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. Find the program that's right for you.

Trainings aligned with the NGSS

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Tuition

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.

$1,995

Duration

7 Days

Accreditation credits

4

July 6, 2021

Dates

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Tuition

Santa Catalina Island is the perfect locale for the study of progressive teaching methodologies. Snorkel the Pacific kelp forests, camp under the stars,  and examine methods to engage your students in hands-on, inquiry based lessons

$1,495

Duration

7 Days

Accreditation credits

4

March 28, 2021

Dates

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Tuition

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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.

$1,995

Duration

9 Days

Accreditation credits

4

Aug. 7, 2021

Dates

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Tuition

Home to more than 900 species of fish and a third of the world's marine mammals, the Gulf of California is the aquarium of the world. Join researchers study a variety of species, camp beneath the stars, and reconnect with your love of learning.

$1,895

Duration

7 Days

Accreditation credits

4

April 2, 2021

Dates

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Tuition

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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.  

$3,495

Duration

9 Days

Accreditation credits

3

July 19, 2021

Dates

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Teacher Workshops

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Tuition

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

$920

Duration

4 Days

Contact Hours

20

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Dates

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Tuition

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Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse of all marine ecosystems. Join fellow educators to assist in international restoration efforts and develop lessons and methods that will make science come alive for your students. 

$920

Duration

4 Days

Contact Hours

20

TBD

Dates

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EPI Teacher Fellowships

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Trainings in the NGSS

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.

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Missoula, MT 59801

P 406.721.8784

F 406.721.7060

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