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At EPI, we love science teachers, and we think you don’t get nearly enough credit for the amazing work you do. Think about it. You’re responsible for teaching students how to think critically through science education. You connect them to an entire field of knowledge, to new studies, and emerging research. And you inspire them to become doctors, engineers, conservation and marine biologists, or maybe even, you guessed it, science teachers! It’s like the circle of life… So for you, science teachers, EPI has put together a list of the most incredible professional development opportunities with nonprofit organizations around the country, and beyond – summer institutes, trainings, workshops, conferences, and more. Want to build your Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum? Work directly with scientists on the cutting edge of their field? Collaborate with other amazing science... Read More

Education, Professional Development, Science, Travel

EPI was born from the powerful collision of science and education. We’ve come a long way, and our foundational belief has stayed the same: Real change can happen when people interact with nature. However, the opportunity to practice hands-on science and see a future in a science-based field is not shared equally among young boys and girls. Just a few decades ago, it was a rare sight to see a woman working in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Today, while more common, women are still outnumbered 3 to 1 by their male counterparts. What we know is that social and environmental factors shape young girls’ achievements and interest in their fields, often presenting obstacles to women’s long-term success in STEM. We also know that at EPI we have the opportunity to help young girls overcome some of these obstacles. We believe that science, conservation, and... Read More

Education, News from EPI, Nonprofit, Science

By Maddie Cole The benefits of outdoor education are extensive and well-documented. Learning outdoors improves academic performance, health, and childhood development. It can also instill a sense of civic responsibility and empathy and build ties within the community. Finally, getting outside is fun! Students who venture outside during class time cherish these opportunities and remember this part of their education fondly. We’ve put together a compilation of fun and educational ideas for you to get your students into the fresh air. We’ve tried to include something for everyone – we have ideas for science teachers, humanities teachers, and even art teachers! And these ideas aren’t just for the fall and spring – help stave off cabin fever and try some of our ideas for getting your students outside in the wintertime! ART & EXPRESSION 1. Train the next generation of nature photographers and photojournalists. Give... Read More

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