Tomorrow's Steward's Icon 2014

Tomorrow's Stewards

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


Park Journeys™

Park Journeys

Yellowstone National Park is one of the world’s premier outdoor classrooms, providing an ideal learning environment where young people can develop meaningful connections with the public treasures that belong to us all. The Park Journeys program is a partnership among organizations - Park Journeys, Inc., the Yellowstone Park Foundation, and the Yellowstone Association - and offers urban and rural youth an enriching 5-day experience that inspires stewardship and nurtures leadership and academic potential among youth whose opportunities in nature have been limited. The partners envision this great program evolving and growing to serve more youth in years to come.

Park Journeys Program - 2013 Year in Review Video

2013 Park Journeys Program Summary Report

Pittsburgh Youth are First to Experience Park Journeys


The Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

YCC Work

Forty young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18 are chosen each year to spend part of the summer working together on projects in Yellowstone that protect and preserve the Park's natural and cultural resources. The Yellowstone YCC program has been serving the Park for more than two decades, but it is much more than just a work program; the teens participate in environmental education, leadership, and team-building activities. The experience of living, working, learning, and playing in the outdoors can be life-changing.

Learn more about the Yellowstone YCC program

2013 YCC Season Summary Report


Scholarships for Expedition: Yellowstone!

Scholarships for Expedition: Yellowstone!

Expedition:Yellowstone! is a curriculum-based, residential program for 4th to 8th grade students. School groups comprised of students, chaperones, and teachers come to Yellowstone for 4- or 5-day field trips. These are guided by Park rangers and focus on natural and cultural history of Yellowstone, current issues, and how we can all become Yellowstone stewards. More than 500 school groups from across the country have participated in this award-winning program. The Yellowstone Park Foundation provides scholarships for Expedition: Yellowstone! to school groups in financial need who would not otherwise be able to participate.

Learn more about Expedition: Yellowstone!

2013 Expedition: Yellowstone! Program Summary Report


Signs Keep Visitors Safe and Informed

SSigns Keep Visitors Safe and Informed

Yellowstone is a world-class destination for wildlife viewing and welcomes over 3.3 million visitors a year. It’s rare to visit the Mammoth or Hayden Valley areas and not see herds of elk or bison on the road or near the front door of your hotel. In 2012, YPF funded new interpretive panels at Mammoth and Hayden Valley at key locations to inform visitors about safe wildlife viewing. In 2013 additional signs will be installed at Mammoth. Park rangers take public safety seriously, and educational panels inform visitors about wildlife behavior and how they can enjoy the Park experience without hazard.