Field science and
cultural exchange programs

EPI Participant Seeks Change Locally and Abroad

“EPI has opened my eyes to the vastness of the world and the human impact upon it. It has shown me the problems of the world as well as the tools to fix it.”

read Raven's story

Costa Rica Student Strives for a Better Future

“Having now seen a leatherback that I had no knowledge of before, I don’t want to eat turtle eggs any more, and I would like to study marine biology or something related to the ocean.”

read Victor's story

EPI Student Becomes a High School Biology Teacher

“The most important thing EPI offers to Costa Rican students is the value of marine conservation and the importance of marine turtles. EPI is increasing the level of conservation knowledge in the youth of Costa Rica, with interest, passion, and support.”

read Alejandro's story

our partners
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • FUNDAR-Galápagos
  • United States Forest Service (USFS)
  • Sociedad de Historia Natural NIPARAJA A.C.
  • Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)

EPI is an education and student group travel non-profit dedicated to developing field science partnerships between local experts and high school students to address critical conservation issues worldwide.

Our student group travel programs engage youth from local communities and the United States in conservation as they learn how to conduct field science research and actively help protect threatened species and habitats.