Mission: Ecology Project International improves and inspires science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships.
Results: Over the last 16 years, EPI has involved more than 28,000 students and teachers worldwide in conservation and science education at our five field sites. Of these participants, more than 89% were local residents that live near our project sites and received scholarship funds to participate.
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, 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.