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Marine Science


  • Snorkel and collect underwater data on sea life

  • Explore the marine diversity of Baja's Gulf of California

  • Swim with tropical fish and other marine life


Snorkel in the sky-blue waters of the Gulf of California, home to one of the planet's richest arrays of marine life. On this student travel program, you and your students will observe or collect data on a variety of marine species, like sea lions that feed in these nutrient-rich waters. Spend your days and nights at our camp on Espiritu Santo Island, and learn from local eco club members about sustainable living and community education efforts in Mexico.


On all of EPI’s student travel programs, students participate in real-life, ongoing wildlife conservation projects with experts in their field. Lessons and activities are rooted in the NGSS standards and are designed to spark students’ passion for environmental science and conservation. It’s time to discover a student travel program like no other, where exploration and science go hand-in-hand!


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*Enroll at least 9 students with deposits by July 1st to receive early bird pricing

Your Fieldwork

Snorkel for predatory
sea stars

The Gulf of California has seen an increase in the crown of thorns sea star, which feeds on coral reefs. Conduct snorkel transects to assess the presence and abundance of this species and help researchers understand the threat to the greater marine ecosystem.


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Partner Profile

Jenny Carolina Rodriguez Villalobos, Ph.D. Marine Ecology, is the research director of Ecosistemas y Conservacion (ECO). Through her research, Rodriguez Villalobos examines diseases and other threats to coral reef systems, but like many scientists, she sees a need for collaboration to address these environmental crises. With her emphasis on citizen and community cooperation, and through partnerships with organizations like EPI, she's endeavoring to build capacity for coral reef monitoring and conservation.

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