Dates: Fall or Spring
Location: Yellowstone and Teton National Park
Who: Minimum 7th grade and up recommended
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a magnificent backdrop where we’ll have opportunities galore to observe some of the world’s greatest and most captivating predators. You’ll witness a thriving grizzly population, bison herds, wolves and moose plus the larger-than-life rugged landscape of the Teton Mountains. Over 90 reintroduced wolves now successfully reside in and around the park. Working with the Yellowstone Association Institute and the National Park Service, we’ll learn how wolves contribute to a more balanced ecosystem as well as the controversy surrounding their reintroduction in 1995. We’re sure to spot these grand predators, and perhaps see a bison or elk kill, where wolves and bear trade skirmishes over territory. We’ll explore an abandoned wolf den, visit the holding pens where wolves were first reintroduced and hear stories about the latest interactions unfolding within the wolf packs. The Lamar Valley captures the true essence of how North America once looked. We’ll visit Yellowstone Falls, numerous geothermal features including Old Faithful, and witness the now unrivaled beauty of the most fire-ravaged areas of Yellowstone.