Field science and
cultural exchange programs

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

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

our partners
  • United States Forest Service (USFS)
  • EARTH University
  • 1% for the Planet
  • National Commission on Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)
  • 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.