Professional
Development

EPI offers a range of field-based professional development programs for educators: trainings in the NGSS, Teacher Workshops, and its flagship program, the EPI Teacher Fellowship. Participants can earn credit from the University of Hamline or the University of Montana. A small pool of scholarship funds are available for financial aid. Learn more and apply here.

Trainings aligned with the NGSS

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Colorado

Colorado

Tuition

$1,895

Dates

July 29 - August 4, 2023

Duration

7 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Colorado Educator Course

The front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado provides an extraordinary opportunity for exploring the far-reaching consequences of human impact on our environment. During this course, we’ll explore phenomena in the field and contribute to ongoing research projects as we collectively build our understanding of the science and impacts humans are having on our environment.

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Tuition

$2,995

Dates

June 24 - July 1, 2023

Duration

8 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Hawaii Educator Course

The Island of Maui is the ideal laboratory for the study of science and for honing science teaching methods. Join us on the Valley Isle for an 8-day professional development course that will increase your ability to design and implement curricula aligned with the NGSS.

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Tuition

$3,995

Dates

July 17 - 26, 2023

Duration

10 Days

PD Hours

48 Hours

Galapagos Educator Course

Join EPI for a journey of discovery. The Galapagos Islands are an ideal laboratory to test new teaching methods. With our exclusive partnership with the national park, you'll work with some of the world's most incredible wildlife, like the Galapagos giant tortoise.

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Belize

Belize

Tuition

$3,095

Dates

June 26 - July 3, 2023

Duration

8 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Belize Educator Course

Belize offers an opportunity to study fragile ecosystems and astonishing phenomena in a country at the crossroads of environmental change and preservation. Journey to this incredible country and get support and guidance in building lessons that will help you engage your students with topics fundamental to understanding ecology and environmental science.

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Costa  Rica

Costa Rica

Tuition

$1,995

Dates

Multiple Dates

Duration

7 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Costa Rica Educator Course

Travel to EPI's field station at Pacuare Reserve to study tropical ecology, assist in sea turtle conservation efforts, and strengthen your familiarity with progressive teaching methodologies.

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Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Tuition

$2,195

Dates

August 5 - 12, 2023

Duration

8 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Yellowstone Educator Course

Yellowstone National Park is an ecological wonder. Vistas, geysers, bison, and wolves. Collect data alongside park researchers and learn how to construct curriculum anchored in natural phenomena and compelling storylines.

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Educator Workshops

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Teacher Workshops

EPI Teacher Fellowships

Baja Educator Workshop

Baja, Mexico

Tuition

$1,695

Dates

February 16 - 20, 2023

Duration

5 Days

PD Hours

20

Baja Educator Workshop

A breathtaking experience with marine life. You'll travel to Baja, the world's aquarium, to snorkel alongside whale sharks, conduct surveys on microplastics, and develop curriculum that will that will kindle your students' passion for science.

EPI Teacher Fellowships

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Teacher Workshops

EPI Teacher Fellowships

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EPI Teacher Fellowships

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Learn Outside the Classroom

The Teacher Fellowship is EPI's flagship professional development program. Offered at multiple field sites during the spring and summer, the program provides training in progressive field-based science education, grants unique opportunities to work with wildlife, and connects participants to a growing network of educators. The application period opens July 1st and closes September 1st, annually.

Seeking 

Phenomena

If you're looking for phenomena to help spark student interest in science - the Galapagos Islands are full of examples.

 

From the obvious characters like tortoises and finches to the minute players like seeds and microplastics- let Ecology Project International help you and your students develop the skills and vocabulary needed to reach an understanding of some of the world's biggest questions.