Our Summer Wildlife Ecology Program
EPI's five day summer wildlife ecology courses for Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming teens blend wildlife research, conservation service, exploration of conservation issues, and science coursework with games, camping, and geysers! Enroll as an individual student or travel with a group from your school to take part in our immersive, hands-on science course in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
On our summer Yellowstone courses you can expect to conduct research on bison or pika, observe wolves, explore Yellowstone's iconic geothermal features, explore a research question in small groups and prepare a research presentation, and spend each night cooking, eating, and camping under the stars. You'll be led by three Ecology Project International field instructors. Our instructors are incredible individuals with impressive experience in biological research, natural history, field and formal education, and group and risk management. See our full Summer Wildlife Ecology Course Itinerary for more details.
Yellowstone summer wildlife ecology courses are offered June through September.
Student Stories: Meet Morgan
“A big part of research is just being able to ask important questions, and having the curiosity and motivation to go out and find the answer.” It was this tenacious spirit and desire for knowledge that made Morgan, a 16-year-old from Corvallis, Montana, an incredible student on her EPI Yellowstone ecology course. Morgan brought considerable research experience to her course, and by participating in ongoing conservation projects in the park during the five days, her passion for wildlife biology blossomed. This EPI course provided Morgan with the hands-on experience and leadership skills to pursue future opportunities in the field of ecology, and we can’t wait to see the positive impact that she will have on whatever cause she sets her mind to.