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Mary Jo Viederman Lindblad Expeditions (413) 549-3950 maryjov@expeditions.com

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New York, NY (August 15, 2005)— A new educational activity book series for kids launches this month, created by Archie Comics illustrator, Stan Goldberg, and inspired by his travels with Lindblad Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. In Fun and Games with Little Lin, the first book in the new educational adventure series, child explorer Little Lin discovers all aspects of the Galapagos Islands from strange animals like rare giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas to penguins, sea lions and lava formations. Her adventures teach her about the wonder of the natural world and activities in the book engage kids in subtle messages about taking care of the environment and becoming a Friend of Little Lin. The activity books will be distributed to all Lindblad families traveling to the Galapagos; Children comprise 11% of Lindblad’s annual fleet-wide travelers. The upcoming Spanish version will also be distributed to children in the Galapagos who are members of the local environmental club, Friends of the Tortoise, as well as participants of Lindblad’s Kids on Board program, which takes local school kids on an expedition of the islands.

Little Lin was created from Stan’s Goldberg’s own expedition to Galapagos. While immersed in Lindblad’s week-long expedition that unveils the unique animals and adaptive characteristics across the islands, Goldberg witnessed the way in which expedition travel and hands-on exploration incite curiosity and learning.

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Mary Jo Viederman Lindblad Expeditions (413) 549-3950 maryjov@expeditions.com

“Everywhere you look in the Galapagos, there is an opportunity to discover something fantastic,” exclaimed Goldberg. “For kids, this place is a living adventure story, and Little Lin is an extension of the natural curiosity that exists in kids, especially when they are discovering and exploring exotic places like the Galapagos. Her travels are likely to hook kids into the very best that travel has to offer – discovery,” he added.

Stan will travel through the Inside Passage from Southeast Alaska to British Columbia in early September to create the second of the Little Lin educational adventure series. In this region, Little Lin will encounter humpback whales, bald eagles, and retreating glaciers, searching for other activities and stories to bring to young travelers.

About Stan Goldberg

Stan Goldberg’s 55-year career as a comic book artist began in 1949, when he was 16 years old. He colored Marvel comics (then known as Timely Comics) in the 1950s and 60s, including some of the most famous Marvel superheroes and villains: Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and The Hulk. Stan’s illustration history includes: Archie Comics; Patsy Walker; Millie the Model; co-plotting humor stories with Stan Lee; Debbie, Scooter, and Binky; children’s story and activity books for various publishers; and magazine illustrations for National Lampoon, Child, Redbook, Seventeen, Ms., Working Woman, and others. “Those early days with Marvel were exciting times,” Stan said about the early years of his career. “Little did we know we were producing heroes and villains that would become the superstars of the industry. I look back on that time and find myself very fortunate to have been involved.” He is the recipient of the 1994 Comic Con Ink Pot Award.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions was founded in 1979 and operates a fleet of six ships in regions such as Galapagos, Antarctica, Arctic Norway, Alaska and Baja California, to name a few, with a focus on responsible tourism. The company has been the recipient of many environmental awards including the United Nations Environmental Programme Global 500 Award. For more information, visit: www.expeditions.com.

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For more information or a hard copy of Fun and Games with Little Lin, contact MJ Viederman, (413) 549-3950, maryjov@expeditions.com.

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