Field Seminars

Our world-class field seminars examine specific aspects of the park ecosystem through a combination of fun field excursions and presentations. Our seminar leaders are experts in their fields and include professors, naturalists, scientists, and acclaimed photographers, writers, historians, and artists. This option is a favorite for those who want to participate in a highly educational, fully immersive Yellowstone experience.

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Field Seminars

Dates:
May 25 - 29

Mammal Tracking: Interpreting Tracks, Scat, & Sign

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Jim Halfpenny, Ph.D., Joshua Theurer, M.S.
Dates:
May 30 - June 3

Spring Basic Wildlife Photography

$1,087 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Meg Sommers
Dates:
June 1 - 2

Microbial Diversity of Yellowstone Hot Springs

$222 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Eric Boyd, Ph.D.
Dates:
June 5 - 7

Spring Babies

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Shauna Baron, M.S.
Dates:
June 7

Star Stories: Discovering The Night Sky

$50 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Angela Tempo, MA
Dates:
June 9 - 12

Yellowstone’s Prequel: Wildlife & Humans in the Evolutionary Past and Now

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Jeff Reed, Ph.D., Joanna Lambert, Ph.D.
Dates:
June 13 - 16

Yellowstone Watercolor Expedition: June Session

$402 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Jill Williams
Dates:
June 14 - 16

Inconspicuous Yellowstone: An Appreciation for the Small

$615 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Cedar Mathers-Winn, M.S.
Dates:
June 18 - 21

Yellowstone Summer Solstice Landscape & Wildlife Photography Workshop

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Kevin League, M.A.
Dates:
June 26 - 29

Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country

$958 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Robert C. Thomas, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 1 - 4

Raven Rendezvous

$1,216 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Colleen Marzluff, M.S., John Marzluff, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 4 - 7

Yellowstone’s Geoecosystem: The Geology of Ecology

$856 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Paul Doss, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 6 - 8

Yellowstone’s Galactic Night Sky: A Photography Workshop

$575 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Angela Tempo, MA
Dates:
July 12 - 15

Yellowstone Watercolor Expedition: July Session

$402 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Jill Williams
Dates:
July 13 - 16

Understanding ‘Wolf’

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Joanna Lambert, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 18 - 21

Summertime Abundance: Yellowstone as Spiritual Inspiration

$968 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Barbara Coeyman, Ph.D., Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
July 23 - 25

Off Trail Adventures

$393 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
August 1 - 4

Capturing Yellowstone’s Night Sky

SOLD OUT
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Kevin League, M.A.
Dates:
August 1 - 3

Willows and Wolves

$676 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Brenna Cassidy, Ph.D. student
Dates:
August 8 - 11

Yellowstone Watercolor Expedition: August Session

$402 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Jill Williams
Dates:
August 10 - 13

Beginner Fly Fishing

$1,238 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Lou, Mark, and Ron Amendola
Dates:
August 15 - 18

Backcountry Fly Fishing

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Lou, Mark, and Ron Amendola
Dates:
August 18 - 22

Painting Moran’s Yellowstone

$1,124 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Daniel Hidalgo, Kara Hidalgo
Dates:
August 20 - 22

Catastrophe Country: How Extreme Events Shape Northern Yellowstone

$929 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Grant Meyer, Ph.D., Matt Bingham, M.Ed.
Dates:
August 24 - 29

Yellowstone Master Naturalist | Summer

$1,005 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Amanda Evans
Dates:
August 30 - September 2

Backcountry Leave No Trace Instructor Course

$1,055 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
August 31 - September 4

Decoding the Language of Nature

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
George Bumann, M.S., Jon Young
Dates:
September 4 - 7

Women In Wonderland

$555 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Watry, M.A.
Dates:
September 17 - 20

Autumn Wildlife Watching

$578 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
September 21 - 22

Raptors Over Yellowstone

$168 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Katy Duffy, M.S.
Dates:
September 23 - 27

Fall Basic Wildlife Photography

$644 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Meg Sommers
Dates:
September 28 - October 2

Fall Advanced Wildlife Photography

$644 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Meg Sommers
Dates:
October 8 - 9

Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification

TBA
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
NOLS Wilderness Medicine Staff
  • Subject Matter

  • Audience/User Type

  • Locations

  • Meals Included?

