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Inspiring young leaders in
Baja, Mexico

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Baja
Season Highlights

The Gulf of California is home to 39% of the world's marine mammal species. The sea supports Mexico's most important fishery and the coastline is vital habitat for migrating species of birds.

But the communities of Baja, much like the desert that surrounds them, are particularly susceptible to environmental degradation. Demands on freshwater, unbridled touristic development, and other issues threaten the delicate balance of these systems.

In Baja, EPI addresses these issues at their root, by engaging young people in educational programming and activities that focus on science, conservation, and sustainability. We're building a better tomorrow, with better education today.

Beyond 

the Fieldwork

Life-changing experiences in the field are continued at the EPI Mexico campus in La Paz - a lively place where weekly gatherings, talks, and workshops are organized with neighboring schools and community members. Youth tackle sustainability issues affecting La Paz such as climate change and water and waste management, raising awareness on all levels.

 

Our youth-led Californios Verdes Eco Club meets on a regular basis to plan and coordinate conservation projects that hone their leadership skills while engaging their peers, community members, and scientists. 

Meet some of our alumni and the wildlife they're working to protect.

Support 
Baja Students

Outdoor Learning

Learning at EPI happens outside of the classroom walls using journals, art supplies, and whiteboards.

Safety Supplies

Safety comes first on all EPI programs, and our first aid supplies require constant replenishment.

Feeding the Field

We share meals outdoors to reconnect students to the outdoors in a way only camping can.

Research & Technology

From crunching numbers to tracking data, our technology takes a beating under the Baja sun.

Sleeping Outdoors

Tents provide safe and comfortable shelter that keep students unplugged & immersed in Baja.

Sun Shades & Shelters

In Baja, we learn outdoors, and our Palapa classroom protects us from the intense Baja sun.

Take the first step in engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.

Your Gift is
Matched!

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EPI's Baja Ecology field-based programs immerse participants in the sights, sounds, and conditions of the locations where they're studying. Groups sleep, eat, and study outdoors, meaning they’re subject to the changing weather of the Gulf of California, and so is the equipment they use. 

 

Your contributions to the Baja program's Fuel the Field wishlist ensures we have the equipment needed to keep students safe and comfortable while they enjoy place-based education and hands-on research!

Check out our wishlist items to see how you can make a meaningful contribution to each participant’s experience.

Outdoor Learning

Learning at EPI happens outside of the classroom walls using journals, art supplies, and whiteboards.

Safety Supplies

Safety comes first on all EPI programs, and our first aid supplies require constant replenishment.

Sleeping Outdoors

Tents provide safe and comfortable shelter that keep students unplugged & immersed in Baja.

Feeding the Field

We share meals outdoors to reconnect students to the outdoors in a way only camping can.

Research & Technology

From crunching numbers to tracking data, our technology takes a beating under the Baja sun.

Sun Shades & Shelters

In Baja, we learn outdoors, and our Palapa classroom protects us from the intense Baja sun.

I want to fundraise for this!

RESEARCH PARTNERS

Alianza Deplastifícate 

CERCA A.C. 

CONANP 

Enseña por México 

FANLAP A.C. 

Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias A.C. PANGAS 

Prescott College A.C. 

Ponguinguiola A.C. 

ProJuventudes 

Red Turismo Sustentable A.C. 

San Diego Natural History Museum 

SerVers MX 

Sociedad de Historia Natural 

Niparajá 

Tiburón Ballena México

FUNDERS

Alumbra Innovations Foundation 

The Builders Initiative 

Catena Foundation 

Dalio Ocean Initiative 

Fundación Carlos Slim 

Walton Family Foundation

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