Galapagos Islands
Ecology Program


  • Observe animals found nowhere else on Earth

  • Explore secluded waters & islands

  • Conduct hands-on research with Galapagos tortoises in the wild


There's no better laboratory for conservation and biology field studies than the Galapagos Islands. From the waters teeming with species found only here, to the highlands inhabited by giant tortoises, you'll work to understand and protect this fragile ecosystem. These islands are overflowing with unique species, stunning ecosystems, and important conservation issues. Dive deeper through EPI's exclusive partnership with the Galapagos National Park.


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Health & Safety

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Planning & Support

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Tuition, Financial Aid, & Fundraising

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Your Fieldwork

Go behind the scenes and

work with tortoises

The Chato Reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz is home to one of the world's most incredible species: the Galapagos giant tortoise.  Help park rangers track and monitor the species through EPI's exclusive partnership with the Galapagos National Park.

GalapagosA Teacher Who Travels
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Partner Profile

Dr. Stephen Blake is a renowned scientist, exceptional teacher, and inspirational mentor for EPI students. Known for his extensive work with giant tortoises, Stephen hopes to inspire youth to conserve this distinctive species and its habitat, and to share how real scientists work. EPI students participate in his research by counting seeds in tortoise dung - determining giant tortoise migration and seed dispersal of native and invasive plant species. EPI is thrilled to partner with Dr. Blake to inspire and prepare youth to become the conservation leaders of tomorrow.