top of page

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


This once-in-a-lifetime student travel program will give you the opportunity to assist with some of the world's most fascinating wildlife. Through EPI's partnership with the Ecuadorian nonprofit ECOS and the Mola Mola Student Eco Club, you and your students will leave the tourist sites behind to collect meaningful data and contribute to broad conservation efforts in the Galapagos. Your students will return home excited by nature and science and equipped with a deeper understanding of the conservation issues impacting this unique ecosystem.


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!


handwash icon.png

Health & Safety

thoughtbubble icon.png

Planning & Support

money icon.png

Tuition, Financial Aid, & Fundraising

magnify chart icon.png


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

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
00:00 / 52:09


lightbulb icon.png

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.



bottom of page