Whether it is with your desktop computer or mobile device, or just sitting down with a good book, there are plenty of ways to stay in touch with the world’s first national park from afar.
Yellowstone National Park Webcams
You can be transported to Yellowstone instantly with live-streaming video of Old Faithful Geyser and other impressive geysers throughout the Upper Geyser Basin. Yellowstone has an additional 8 static webcams placed throughout the park including Mammoth Hot Springs, West Yellowstone Entrance Station, Mount Washburn, and Yellowstone Lake. The static cams refresh every 60 seconds. The live-stream webcam is made possible by a generous grant from Canon U.S.A., Inc. to Yellowstone Forever.
Yellowstone National Park on Social Media
Follow Yellowstone Forever on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest for daily photos, videos, and links showcasing the park’s magnificent wildlife, thermal features, current news, fun facts, quizzes, and more. In addition, you’ll want to follow Yellowstone National Park’s social media accounts for more stunning imagery and Yellowstone content on wide range of topics.
Yellowstone Forever Blog
Stay in touch with all things Yellowstone with blog topics ranging from wildlife highlights (such as bear hibernation and baby animals), scientific research, trip planning tips, park history, Yellowstone Forever funded projects and programs, and more.
Yellowstone National Park Video Library
Yellowstone National Park has a wealth of excellent videos, from their Minute Out In It and Yellowstone In-Depth series, Q&As with top park scientists, and simply videos of the park’s magnificent wildlife, geysers, waterfalls, and on and on.
Yellowstone Forever Quarterly Magazine
Yellowstone Quarterly is our educational magazine that keeps you up-to-date on what’s happening in Yellowstone National Park. Each issue includes dynamic photography, trip-planning ideas, current issues facing the park, and interviews with National Park Service staff. It’s also your source for updates on park priority projects and initiatives, including youth education, wildlife and visitor safety, and how member support conserves and enhances the park for the future. Yellowstone Forever is FREE online.
Telemetry Podcast: The Sound of Science in Yellowstone
“Telemetry” refers to the wireless transmission of information, often via radio waves, from one location to another. This public radio-style audio series helps transmit some of Yellowstone’s scientific investigations to listeners, wherever they are. Go on a sound safari in the world’s first national park for surprising stories and in-depth reporting that highlight science and issues in the region.
Read a Yellowstone Book
While there are so many excellent books related to Yellowstone to choose from, we selected our own set of 10 essential Yellowstone books. Yes, we know reading these particular books is not a digital experience, but they’ll virtually get you there 😊.
In-Depth Educational Videos
These three roughly 10 minutes videos take an inside look at the inner workings of Old Faithful, bison conservation, and the history and influence of art in Yellowstone. The videos are engaging throughout and give an excellent, in-depth overview of each topic. And, they are accessible to all ages from middle school and beyond!
Downloadable Yellowstone Art Activities
Art and photography are integral parts of the Yellowstone experience. We’ve created downloadable worksheets for you to create your own Yellowstone-inspired artwork from the comfort of your home. Fun for all ages and the whole family!