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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



From the central highlands of Quito, across the Andes Mountains, down into Ecuador's Amazon basin, a group of teen volunteers from Oakland, California, ventured into the heart of South America. They traveled with a purpose: to experience the fascinating reality of being a field scientist and see if they have what it takes to be one. These young leaders make up a group at the Oakland Zoo called Teen Wild Guides that dedicates its time to teaching the public about animals and conservation. Each summer, the group chooses a program to get involved in, looking to have fun but also to advance their educational and career pursuits.  While educating the public and shadowing keepers at the zoo can be educational, the teens needed to take a bigger leap into conservation and wanted to experience the process of doing research in the field on wild animals -... Read More

Conservation, Science, Travel



Wondering what in the world you’ll need for your adventure travel and field science trip? While our program-specific packing lists name the must-have items you’ll need for travel and field science, our staff of seasoned travel experts and outdoor enthusiasts give you their insights into the most important things to bring on any adventure. CARLA As a Costa Rican, Carla is all-knowing when it comes to humidity. She's also an experienced backpacker, taking on trails in the rainforest, southern Appalachia, and the northern Rockies. Definitely follow her tips to stay dry and comfortable.   Baby powder is a great way to feel dry, especially in places you wouldn’t think of, such as around your neck. It also works to get rid of that sticky beach sand on your feet. Humidity can cause extra friction between your legs when walking, creating a... Read More

How To, Travel