Yellowstone High School Field Experience

Let Yellowstone be your high school classroom and watch science come alive in our new, inquiry-based field program.

News from Yellowstone

  • “A Bear Doesn’t Care,” but Yellowstone Knows You Do

    Yellowstone National Park wants to increase the number of people carrying bear spray through a new engaging, celebrity-filled campaign called “A Bear Doesn’t Care.” Whether you are a hiker, backpacker, angler, photographer, wolf watcher or geyser gazer, the campaign encourages you to carry bear spray – no excuses!

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  • Spring Programs Kick Off in Yellowstone

    Our Institute instructors have returned for the season and they’re already reporting some exciting observations from the field. Are the bears growing more active? Which species of birds are being spotted in Hayden Valley? Join us as we look back on some of the highlights from last week’s Institute programs.

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  • Announcing "Yellowstone: Color It Wild" Coloring Book

    Yellowstone National Park announces the release of Yellowstone: Color It Wild, a coloring book for all ages featuring 26 regional artists and writers inspired by the scenery of Yellowstone. The book includes illustrations, short essays, poems, and inspiring historical and contemporary quotes.

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  • Multi-day programs include lodging, most meals, in-park transportation, and optional evening programs.

  • Discover Yellowstone on one-day or multi-day options.

  • In-depth experiences alongside park experts. Field excursions and classroom presentations give a unique overview of the Yellowstone ecosystem.

  • Middle-school through college-age groups have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection to Yellowstone. Programs are designed to engage the next generation of park stewards. Scholarship opportunities available.

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2016 Centennial Hat 2 Toned

By Riverbend. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Commemorate this momentous occasion with this two-toned 100% cotton hat the features the NPS Centennial and Yellowstone Association logos. This hat is one size fits all with an adjustable strap for added comfort. Color: Olive Green


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"What YA does is critical to making the park accessible and engaging for visitors. The biodiversity both in and around Yellowstone can only be maintained if we commit our time, resources, and energy to understanding and protecting it. It’s a one-of-a-kind, complex natural resource—worthy of all our efforts to protect. "

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The nonprofit Yellowstone Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, connects people to Yellowstone National Park and our natural world through education. Our operations include 12 educational Park Stores, a membership program with 35,000 members world-wide, and the Yellowstone Association Institute which offers more than 600 in-depth courses each year.

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