Service-Learning Hours

EPI’s learning philosophy revolves around giving you first-hand experiences in conservation, field science, intercultural exchange and a whole lot more. While you’re at it, why not help out with important projects as well?

Each of EPI’s programs incorporates service learning as a core component of the time spent on-course. Though it certainly won’t feel like “service” when you’re measuring a sea turtle’s carapace on a Costa Rican beach, snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, or assisting with a tropical reforestation project, the work that you do on course will provide invaluable contributions to EPI’s research partners and to international conservation efforts as a whole.

At the completion of each program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion verifying the number of service hours completed. At your request, we are happy to also provide a verification letter of the following service hours to you or your school after completion of one of our field ecology programs:

ProgramService Learning HoursDescription
Galapagos Islands Ecology25Endemic tortoise monitoring, invasive species eradication, biodiversity monitoring
Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology20-30Leatherback sea turtle monitoring, nest excavations, beach clean-up, tropical forest restoration
Baja Whale Ecology15Whale and dolphin monitoring
Baja Island Ecology25Marine diversity census, habitat restoration
Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology25Wildlife monitoring, habitat restoration

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