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

$1,095

Dates

August 8 - 13, 2022

Duration

6 Days

PD Hours

25 Hours

NGSS Educator Training

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

$2,795

Dates

June 26 - July 3, 2022

Duration

8 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Hawaii Educator Training

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

$3,895

Dates

July 18 - 27, 2022

Duration

10 Days

PD Hours

48 Hours

A Living Laboratory

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

$2,795

Dates

July 19 - 27, 2022

Duration

9 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

NGSS Educator Training

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

July 5 - 11, 2022

Duration

7 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

Tropical Ecology & Three Dimensional Learning

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

$1,995

Dates

August 6 - 13, 2022

Duration

8 Days

PD Hours

40 Hours

The Frontiers of Science Education

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

$1695

Dates

Coming in Aug

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.

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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.