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2023 EPI Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is right around the corner! Feeling pressured to find the perfect gift? We've compiled a list of unique options that showcase the conservation efforts of our EPI community in beautiful art, apparel, and experiences. As a bonus, your purchase of a gift from this list directly supports our efforts and programs!

1. Exclusive leatherback glassware collection

Bring the majestic leatherbacks of Pacuare Reserve into your own home, with glassware created exclusively for EPI by artist Kathleen Sheard!

For Kathleen's latest project, she crafted glassware to support wildlife conservation organizations worldwide, and we are honored to be one of the organizations she selected! Each piece showcases a distinct species chosen by the supported organization, with one-third of proceeds directly aiding their causes.

2. EPI Store Apparel and Merch

EPI's apparel store has something for everyone! Our custom-made designs showcase the landscapes and wildlife of our program sites in eye-catching patterns and styles.

Our product line includes:

- Rashguards

- Yoga pants

- Long sleeves and sweatshirts

- Beanies, bucket hats, and baseball caps

- Packing list items for all of our EPI courses

- Gift cards to make holiday shopping easy!

3. Hand-Drawn Costa Rica Map: A partnership between EPI and Xplorer Maps

Xplorer Maps illustrator Chris Robitaille ventured to Pacuare Reserve while crafting their team's latest cartography project: Costa Rica! Chris worked hand-in-hand with EPI staff to create this beautifully illustrated map that pays homage to the country's unparalleled biodiversity. Grab one of the signed and numbered Limited Edition Giclee map prints and your purchase contributes $200 directly to EPI's Costa Rica programs and community outreach.

4. Alumni Reunion Adventures

Do you have an EPI Alum in your family who loved their time in the field with us? Are they eager to travel, meet new people, and volunteer for a good cause? Give the meaningful gift of reconnection with a spot on the EPI Alumni Reunion volunteer trip to Pacuare Reserve in Costa Rica. There is just one spot left, so don't wait to sign up! Questions can be directed to Sierra at

5. Caffeine & Conservation: Sea turtle package

This package from It's American Press is the perfect gift for the conservationist coffee-lover

in your life! $40 from each Sea Turtle Package purchase will directly support our leatherback sea turtle conservation work in Pacuare Reserve. You'll get to symbolically adopt a leatherback sea turtle hatchling and help provide nightly beach censuses, protect vital habitats, and involve local communities in their conservation.

The adoption kit includes:
  • An American Press coffeemaker

  • Personalized adoption certificate

  • Turtle Advocate’s Atlas

  • Safe passage for one hatchling to reach the ocean

Thank YOU!

On behalf of the entire EPI team, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous support this giving season. We hope your holidays are filled with joy and meaningful connections! Thank you for being a cherished part of our community.


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