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What You'll Do in Yellowstone

From the moment you enter the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), your EPI instructors will guide you through lessons in conservation biology, wildlands management, and the specific and unique ecology of the nation's first national park.

Life thrives during Yellowstone winters

What You'll Learn

For your field research, you'll head out on snowshoes to track cougars and other mammal species - with luck, you'll be able to collect genetic samples for a cougar population study. Park researchers will share their work with you, and you'll travel to the eastern edge of the park to observe and learn about wolves from an expert.

Winter in the Park

Visiting Yellowstone in the winter is a unique opportunity - a chance to see the grandeur of the landscape without all the tourists. You'll encounter a solitude and beauty that's harder to find in the height of the summer. Bison and wolves are adapted to the sometimes-harsh climate, and you'll be able to observe them in action.


OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH

OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH

OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH

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