Yellowstone Suburban Makeover

Pika, Jay, Blueberry, Swan, Snowberry and Nighthawk: Getting students out in the field since 2005 (safely and full of pop tunes).

A fundraising campaign for Ecology Project International

The Need:

Did you know that more than 200 students explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) with Ecology Project International (EPI) every year? There are many incredible things that help make this experience possible for so many students. We're fundraising for six of them: Pika, Jay, Blueberry, Swan, Snowberry, and Nighthawk.

Thankfully, staff and instructors are able to keep EPI's trusty Suburbans (Pika, Jay, Blueberry, Swan, Snowberry, and Nighthawk) in tip top shape, allowing students to safely travel hundreds of miles while creating thousands of memories in Yellowstone National Park. 

While on course with EPI, students are partnered with Yellowstone National Park's bison, bear, cougar, and botany teams to collect data in the field and contribute to ongoing wildlife and habitat management. In one field season, EPI Yellowstone participants contribute nearly 3,000 hours of research and 700 hours of habitat restoration. Equally as important, students leave Yellowstone with a transformed understanding of the GYE.

We need your help to make sure the next 200 students (and more!) can get out into the field so they can have the same impact while on course with EPI.


You have the power to help.

Will you help give more students the opportunity to get outside, have fun, and truly make a difference in the GYE with a donation to the Yellowstone Suburban Makeover fundraiser?


EPI is a nonprofit.

That means we rely on the generosity of our donors, including students, parents, and other supporters, to help make EPI's field science courses possible for local students from Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. These local students often do not have the capacity to pay the full cost of our courses. With your help, we can provide them with the life-changing experience of using the natural world as their classroom, doing hands-on research, and contributing to habitat improvement. 

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About the Organization

Ecology Project International

Ecology Project International is a nonprofit, educational organization like no other. Our mission is to improve and inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships. We empower youth to take an active role in conservation.