June 5 - 7
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Shauna Baron, M.S.
Spring is your time for wildlife watching! The snow is finally melting, making way for green sprouts of grass as babies of every species begin to make their arrival. You'll look for bear cubs, wolf pups, bison calves, elk calves, bighorn lambs, and lots of young birds. You'll use spotting scopes and binoculars and take short walks to better vantage points. You'll also talk about why species choose certain birthing grounds and how they protect and raise their young. You'll be outside from before dawn throughout the day to after sundown, with plenty of free time to enjoy all aspects of Yellowstone's vibrant spring.
About the instructor
Shauna Baron holds a B.S. in Biology, and a M.S. in Science Education. She has nearly 30 years of experience as an outdoor educator. She has participated in numerous wildlife studies throughout the U.S., including wolves, bear, pelicans and ravens. Shauna saw her first wild wolf while volunteering with the Yellowstone Wolf Project in 1996, and she has been working to protect carnivores and wild ecosystems, ever since. Shauna spent 13 years as a resident instructor for the Yellowstone Forever Institute, where she specialized in creating outdoor education programs for disabled veterans, inner-city youth, as well as autistic youth groups. Today, she continues to share her knowledge of the natural world, working as a naturalist guide in Yellowstone National Park. She is a published author and editor. When she is not writing or guiding a group, she can be found sitting on a hill watching wildlife, with a scope to her eye or book in her lap.
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