Galapagos Islands

A Living Laboratory


  • Monitor giant Galapagos tortoises

  • Explore 3-dimensional learning

  • Join a community of science professionals


Travel to the Galapagos Islands for a professional development experience like no other. This intensive 10-day program gives teachers the opportunity to work with some of the world's most incredible wildlife. Through EPI's exclusive partnership with the Galapagos National Park, participants will leave the touristic sites behind and work directly with park rangers studying the Galapagos giant tortoise. Teachers will collect meaningful data and contribute to broad conservation efforts in one of the world's most unique ecosystems. By engaging with hands-on inquiry-based learning, and studying how to effectively craft your own progressive curriculum, teachers will return home invigorated. It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This course is open to all levels of informal or formal educators; no application is needed to enroll.

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Your Fieldwork

Work with wild tortoises

The densely vegetated highlands of Santa Cruz are home to three distinct subspecies of Galapagos tortoises, all of them critically endangered. With Galapagos National Park Rangers, you'll weigh and measure tortoises and gather GPS data to help scientists better understand survival and mortality rate of tortoises in the wild.

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