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Ecology Project International

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Causes: Animals, Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: Ecology Project International improves and inspires science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships.

Results: EPI is a conservation education organization that involves both local and visiting students in science-based field programs at 6 field sites across the U.S. and Latin America. EPI works in Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Belize, Hawaii and in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The premise of our mission is to involve locals in conservation efforts in order to make a bigger and more sustainable impact in the communities where we work. Your support helps us provide scholarships to underserved youth who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to participate in our programs.

Target demographics: High school students, ages 14-18, with special emphasis on youth that reside near our program sites.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,900

Geographic areas served: Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Hawaii and Montana

Programs: EPI inspires and improves science education efforts worldwide through field-based student-science partnerships. By engaging youth from Latin America and the U.S. in hands-on collaborative science and conservation projects that protect species and habitat in five countries, EPI bridges the gap between cultures and empowers the next generation of conservation leaders. We make a difference in the world one student at a time, fostering personal transformation of our students as they reconnect with the land and each other through our projects. EPI's vision is to create an ecologically literate society where the world's youth are empowered to take an active role in conservation.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with and for EPI for many years and couldn't be more impressed by the work they do and their dedication to getting students from around the world involved in conservation. Great work all around.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a biologist and a high school teacher I have found that Ecology Project International (EPI) complement much of what I teach inside the classroom. The trips I have organized with them have helped me provide my students with experiences and expose them to activities that are almost impossible to do during a normal academic year. Their curriculum is intensive, well designed and balanced between field work and class time. Their locations offer access to (natural) resources ideal for science oriented and conservation activities. The professionalism of the instructors cannot be questioned.