Star Stories: Discovering the Night Sky | Session 2

Star Stories: Discovering the Night Sky | Session 2

$50 | Tuition
Dates:
March 2
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Angela Tempo, MA
Audience Type:
Adult, Families
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Astronomy, Cultural History

LOCATION: Course begins at the Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus located in Gardiner, MT. Find directions here.

Our ancestors knew the stars like the back of their hands. They spent generations observing the heavens for patterns that could be used to understand and navigate through the world better. We will explore stories from different cultural heritages, from Greek mythology encapsulating heroes and villains, to important life lessons taught through various Native American cultures. Join me for an evening staring at the stars!

About the Instructor

Angela is a naturalist and photographer who specializes in the GYE (Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem) and night sky photography. She graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and social communications, a master's in photojournalism from the same institution, and a master's in public relations from Kent State University. Before Angela moved to Yellowstone, she worked at Georgetown University in Washington DC. She also worked as a first responder with FEMA, deploying around the world when natural disasters strike.

In Angela's free time, you'll find her rafting, painting, and hiking with her dog. She currently lives in Gardiner, MT, allowing her to immerse in the area year-round and keep learning about Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, and surrounding public lands.

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.