Dive into their world
What You'll Learn
EPI's instructors are ready to deliver a science curriculum centered around you, the student. Lessons in lionfish biology, reef biogeography, and rainforest conservation will familiarize you with the issues on the ground before you dive into data collection and the development of your own research questions.
During your time in the field, you’ll conceive, develop, analyze and present a field-based research project based on the data you collect on dolphins and lionfish. You’ll also learn about Belize’s tropical ecology and cultural history through lessons from your instructors and a visit to the upland rainforest. Through games, art, journaling, guided lessons and lectures, you’ll get to know your group, your instructors, the culture of Belize, and the conservation issues that residents work through every day.
Meet Your Belizean Peers
Many Belizean students gained their first opportunity to visit the country's coral reefs and study their biodiversity through EPI's program. On your course, you'll have a chance to meet some of them and learn what ecology and conservation look like through the eyes of those who live here. Expect to exchange some of the highlights of your research, learn about Belizean culture, and make some new friends during this cultural exchange.