one of our passengers—10-year-old Ben Perez.
Ben had an incredible time learning about various marine life and all that the Galápagos Islands have to offer. A few months ago, he even wrote a play that takes place in the archipelago, for the Young Playwrights’ Theater. Out of over 850 entries, Ben’s play is one of 12 that will be acted out in Washington, D.C. on April 22. His play centers around a hero named ‘Jack’ who must save the giant Galápagos tortoises from extinction after a disastrous oil spill.
Jack’s opinion? “Getting to know Ben and having the opportunity to share such an amazing place with this young boy was almost as heart-warming as my return to the islands.”