A Living Laboratory
Monitor giant Galapagos tortoises
Explore 3-dimensional learning
Join a community of science professionals
This intensive 10-day professional development program will give you the opportunity to work with some of the world's most fascinating wildlife. Through EPI's partnership with the Ecuadorian nonprofit ECOS, you’ll leave the touristic sites behind to collect meaningful data and contribute to broad conservation efforts. Engage with astonishing phenomena and collaborate with other educators to develop lessons that drive student inquiry. Come away from the course equipped to connect your students to the wonders that inspired Darwin through your own storylines and insights. This course is open to all levels of informal or formal educators; no application is required.
All of EPI's Professional Development Programs for teachers demonstrate progressive, inquiry-based teaching methods that will introduce more exploration into your classroom. Tuition includes in-country transportation and room and board. Graduate credits are available through a separate registration process.
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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.