Yellowstone In-Depth: Bison
Cultural History, Natural History, Wildlife
Bison are prominent in Yellowstone National Park and are a potent symbol—one of some controversy. This two-day program will look at the history of bison, its role with Tribal Nations and white settlement of the West, its near extinction, and the incredible tale of its recovery. Lastly, we will look at bison in America today; from buffalo ranching to the controversy of Yellowstone’s herd as it leaves the park. Participants will meet with a variety of stakeholders around the ecosystem to provide a wholistic and comprehensive understanding of bison.
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 American Bison
7:45 a.m. Check-in at Yellowstone Forever Headquarters in the Classrooms
8:00 a.m. The day will be interwoven between classroom discussions, guest lectures, and field trips.
The focus of this day is to highlight the science and history of bison.Be prepared to bring food that can be eaten in the classrooms or out in the field.
5:00 p.m. Program Wrap-Up
- Day 2 Bison at the Border
8:00 a.m. The day will be interwoven between classroom discussions, guest lectures, and field trips. The focus of this day is to highlight bison management and controversy. Be prepared to bring food that can be eaten in the classrooms or out in the field.
5:00 p.m. Class Wrap-Up
Lodging is available but not included in the price of this program. If you are interested in booking lodging through Yellowstone Forever please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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