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Wildlife Ecology


  • Survey wildlife from bison to wolves

  • Raft the rapids of the Yellowstone River

  • Explore Yellowstone's one-of-a-kind ecosystem


Travel to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for an unforgettable student travel program focused on conservation ecology and wildlife management. Through service work and data collection with scientists from Yellowstone National Park and the U.S. Forest Service, students will gain first-hand experience with real-world conservation and research methods. When your group isn’t busy in the field, you’ll have a chance to explore geothermal features, raft the Yellowstone River, and gain practical camping skills. There is an option to earn 3 undergraduate credits through the University of Montana (separate registration process and tuition fees apply).


On all of EPI’s student travel programs, students participate in real-life, ongoing wildlife conservation projects with experts in their field. Lessons and activities are rooted in the NGSS standards and are designed to spark students’ passion for environmental science and conservation. It’s time to discover a student travel program like no other, where exploration and science go hand-in-hand!


*Enroll at least 6 students with deposits by July 1st to receive early bird pricing

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Your Fieldwork

Work with bison: America's mammal

In Yellowstone, bison move through the landscape with the change of the seasons. Work with park researchers to collect vegetation samples at specified sample sites and gather information about bison presence. Data will help the park understand how bison interact with their environment.

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Partner Profile

Yellowstone's bison biology team is the preeminent group of scientists studying bison in the world. They're responsible for studying and managing the largest remnant of the great herds that once roamed the American West. Through its partnership with EPI, the bison team has been able to expand its research and data collection efforts, but perhaps more importantly, the partnership has fostered a deeper appreciation and stewardship of wildlife in our students.

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