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Become a Conservation All Star!

We call our monthly donors Conservation All Stars. Why? Because an all star team is full of the most exceptional and engaged members of a community. And that's what you are joining - an all star team of EPI's sustaining supporters - preserving vulnerable research sites and protecting the wildlife that call these places home. 

During these challenging times, your gift goes further to protect vulnerable wildlife species and ensure continued conservation and research efforts at each of our field sites. Conservation All Stars are fundamental in our planning efforts to offer more support for students and teachers, even bringing EPI directly into the classroom through virtual programming. 

Why Monthly Giving?

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Monthly gifts are secure, automatic, and enabled right from our site. This means your gift goes even further without administrative fees. Everything is digital, which cuts down on paper waste too! 

Your gift goes further


Conservation All Stars help EPI plan more efficiently as we work to achieve our conservation and community leadership goals.


Monthly support also drives valuable conservation research on species like leatherback sea turtles, yellow-headed parrots, and bison.

A Cornerstone for EPI


Our all-stars get the exclusive updates and are the first to know about exciting highlights from the field, suggestions for sustainable living, and ways to get directly involved with EPI programs.


You'll get updates on the projects your gift supports from start to finish.

Be in the know

What You'll Get:

  • A digital welcome kit 

  • A welcome coupon for EPI's online store

  • Access to our exclusive email communication

  • A surprise gift on your one-year anniversary 

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Sea turtle hatchlings released in Costa Rica

Endangered yellow-headed parrots monitored in Belize

m2 of invasive plants removed in the Galapagos Islands

Benthic marine species registered in Baja

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Hours of ungulate research in Yellowstone

What Monthly Giving Makes Possible:

The Lives You Change

  • How do I know if EPI is right for me?
    EPI programs place a strong emphasis on science, adventure, and the great outdoors. These are academic programs. If you like to learn, if you're curious and open-minded, if you're willing to try something new, then these programs will be a good fit. Look through the Why EPI pages and the Travel Programs pages for more detailed information. If you're having a hard time deciding, or want to hear more about a specific course, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're happy to help.
  • What does a typical day look like?
    There's a lot of variety to the days on an EPI program. That being said, most days will include some amount of data collection or conservation service. There will definitely be some 'classroom time', but our classrooms are usually outside, and there will also be some time for hiking or snorkeling or exploring. The days are full, but fun!
  • Can I get credit for my program?
    It depends on where you are traveling! All of our Yellowstone participants (PD or students) can receive credit for their course through the University of Montana. Professional development participants traveling on our other courses can receive credit through Hamline University. We are working to expand our partnerships to be able to offer all students who wish to receive credit the opportunity to do so.
  • How old are most students?
    EPI runs Travel Programs for middle school, high school, and college-aged students and Professional Development programs for all teachers and non-traditional educators.
  • EPI is a non-profit. Is my tuition tax-deductible?
    No. Because you'll receive a service (a travel program) your tuition is not tax-deductible. If you decide to support a local student, however, you'll receive a letter of proof for your donation.
  • Does EPI offer financial aid?
    Yes! EPI offers need-based student financial aid and PD scholarships. Awards typically range from $300-600, so it won't cover the full cost of the program, but it can help offset it. The student financial aid application can be found here and the teacher professional development scholarship application can be found here. If you're a school chaperone or travel organizer, you should also know about our School Grant Program which can provide up to $8000 toward group travel during our low seasons. Need additional fundraising ideas? Check out our handy EPI Scholarship & Fundraising Guide for students or our Fundraising Resources for Educators guide.
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