Yellowstone is once again filled with the unmistakable calls of sandhill cranes, bears have started to emerge from their dens, and soon bison calves will be roaming the hillsides of the park’s northern range. As winter fades into spring, there are many ways to experience the wonders of this magical place, now and throughout the summer. Whether you’re interested in wildlife watching, photography, hiking, art, or learning more about the park’s cultural history, Yellowstone Forever provides numerous opportunities to engage with and be inspired by this iconic landscape.
This summer we’re offering an exciting array of Field Seminars, many of them based out of the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch. Field Seminars examine specific aspects of the park ecosystem through a combination of fun field excursions and presentations.
A sampling of summer 2023 offerings include:
- Drawing Yellowstone’s Landscapes
- Summer Day Hiking
- Mixed Media & Watercolor Field Journaling
- Rocky Mountain Thunder: Bison Rut Photography Workshop
- Capturing Yellowstone’s Night Sky
- Dream of the Cave Witch – Crow Indian Mythology of Yellowstone Country
- Fly Fishing the Wild Backpacking Trip
A complete list of our summer 2023 educational programs can be found here.
We also offer Yellowstone Day Adventures—the perfect way to spend a day in Yellowstone! You’ll explore the stunning northern range and Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife including bears, elk, bison, wolves, bighorn sheep, moose, and pronghorn. An expert Yellowstone Forever Field Educator will guide you to the best viewing spots and share the stories behind Yellowstone and its diverse species. Tours are offered every Friday from June through September, departing at 8:00 a.m. from Gardiner, Montana.
For a more customizable experience that is perfect for all ages and ability levels, we offer Private Tours that are designed around your needs and interests. From wildlife watching to geyser gazing, day hiking to photography, Institute educators will connect you to the fascinating sights and sounds of Yellowstone.
We look forward to experiencing Yellowstone with you this summer!
Yellowstone Forever Institute