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Ecology Project International (EPI) is one of 25 organizations worldwide that will be sharing funding of more than $367,500 of funding from Project for Awesome. Project for Awesome, or P4A, was launched by the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based philanthropic organization. Both were created by authors & brothers Hank and John Green, perhaps best known for their YouTube channel, “Vlogbrothers,” where the two have communicated through video blogs for more than a decade. Project for Awesome was launched in 2007 as a way for online creators and influencers to use their powers for good. Each December, the Green brothers and other online creators rally their community, known as Nerdfighters, to discuss, chat up, and donate to the fundraiser in order to “increase awesome,” and “decrease world suck.” Creators offer perks for donations from their followers—everything from a lifetime pass to Vidcon (now... Read More

Accolades, Alumni, Conservation, News from EPI



Last week, I experienced my first Ecology Project International course with an incredible group of middle school students from Deer Lodge, Montana. Deer Lodge is a typical rural Montana town—small, isolated, and consisting of a community who generally all know one another. Deer Lodge’s population is around 3,000 people, nearly a quarter of which live below the poverty line. The students on our course were no exception—most of them worked and fundraised for a year to pay for the already funder-supported local EPI course. The major industry in Deer Lodge is the state prison, and being so isolated, a large variety of career paths are not always visible to students growing up there. EPI’s Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology program provided this group of students a chance to not only visit Yellowstone National Park, with which they share the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but ... Read More

Accolades, Alumni, Conservation



What better time to celebrate great women in science than the present! This is the third installment of our series - read the first and second - and we're highlighting women in history who not only overcame impressive obstacles to be the first of their kinds but whose perseverance and work changed the status quo, creating wide-scale movements that improved the lives of countless people. The more we talk about these women and their accomplishments the more they become role models for all young, future scientists, but importantly, for young girls, 47% of whom don't know a woman in a STEM field. Through this series, we hope to show all aspiring young girls that you, too, can do great good in the world through science. That without these women, the world would be a poorer place. And that with more women in science, there is... Read More

Accolades, Science