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Tomorrow's Stewards

Tomorrow's Stewards

The Yellowstone Park Foundation supports projects that promote the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Yellowstone among the next generation.

 

Expedition: Yellowstone!

Expedition: Yellowstone!
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

A multi-day, curriculum-based residential program that brings youth in grades 4 through 8 to the Park, students gain first-hand knowledge of Yellowstone’s natural and cultural resources, and learn about issues affecting its ecosystem. The Park would like to double the 1,500 participants that currently participate each year.

$160 Funds a scholarship for one student for a week

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Youth Conservation Corp (YCC)

Youth Conservation Corp (YCC)
Photo Credit: NPS

Funded 2014
Funding Needed 2015: $328,000 Annually

Engaging youth ages 15 to 18, YCC is an education, leadership, work, and outdoor recreation program giving teens from diverse backgrounds a one-month summer work experience in Yellowstone National Park. Work projects include building buck-rail fence near thermal features, removing trails that develop near wildlife viewing areas, and collecting native seed to be used later in restoration projects. Approximately 24 students participate in one of two sessions each summer.

$5000 Funds one teen to attend this one month program

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Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Program
Photo Credit: Audrey Hall

Interested student visitors to the Park complete a series of activities, and share their answers and knowledge with a Park Ranger. They receive an official Junior Ranger patch or badge and certificate. In 2013, the program broke records for participation. There were 51,002 youth who participated, up 17% over 2012.

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Yellowstone Young Scientist

Campground Host Golf Carts
Photo Credit: Audrey Hall

Children ages 5 and up are introduced to super volcanoes, microbes, and other geologic wonders in Yellowstone’s “living laboratory.” The program encourages the 2,300 children who participate each year to consider careers in the sciences.

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Wildlife Olympics

Wildlife Olympics
Photo Credit: NPS

Can you run faster than a grizzly bear? This is one question children ages five to 12 get to answer when they participate in this free summer learning activity. An extension of the Junior Ranger program, children test their senses and compare their abilities with those of animals in Yellowstone. The Olympics is a fun way to learn about wildlife and get some exercise too!



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Distance Learning

Distance Learning
Photo Credit: NPS

Yellowstone offers video conferencing with a National Park Resource Education Ranger for schools and groups from around the world. More than 6,700 participate annually.

$200 Funds one video conference that includes staff and materials



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Yellowstone to You

Yellowstone to You - MSU Pow Wow
Photo Credit: NPS

Yellowstone education staff brings Park information and displays to community events, fairs, and conferences in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including tribal areas.



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Park Journeys

Park Journeys

Funding Needed: $90,000 Annually

Underserved urban and rural youth embark on a five-day adventure in one of the world’s finest outdoor classrooms. It inspires stewardship and nurtures leadership and academic potential among youth whose opportunities in nature have been limited. Funding will offer five one-week programs.

$1,800 Sponsors a teen’s first trip to Yellowstone

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