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:
|Program||Service Learning Hours||Description|
|Galapagos Islands Ecology||25||Endemic tortoise monitoring, invasive species eradication, biodiversity monitoring|
|Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology||20-30||Leatherback sea turtle monitoring, nest excavations, beach clean-up, tropical forest restoration|
|Baja Whale Ecology||15||Whale and dolphin monitoring|
|Baja Island Ecology||25||Marine diversity census, habitat restoration|
|Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology||25||Wildlife monitoring, habitat restoration|