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for the

Next Generation

Founded as a nonprofit organization in 2001, Ecology Project International creates positive long-term environmental impacts through its science education programs, conservation initiatives, and engagement with local communities and partners.

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Our Mission

EPI's mission is to inspire youth with nature and empower them with science, fostering tomorrow's leaders. We envision a diverse movement building communities that cherish and restore the ecosystems that sustain them.

Our Model

EPI is structured for sustainability. Drawing on tuition dollars from our Travel Programs, the generosity of donors, and the efforts of scientists, we run programs that address environmental issues today while developing environmental leaders for tomorrow.

Our Method

All of EPI's education programs utilize conservation projects, partnerships with scientists, and engagement with local communities to teach three key components.


The Knowledge

to understand natural systems and environmental issues.

The Skills

needed to analyze data, design research questions, and articulate positions.

The Disposition

necessary to connect with nature and recognize one's agency in protecting it.

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