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Expeditionary 

Learning

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
The ideal laboratory for learning 

EPI programs take place in remote locales. Not only do these sites provide an authentic experience of life as a researcher, they also play an essential role in the learning process. 

 

Active, student-centered learning is at the heart of EPI's programs. That's easier to do in the field, where scientific concepts aren't quite as brittle and bookish. They're evident in the world around us, springing to life. 

 

When students are free to inquire, make tests with their own hands, and pursue their curiosities, learning becomes what it should be: an adventure.

CONSERVATION SERVICE
Work for the world

There's no denying that the natural world is under threat. Biodiversity is in decline. Atmospheric carbon is rising. In all its programming, EPI hopes to foster a more sustainable relationship with the environment, one predicated on appreciation, scientific literacy, and care. 

 

On our travel programs, EPI realizes this goal through conservation service projects. These projects range from altering fences for migrating pronghorn to planting mangroves to reduce coastal erosion.  

 

These are opportunities for students and teachers to make a real difference. Best of all, by braiding together the work of our hands and hearts and minds, we fashion a kind of learning that lasts. 

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
The open path

Field programs, like EPI's, present unique challenges for students and teachers. Rough weather, minimal shelter, strange food, bugs: these things test our need for comfort and familiarity. If presented with adequate support and minimized risk, they also represent opportunities for growth. 

 

From the arrangement of activities to the sensitivity of our instructors, EPI pays close attention to the emotional environment of our courses. You can expect group projects, physical challenges, structured reflection time, and on some of our programs, a chance to sleep in a tent beneath the stars.

 

We believe that science education, like all education, works best if it attends to the whole person.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: An open path

Field programs, like EPI's, that take place at remote and rustic locales present unique challenges for students and teachers alike. Rough weather, minimal shelter, strange food, bugs: these things test our need for comfort and familiarity. But if presented with adequate support and minimized risk, they also represent opportunities for growth. From the structure and arrangement of activities to the care and sensitivity of our instructors, EPI pays keen attention to the emotional environment of our courses. You can expect group projects, physical challenges, structured reflection time, and on some of our programs, a chance to sleep in a tent beneath the stars. We believe that science education, like all education, works best if attends to the whole person.

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We make field research 

a reality

Travel, field investigations, data collection. 

These things can seem out of reach, but we're confident that we can make it possible.

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315 S. 4th Street. E.

Missoula, MT 59801

P 406.721.8784

F 406.721.7060

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