Badlands in Brief

Join park rangers as they explore the resources of Badlands National Park. These short videos will introduce you to what you may experience when you visit the park.

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Ranger Cathy Bell

Welcome (youtube)

Join Ranger Cathy Bell to learn about the Badlands and all the amazing resources found here.

Running Time: 2:54 minutes
Written & Produced by: Cathy Bell

Ranger Julie Johndreau

Wildlife (youtube)

Planning a visit to the Badlands? Find out where you can see common park wildlife such as bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and pronghorn.

Running Time: 2:55 minutes

Written & Produced by: Julie Johndreau

Stratigraphy of Badlands National Park with the rock formations identified

Geology (youtube)

How did the Badlands form? Learn the geologic story here.

Running Time: 3:12 minutes
Produced by: Julie Johndreau

Junior Ranger Kylie Ferguson

Kylie's Fossil Find (youtube)

Kylie Ferguson discovered a rare saber tooth cat skull in Badlands National Park. Learn about her amazing fossil discovery.

Running Time: 5 minutes
Featuring: Rachel Benton & Clint Boyd
Produced by: Julie Johndreau

paleontologist holding saber tooth cat fossil

National Fossil Day Video

Celebrate the National Fossil Day spirit year round with this catchy song and fun music video. Watch for images from the Badlands.

Running Time: 2 minutes
Song Written and Performed by: Jeff Wolin
Video Produced by: Alison L. Mims

Walk the Badlands Logo

Walk the Badlands (youtube)

Fourth graders get fit with the Walk the Badlands program.

Running Time: 1:31 minutes
Featuring: Mrs. Graupmann's Fourth Grade Class, Kadoka, SD

Two students sitting in the badlands

Interior School (youtube)

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from the Interior School describe what they like about the Badlands and the park education program.


Last updated: September 20, 2018

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