EPI Scholarships

$2,425 from 11 donors $4,400 goal

All donations supportEPI’s student fund.

What does $2,200 provide?

A gift of $2,200 covers all aspects of one student’s participation in the Costa Rica Summer program, including food, lodging, ground transportation, instruction, equipment and risk management.

Where does my money go?

EPI encourages global learning for everyone, regardless of financial status. This campaign is to give back to the community that has supported it for so long. All funds will go directly to a scholarship fund for Montana residents, for participation in upcoming EPI programs.

How do I know my donation will make a difference?

All donors will receive a story and a photo about a life that has been changed through the work of Ecology Project International.

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Thanks to...

May 17 Terry gave $50 for scholarship for an EPI student
May 7 Paul gave $200 for scholarship for an EPI student
May 4 Jean made a $50 contribution
Apr 27 Daniel made a $100 contribution
Apr 25 Ellen made a $100 contribution
Apr 24 Joseph made a $100 contribution
Apr 20 Emily made a $200 contribution
Apr 18 Jere made a $200 contribution
Apr 12 Mary made a $100 contribution
Apr 8 Kari made a $50 contribution
Julie made a $25 contribution
$1,250 in offline donations

Help provide an underprivileged student with an opportunity to make a difference.

Costa Rica’s Pacuare Nature Reserve, with four miles of beach and a 3,000 acre rainforest, is a critical sea turtle nesting beach of worldwide importance for endangered leatherback and green sea turtles. Costa Rica’s tropical lowland forests are home to howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, toucans, iguanas, tree frogs, and more!

During a 9-day field program with Ecology Project International (EPI), high school students from across the world conduct research along the Pacuare beach, collecting data on nesting turtles such as carapace length, egg count and nest location. Using that information they develop a field-based research projects which they present to their peers. On-course, students complete at least 20 hours of research while patrolling the beach in partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and over 30 hours of coursework and instruction in subjects like sea turtle biology, rainforest ecology, and research methodology.

After completing their field work, U.S. students meet their Costa Rican peers when they visit a school attended by local program participants. Students spend time together giving joint presentations, sharing research data, engaging in the powerful exchange of ideas, and realizing their collaborative strength.

This program, like the five others run by EPI, including expeditions to the Galapagos Islands, Baja, Belize, and Yellowstone National Park, open students’ eyes to the world around them and the life they share it with.

Help give a deserving student the opportunity of a lifetime — together, we can provide him or her with a scholarship to participate in one of these amazing adventures, and give them a chance to make a difference.

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Our mission is to improve and inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships.

EcologyProjectBeachImage copyEPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing place-based, ecological education partnerships between local experts and high school students to address critical conservation issues. We engage youth from local communities and the United States in conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened species and habitats.