BENEFITING: ECOLOGY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL
ORGANIZER: ECOLOGY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL
EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2015
Big ideas and Enthusiasm. That's all we had when Julie and I started EPI.
When we started, we didn't have any money, so I sold my truck to buy airfare and pay for some photocopies. My mom gave me $200 to help out (thanks mom... maybe you could do that again now??). It doesn't take a lot to make a profound difference, and that's the point of this CrowdRise campaign.
In May of 2000, 15 local high school kids joined us on a beach in Costa Rica. I wrote the curriculum; Julie and I taught the classes. We walked the beach at night together, telling stories, and looking for nesting sea turtles. We’ve come a long ways! Thanks for celebrating with us with your support.
My goal is to have 30 people donate $15 (or more). I promise this is a good investment--just ask my mom.
ECOLOGY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL...
The power of the individual is what EPI is all about. And it’s time to flex your power! Let’s join together to dream BIG and do BIGGER with a simple action: If 15 (x2) friends donate $15 each, we’ll change the lives of 15 teens.
This year is EPI’s 15th anniversary, and more than 5,000 students will join EPI in the field in six countries. The majority of those kids are local teens in those countries who have never been on a field trip before. Never seen a live sea turtle, but have eaten their eggs. Never put their heads beneath the surface of the ocean, despite having grown up within sight of it.
Are you ready to make a difference for these teens, the next generation of conservation leaders? Help inspire them to dream BIG, get them connected to nature, and empower them to do BIGGER and better things for our planet. 30 friends give $15. It’s that simple.
As a special thanks to all who help, whether you're a team member or a donor, you'll get 15% off at our EPI store (now with new swag for everyone!). Even better?
Really, you read this far?? Impressive. Yes, that 3rd picture is my '84 FJ60 aka. The Speed Cow. My home for 2 years while I worked seasonally. Sold to pay for EPIs first year's expenses. Worth every penny.
For 15 years, EPI’s mission has been to improve and inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships. To learn more, visit our CrowdRise Homepage or the EPI Website!