Environmental Learning Institute

Field-based natural and bio-cultural science and environmental research and education.

The Environmental Learning Institute works for conservation, preservation and restoration of endangered ecosystems of global significance. We are an adapting and evolving collective of individuals, communities and institutions participating in scholarly community-based environmental research, education and projects. These programs and projects are in the disciplines and field of studies: Biodiversity & Conservation Education; Natural History; Biocultural History; Conservation Biology; Protected Area Strategies; Field Geology; Field Biology; Earth System Sciences; Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy; Sustainable Development Studies and Science Education. Our programs, projects and courses employ an action-research model working with communities on locally identified projects serving the public good. Environmental Learning Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.


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Coastal Temperate Rainforest,

Hesquiaht First Nations, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, Canada, North America


Fjordland World Heritage, New Zealand


Global Fund For Conservation Women


A education scholarship fund supporting highly intelligent young women from economically challenged families living in endangered protected areas of global significance.




A inquiry learning teacher professional development program providing 1-3 week field biology & geology expeditions in endangered ecosystems of global significance.


Tropical Coral Reef & Coastal Forest Ecosystems

Quintana Roo, Mexico


Belize, Central America


Tropical Cloud Forests and Rainforests,

Ecuador, South America




Temperate Arid Mountains, Himalayas and Karakoram, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India, South Asia



Tropical Arid and Semi-Arid Bush, Broome, Kimberly Region, Australia



Tropical Coral Reef & Coastal Forest Ecosystems: Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea; Oceania


Temperate Desert,

Baja Peninsula, Mexico

Tropical Savannah & Rainforest East & Central Africa

Tundra and Taiga, Arctic Yukon Territory, Canada and Alaska, USA, North America