Events for Yellowstone Society Members

Yellowstone Society Events

Yellowstone Society events feature unique itineraries that offer an insider’s perspective of Yellowstone with instruction from experienced naturalist guides.

Exclusively for Yellowstone Forever supporters who give $1,000 or more annually, these events include special guest speakers, catered meals, and limited group sizes that provide close interaction with fellow Yellowstone Society supporters.

Not yet part of the Yellowstone Society? Join today to take advantage of these special excursions.

Yellowstone Masters Series

Experience the park alongside world-renowned experts in their fields whose work have made meaningful contributions to their professions and changed our way of seeing and understanding the world.

Master Series courses are open to the public, but as a Yellowstone Society supporter, we are offering you the first opportunity to register, as well as an invitation to a private welcome reception to meet and greet park staff, Yellowstone Forever leadership, and your guide for the excursion.


Corvids and Canines

June 11 – June 15, 2019
Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Social and intelligent, ravens and wolves are individually interesting, and even more fascinating when their worlds overlap. Through lectures, discussion, and field excursions, you’ll become immersed in the world of ravens, observing their territorial behaviors as mated pairs defend their domains, and their social behavior as they gather at rich food sources.

Led by John and Colleen Marzluff, you’ll watch ravens in the wild interacting with wolves and other animals, as well as among people in the gateway community of Gardiner, to better understand how humans have fueled the growth of raven populations. When possible, we will hone in on previously tagged ravens to learn more about their prior travels and how they intersect with the hunting sorties of wolves. Limit: 12 people

Pricing: $1,425 per person* (fair market value). Includes all meals, activities, and lodging. Travel to and from Yellowstone is not included.


Storytelling Goes Wild!

August 5 – August 9, 2019
Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Learn an innovative approach to wildlife conservation and sustainable development by studying the principles of design thinking, artistic problem solving, branding, marketing, and campaigning with conservation creative and National Geographic Explorer Asher Jay.

Through morning and evening field excursions to collect images and information, you’ll learn novel, sensorial ways to document the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Back in the classroom, you’ll use an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates both science and art to produce your own multimedia or mixed-media outreach, and perhaps even your own campaign centered around Yellowstone. Limit: 13 people

Pricing: $1,425 per person* (fair market value). Includes all meals, activities, and lodging. Travel to and from Yellowstone is not included.

*Resort tax (3%) not included in rates


Yellowstone Society Insider Excursions

Silver Tip Ranch Escape

September 6- September 10, 2019
Silver Tip Ranch

This private ranch along the park’s northeast boundary is accessible only by hiking or riding out on a Silver Tip wagon. Spend the day fishing Slough Creek, participating in daily excursions with Yellowstone Forever staff, or horseback riding with Silver Tip wranglers. In the evenings, enjoy gourmet dinners, lively conversation, and presentations. Max number of guests: 10

Pricing: $5,000 per person (fair market value $2,800). Includes lodging, meals, ranch activities, transportation via wagon provided by Silver Tip, and a tax-deductible contribution to Yellowstone Forever. Travel to and from Yellowstone is not included.

Yellowstone Plein Air Society Weekend

September 27 – 29, 2019
Old Faithful

Celebrate the current and historical presence of art in Yellowstone at the second annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational. Sixteen plein air artists from across the country will be based in Yellowstone, painting at various outdoor locations. Enjoy the opportunity to interact with artists, listen to art-themed presentations, and choose from a variety of field excursions led by Yellowstone Forever instructors. The celebration culminates with a private evening exhibition and sale of the plein air artwork at Old Faithful.

Cost: $800 per person (fair market value). Includes all meals and activities. Lodging and travel to and from Yellowstone is not included. For room reservations, please contact us.

Society Winter Excursion

January 30 – February 3, 2020
Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Celebrate 25 years of Yellowstone wolf restoration on this special excursion that is part wildlife expedition, part winter adventure, and part professional photography tour. Renowned photographer and naturalist Tom Murphy will be your guide as you search for wolves and other wildlife in Lamar Valley and then travel to Yellowstone’s remote interior via private snowcoach. Marvel at the magic that is Old Faithful in winter, learn about wolves from biologists who have studied them, and hone your photography skills or enjoy cross-country skiing. Spend the evenings enjoying delicious meals and camaraderie with fellow Yellowstone Society supporters.

Price and registration details coming soon!


To learn more or to sign up for an event, please contact Tara Castelucci, Director of Society, at 406.848.8002, or send an email to