Field science and
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A New Voice for Ocean Protection

“I feel more aware of nature and of all living things, and for me, it cleared up any doubts about what career I will choose.”

read Dulce's story

Alum Finds Calling in Costa Rica

“I haven’t met a local student who doesn’t see the world a little bit differently, after participating in an EPI program. For some, like me, it changes the course of a life.”

read Eleanor's story

A Fisherman Goes Green

“After my EPI course I think that I am more conscious of the environment. I look forward to participating in more educational projects in Loreto and passing on the new knowledge.”

read Omar's story

our partners
  • National Commission on Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)
  • United States Forest Service (USFS)
  • FUNDAR-Galápagos
  • 1% for the Planet
  • Oceanic Society

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.