"I love that this program allowed us the opportunity to do things that I never in a million years thought that I would’ve been able to do."
“One thing that really stands out is EPI’s dedication to working with a strong research group and having that strong research base as one of the requirements for choosing their sites, not just touristic value. Beyond that, the curriculum was so strong in this program. As someone fresh from teacher school, everything they teach now is inquiry-based learning. So few teachers, let alone travel organizations, put that into practice, though, and you really have it down at EPI.
I love that this program allowed us the opportunity to do things that I never in a million years thought that I would’ve been able to do. I knew that people were studying/researching sea turtles, but did I ever think that I could help with that without going for my PhD and devising the study? No. EPI and this Fellowship gave me that experience. Now I want to go to school in Mexico and study marine biology; I’ve been looking for that next step, and I feel like I found it here in Baja. So, you might find me down here in two years – learning Spanish and studying natural resource management.”
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