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Winter Ecology


  • Track wildlife via snowshoe

  • Observe and study wolves with a park expert

  • Investigate 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 and your students will go beyond what most park visitors see by working with park 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).


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

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.

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