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Guest Blog by Emily Adams Emily Adams, a teacher from Colorado, lost her beloved friend Laura McDermott in a tragic accident several years ago. Because Laura was a lover of adventure, Emily organized an annual fundraiser in her memory with proceeds to be donated to EPI. Specifically, funds from a live event and an online campaign provide young people the opportunity to have an unforgettable educational experience with EPI in Yellowstone National Park.   Memorial Cornhole Tournament Saturday, October 13 in Denver, Colorado According to Denver police, in 2012 there were 6,678 hit and run accidents. Of those, 12 people were killed. And of those 12, one was our dear friend Laura McDermott. On September 23, 2012 the world lost a beautiful and inspiring woman. Laura’s zest for life inspired us to turn our loss into a celebration of her life. In 2013, we hosted our first annual Memorial Corn-hole Tournament. Laura’s fun... Read More

Events, Nonprofit

Guest Blog by Adam Bavier  Yellowstone Program Instructor Adam was born and raised in northern New Jersey, only a few hours’ drive from the Catskills, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, and the Atlantic Ocean. As a child, he learned to love the flora of eastern North America’s temperate deciduous forests, culminating in 2009 when he took a Bachelors of Science from Rutgers University in Botany. He has since taught in his home state, Indiana, and Southern California, seeking always to encourage self-discovery and promote investigation. A Short History of National Parks and You One hundred and forty-four years ago the people of the United States, challenging the land management norms of the day, created the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” And it was a wild place! During the initial years of the park, poaching... Read More

Events, Nature

This summer the country celebrates the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The park service started 43 years after Yellowstone became the world’s first national park, and it forever changed the way we manage national parks. Tickets to the centennial celebration are already sold out, but there are other ways to celebrate. At EPI we have been celebrating all year by bringing a record number of students into the park. A whopping 217 students came to learn, conduct research, and perform service-work in Yellowstone, and it would not have been possible without our amazing partners. Yellowstone Cougar Project – Colby Anton and Dan Stahler of the Yellowstone Cougar Project spend the winter traveling through steep and rocky habitat to collect information about the population and distribution of cougar. By tracking cougars and collecting data samples, our students help the team expand data collection to peripheral habitats. Yellowstone Bison Team ... Read More

Events, Science