Lamar Valley Wolf Week II
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Immerse yourself in the wolf's winter world! The focus of this program is an immersion into the world of Yellowstone’s wolves—searching for wolves and their prey, observing behavior, learning about wolf conservation and management, and interacting with wolf researchers, managers, and other experts in the field. Each morning, you’ll hit the road and head out to strategic viewing points to observe wolves. Some of the afternoons, you’ll go off the beaten path, venturing into wolf territory on snowshoe (weather dependent) excursions to learn about their habitat and behavior. This special week includes catered meals that begin with dinner the first evening and end with continental breakfast on the last day.
The itinerary is designed to take advantage of the best opportunities in the park, but may be adjusted to adapt to weather conditions, wildlife activity, holidays, and road construction. The details and timing of the agenda are subject to change. See the Course Letter below for more information.
- Day 1 Orientation
The program starts with an orientation where participants will be introduced to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch and go over the course itinerary. Following the general orientation participants will be served dinner.
- Days 2-4 Wolves In-Depth
Mornings will start with a catered breakfast. After breakfast the group will head out into the field for wolf watching. Students will then head back to the ranch for a mid-morning break and lunch. Following lunch will be snowshoe excursions (weather dependent) or wildlife watching. Evenings will consist of dinner and relaxation.
- Day 5 Departure
- Continental breakfast served. Check-out from the ranch is 9:00 a.m.
About the Instructor
Virginia Miller comes to Yellowstone from a long history in outdoor education and the Girl Scouts. She first worked in the park in 2012, thinking it would be just a fun one-summer job. But after falling in love with the animals, the thermals, and even the lodgepole pines, she never left! Over the last 10 years as a Yellowstone Naturalist, some of that time as a Lead Instructor for the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Forever Institutes, Virginia has worked with families, teachers, school groups and everyone in between.
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