Environmental Edu. Endorsement Trip

Hello, I am fundraising again. This time it's for a research trip with Ecology Project International to Hawaii! This trip focuses on island and marine ecology and conservation. As some of you know, I am in the middle of getting my Masters in Secondary Biology Teaching. I am also working towards an Environmental Education Endorsement. This endorsement provides teachers with the skills to be a leader in environmental education in the classroom. This is something I care very deeply about and I hope to pass my love for the environment on to my students.  This trip counts for one class (International Environmental Service Learning) toward my endorsement and towards my master's degree. I have completed Ecology for Teachers this past summer, which went toward this endorsement as well. If I complete my research and coursework on this trip, I will only have two more classes to go for my endorsement! I am hoping to graduate with my Masters degree December 2018.

This is a 9-day trip. We will be learning about the island ecosystem through hands-on research. We will be addressing critical conservation issues. We will do reef fish surveys, monitor water quality,  and help to restore a historic village. We will also be visiting Maui's volcanic birthplace.

The total cost of the trip is $3,665. This includes everything! Airfare, food, tuition for 3 credit hours, research equipment, camping equipment, transportation while on the island, etc. Yes, we will be camping on the beach for the duration of this trip. 

$250 deposit is due by October 31st, 2017. CHECK!
$750 tuition deposit is due January 4th, 2017.
$2,665 final payment is due March 25th, 2018.
Depart for HI May 25th, 2018.

We will be doing some fundraising as a group but it won't be quite enough to cover everything. Please help me reach my goal to better my education, in turn bettering my students' education!
Any amount helps and is appreciated, even if it's just $1!

Thank you in advance. You are helping educate young people about conservation of our Earth! 

Click below to find out more about our trip to Hawaii with Ecology Project International. Here you will find the itinerary, handbook, and an overview:

Click below to learn more about the Environmental Endorsement Program at EKU.
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Cassidy Cornett 
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