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Winter Ecology


  • Track wildlife via snowshoe

  • Observe and study wolves with a park expert

  • Visit incredible geothermal features


Winter in Yellowstone is a dynamic and thrilling season. Bison crowd around thermal pools while the park's predators prepare their own winter strategies. You'll go beyond what most park visitors see by working with researchers to collect data in the field and spend time in the iconic Lamar Valley for a day of wolf observation. There is an option to earn 3 undergraduate credits through the University of Montana (separate registration process and tuition fees apply).


EPI’s Individual Student Travel Programs are designed for middle school, high school, and college students. You’ll join a group of other passionate students from all over the country, assist with real wildlife conservation projects, and propel your career path forward with confidence and a new sense of independence.


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Your Fieldwork

Track wildlife with telemetry

During the winter, wildlife gathers in Yellowstone's valleys. Use telemetry to track elk, bison, and other species. Measure snow depth and habitat use, and collect fecal samples used to analyze diet as part of Yellowstone's Home on the Range study.