EPI's programs bridge cultural gaps, protect threatened species, and empower the next generation of conservation leaders, one student at a time. But these programs are just the seeds of positive change.
Real change takes time. We provide alumni with continued engagement opportunities through internships, workshops, collegiate scholarships, mentorship programs, and more, allowing deep change to take root and creating the conditions for lifelong growth.
EPI alumni report that our programs have a lasting impact on their education, careers, environmental dispositions, and behaviors. Even more critically, these programs also cultivate social awareness and leadership skills, allowing us to magnify those impact across the wider community, catalyzing deep, systematic change.
Opportunities and Resources
Our commitment to conserve and protect ecosystems doesn't stop when we finish a course, and we know our alumni feel the same way. Whether it's leading you to conservation jobs and internships, furthering your field education and research, funding your conservation project ideas, or connecting you to our expansive global network of alumni, we want to support you!
Don't miss our second annual alumni reunion in Pacuare Reserve, coming up in January 2024!
2024 Alumni Reunion
JANUARY 15 - 21
Our exclusive, discounted alumni volunteer trip is back after an incredible first year! Don't miss the chance to reconnect with fellow EPI alumni and staff while soaking
up all Pacuare Reserve has to offer.
Help Pacuare Reserve prepare for leatherback nesting season
Connect with fellow EPI alumni
Explore and learn about the surrounding rainforest
Find more details and the itinerary.
Enroll today to join us in the jungle! Click the button below and fill in the form as follows:
Questions? Contact our Alumni Coordinator Sierra at email@example.com.
2023 Alumni Leadership Award Winning Projects
Students for Environmental Education Development (SEED)
Cameron is on a mission to ensure all children in his community have equal access to environmental education.
"Through lessons in topics such as composting, I believe that SEED can provide each student we interact with a chance to discover their own passion for creating change, just as I was able to thanks to EPI," - Cameron (18).
Turning Trash into Treasure
Andrés is taking a community plastic cleanup one step further by repurposing the waste into tables!
"EPI has allowed me to make a change in sustainability issues. It has also allowed me to make a change in today's generation of young people.," - Andrés (16)
Beaver Dam Analogs
Jasper is ready to help restore the Virgil Phillips Farm area to its native wetland state using beaver biomimicry!
"I want to help make a change in my local ecosystem. I have
worked at a park in my area restoring the native wetlands, and this award will allow me to continue
restoration efforts." - Jasper (17)
EPI's First Two-Time Winner!
Sebastian is back for a second year in a row, bringing youth leadership and beach cleanups to the Galapagos Islands!
"I love the flora and fauna of Galapagos. It is a privilege
to live in this archipelago, which is why I work
every day for its conservation."