  • Instructors

Field Seminars

Dates:
May 25 - 29

Mammal Tracking: Interpreting Tracks, Scat, & Sign

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Jim Halfpenny, Ph.D., Joshua Theurer, M.S.
Dates:
May 30 - June 3

Spring Basic Wildlife Photography

$1,087 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Meg Sommers
Dates:
June 1 - 2

Microbial Diversity of Yellowstone Hot Springs

$222 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Eric Boyd, Ph.D.
Dates:
June 5 - 7

Spring Babies

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Shauna Baron, M.S.
Dates:
June 7

Star Stories: Discovering The Night Sky

$50 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Angela Tempo, MA
Dates:
June 9 - 12

Yellowstone’s Prequel: Wildlife & Humans in the Evolutionary Past and Now

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Jeff Reed, Ph.D., Joanna Lambert, Ph.D.
Dates:
June 13 - 16

Yellowstone Watercolor Expedition: June Session

$402 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Jill Williams
Dates:
June 14 - 16

Inconspicuous Yellowstone: An Appreciation for the Small

$615 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Cedar Mathers-Winn, M.S.
Dates:
June 18 - 21

Yellowstone Summer Solstice Landscape & Wildlife Photography Workshop

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Kevin League, M.A.
Dates:
June 26 - 29

Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country

$958 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Robert C. Thomas, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 1 - 4

Raven Rendezvous

$1,216 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Colleen Marzluff, M.S., John Marzluff, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 4 - 7

Yellowstone’s Geoecosystem: The Geology of Ecology

$856 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Paul Doss, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 6 - 8

Yellowstone’s Galactic Night Sky: A Photography Workshop

$575 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Angela Tempo, MA
Dates:
July 12 - 15

Yellowstone Watercolor Expedition: July Session

$402 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Jill Williams
Dates:
July 13 - 16

Understanding ‘Wolf’

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Joanna Lambert, Ph.D.
Dates:
July 18 - 21

Summertime Abundance: Yellowstone as Spiritual Inspiration

$968 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Barbara Coeyman, Ph.D., Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
July 23 - 25

Off Trail Adventures

$393 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
August 1 - 4

Capturing Yellowstone’s Night Sky

SOLD OUT
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Kevin League, M.A.
Dates:
August 1 - 3

Willows and Wolves

$676 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Brenna Cassidy, Ph.D. student
Dates:
August 8 - 11

Yellowstone Watercolor Expedition: August Session

$402 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Jill Williams
Dates:
August 10 - 13

Beginner Fly Fishing

$1,238 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Lou, Mark, and Ron Amendola
Dates:
August 15 - 18

Backcountry Fly Fishing

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Lou, Mark, and Ron Amendola
Dates:
August 18 - 22

Painting Moran’s Yellowstone

$1,124 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Daniel Hidalgo, Kara Hidalgo
Dates:
August 20 - 22

Catastrophe Country: How Extreme Events Shape Northern Yellowstone

$929 | Tuition & Lodging
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Grant Meyer, Ph.D., Matt Bingham, M.Ed.
Dates:
August 24 - 29

Yellowstone Master Naturalist | Summer

$1,005 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Amanda Evans
Dates:
August 30 - September 2

Backcountry Leave No Trace Instructor Course

$1,055 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
August 31 - September 4

Decoding the Language of Nature

SOLD OUT
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
George Bumann, M.S., Jon Young
Dates:
September 4 - 7

Women In Wonderland

$555 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Watry, M.A.
Dates:
September 17 - 20

Autumn Wildlife Watching

$578 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Dates:
September 21 - 22

Raptors Over Yellowstone

$168 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Katy Duffy, M.S.
Dates:
September 23 - 27

Fall Basic Wildlife Photography

$644 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Meg Sommers
Dates:
September 28 - October 2

Fall Advanced Wildlife Photography

$644 | Tuition
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
Meg Sommers
Dates:
October 8 - 9

Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification

TBA
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Instructors:
NOLS Wilderness Medicine Staff