Yellowstone National Park Summer Trip – Montana | June 20 – 29, 2017
This summer Moses Brown is again sponsoring a trip to the Greater Yellowstone Basin and Yellowstone National Park. Over 50 MB students have had an outstanding experience on this trip over four recent summers and we are thrilled to offer the trip again. Our main goal for taking this trip is to get kids out of the classroom to become “citizen scientists” and to connect what they have studied in English and Science classes to the real world as they help conduct a field study with the Park Rangers, The Nature Conservancy and US Fish and Wildlife in and around the park. We will be traveling with an organization called the Ecology Project International, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing place-based, ecological education partnerships between local experts and school students to address critical conservation issues.
On previous trips students explored the Centennial Valley in southwestern Montana, Yellowstone National Park, the Gallatin National Forest and spent a day with a cattle rancher in the Paradise Valley. We saw many bison, elk herds, met with wolf experts and watched a wolf pack while the sun was rising, saw a mother black bear and her twin cubs, watched many geysers, explored a wolverine and bear traps, rafted the Yellowstone river, and saw countless hawks and eagles. Students, much of the Druid Peak film (part of the English-Science Wolf unit) was shot in Yellowstone, specifically the Lamar Valley where we will spend a day wolf watching, conducted Bison studies last year and will hike to Trout Pond and marvel at the views of Druid Peak itself. Check out the Ecology Project International’s website:
Dates: June 20 – 29, 2017
Cost = $2,750
Leader: Tony McClellan
Max. = 13 students