Yellowstone National Park is one of the most iconic spaces in the United States, if not the world, due to its unique geography and, increasingly, the sheer size of undeveloped land. Yellowstone also happens to be one of the most incredible classrooms in the world, and today we’re going to learn a little bit more about that.
Our guest is Beth Taylor, the Youth Education Program Manager at Yellowstone National Park. One of the park’s hallmark programs is Expedition Yellowstone, a residential curriculum-based education program for 4th-8th grade classes. Teachers bring their class for a week or weekend of exploration and learning, and kids are exposed to science education in a way that is immediately tangible and relatable. But even if you live thousands of miles away from Yellowstone, Beth still has some great advice for how you can bring science into your classroom or home.