Although the islands are surrounded by beaches, there are a limited number of healthy, organized activities in which kids or teenagers can become involved. The lack of positive and structured physical outlets can lead to boredom, obesity, and reckless behavior. Organized athletics are a good way to distract oneself, good way to prevent illnesses and keep a healthy mind. To improve the situation, Galapagos ICE worked with the Municipal Government’s after school sports program, which includes indoor and outdoor soccer, frisbee, basketball, swimming, and track and field.
The Municipal Government also has programs that include: painting, art with recycled material, music, dance, and theater.