The Frontier of Science Education
Travel to the high country of Yellowstone National Park for an immersive 8-day program in conservation ecology and progressive science teaching. Through a combination of conservation service work and data collection with scientists from Yellowstone National Park, the National Park Conservation Association, and the USFS, participants will gain first-hand experience with contemporary conservation and research methods. By working with wildlife like the American bison, pronghorn, Rocky Mountain elk, and other species, teachers engage with inquiry-based learning modalities, learning valuable skills and developing a curriculum that will make the classroom a more vibrant place.
This course is open to all levels of informal or formal educators, no application is needed to enroll.
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The great migration: American bison
Why do bison move across the landscape? Work with park researchers studying bison grazing and migration. Through vegetation sampling, GPS tracking, telemetry, fecal samples, and other data points, you'll help researchers understand how bison use resources, what the implications are for the greater ecosystem, and how bison should be managed in and outside the protection of the park.