Meet Bailey – Yellowstone Participant Making an Impact
"We need to take advantage of where we live and the resources that we have, and not take them for granted."
On a 2016 EPI Yellowstone winter ecology course in Yellowstone National Park, 13-year-old Bailey from Gardiner, Montana, realized her personal potential for leadership, as well as her power as an individual to make an impact on the world around her. After spending five days snowshoeing, researching cougar and moose, and working alongside wildlife biologists, Bailey proved to herself “that if I set my mind to something, I can be a positive influence.” A lifelong resident of Gardiner, just minutes away from Yellowstone, Bailey furthermore gained a newfound appreciation for her surroundings and their need for conservation.
More than 70% of our participants are underserved youth who live near our project sites in Belize, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Mexico, and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Supporting a local student helps them establish a lifelong commitment to conservation.