Winter in Yellowstone is a dynamic and thrilling season. Bison crowd around thermal pools while the park's predators prepare their own winter strategies. Travel and learn with EPI - you'll go beyond what most park visitors see by working with park researchers, studying animal tracks by snowshoe and heading to the Lamar Valley for a day of wolf observation.
In March, Ecology Project International brought a group of students from the warmth of the tropics to the still-frozen reaches of Montana. The Carol Morgan School, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, sent thirteen students and two chaperones to pilot EPI’s newest program: Yellowstone Winter Ecology. During nine days in the field, the students snowshoed across Yellowstone’s steep terrain, tracking rare carnivors, collecting snow science data, and learning about wolf reintroduction. On an early morning visit with one of the National Park’s leading wolf biologists, they watched as eleven members of Mollie’s pack crossed the stretches of the Lamar Valley. The Yellowstone high country became their home for those nine days,... Learn More