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Costa Rica is breathtaking in its biodiversity. Rainforests drip with clicking invertebrates, and seas teem with swirling fish. Costa Rica has shores on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, and with the rainforest in between, it's no wonder the country vibrates with such incredible flora and fauna. Here, you'll find six species of felines, four species of primates, and five of the remaining seven species of sea turtles, including the distinguished baulas. Baula is the term Central Americans use to describe leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Between the months of March and July, female baulas can be found struggling up the beaches on the Caribbean shores of Costa Rica. Agile in the water, they labor in the sand to follow an ancient path out of the ocean. Under the cover of night, they ... Read More

Alumni, Conservation, Education, Nature, Nonprofit, Professional Development, Science, Travel

Guest Blog by Emily Adams Emily Adams, a teacher from Colorado, lost her beloved friend Laura McDermott in a tragic accident several years ago. Because Laura was a lover of adventure, Emily organized an annual fundraiser in her memory with proceeds to be donated to EPI. Specifically, funds from a live event and an online campaign provide young people the opportunity to have an unforgettable educational experience with EPI in Yellowstone National Park.   Memorial Cornhole Tournament Saturday, October 13 in Denver, Colorado According to Denver police, in 2012 there were 6,678 hit and run accidents. Of those, 12 people were killed. And of those 12, one was our dear friend Laura McDermott. On September 23, 2012 the world lost a beautiful and inspiring woman. Laura’s zest for life inspired us to turn our loss into a celebration of her life. In 2013, we hosted our first annual Memorial Corn-hole Tournament. Laura’s fun... Read More

Events, Nonprofit

Dear Friends of EPI, Greetings from the coastal rainforest of Pacuare Reserve. We arrived with EPI supporters Sharon and Dick Barrett, who delivered turtle tags for the coming months. And we had the chance to use them! Our first night on patrol we witnessed a nesting leatherback female hauling herself to shore. These tags go into the back flippers of the nesting female so we can track an individual’s movement and nesting patterns. It’s an important part of the work of our students and visitors to Pacuare Reserve. Dick and Sharon have traveled with us to Mexico and Galapagos; they’ve made friends with our staff, helped us preserve species, and been financial supporters as well. Thanks Dick and Sharon! As we wrap up the STEM4Good campaign, I reflect on the good fortune to be here with many aspiring female scientists. Rocio our lead... Read More

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