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Visitors to Yellowstone National Park meet a wide variety of interpreters, whether they are called naturalists, guides, or group leaders, as well as business and community members when they come on a trip to the park. Together, we are entrusted with the remarkable task of helping people discover their personal connections to Yellowstone and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This page is designed to provide resources for anyone who may routinely work with visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Have an idea for a video, illustration, prop, or other interpretive resource you'd like available here? Please contact us.

 

Apps and Display Feeds

Put our apps to work for you. We've developed tools to make it easy for you to provide valuable insight into Yellowstone. Both apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

 
 
 

In addition, your business can display important Yellowstone information through our web feeds.

 
 
 
 

Technology to Inspire

Create a personal learning experience in the field with your mobile device.

 

Resource Talks

Enhance your guided adventures with in-depth videos from Yellowstone researchers. We are working on adding more videos. If you have a specific need in mind, please contact us.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 4 seconds

University of Utah researcher Jamie Farrell discusses recent seismic monitoring that has occurs in the park, and some of their findings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Repeat Photography

Photographs showing how the park has changed over time.

 
Regrowth After 1988 Fires
Burned forest after the 1988 fire season Forest growing in an area burned by the 1988 fires
Burned forest after the 1988 fire season NPS/Jim Peaco
Forest growing in an area burned by the 1988 fires NPS/Jim Peaco
Photographic comparison of an area burned during the 1988 fires, and how the forest has regrown over the next 26 years.



 

Photography Resources

 
 

Video Clips

 
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Duration:
33 seconds

Location: Trout Lake
Copyright Info: Public domain
Frame: 1920 x 1080 (60p)
Audio: 48000 Hz
Original File (length): GOPR0104.MP4 (00:02:53:00)

 
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Duration:
15 seconds

Copyright Info: Public domain
Frame: 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Audio: none 

 
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Duration:
22 seconds

Location: Soda Butte Creek
Copyright Info: Public domain
Frame: 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Audio: none

 
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Duration:
34 seconds

Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
Copyright Info: Public domain
Frame: 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Audio: 48000 Hz
Original File (length): ElkBugle1.MTS (00:01:45:15)

 
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Duration:
47 seconds

Location: Lamar Valley
Copyright Info: Public domain
Frame: 1920 x 1080 (30p)
Audio: 48000 Hz
Original File (length): 00704.MTS (00:02:42:01)

 

Professional Development

Enhance your understanding of the park or get new employees up to speed with resource-focused materials. Download the PDFs to display on a mobile device or to print out.

 
 
 
 
 

Supervolcano Monitoring

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory is a consortium of government, university, and non-profit organizations that study and monitor the Yellowstone supervolcano.

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Interpretive Skills

Explore online courses about creating interpretive programs. These courses help interpreters hone their skills whether presenting a talk, walk, hike, or bus tour.

This site is the result of an innovative partnership between the National Park Service Interpretative Development Program and the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands of Indiana University.

Tips and Tools for Creating Effective Interpretive Programs

 

Resource Education Training

Every year, the Concessions and Resource Education & Youth Programs divisions of Yellowstone National Park hosts an annual training for guides and partners. Attend Yellowstone’s Resource Education Training to learn about current scientific research in the park.

For 2018, there are two trainings scheduled: May 10 at the Mammoth Recreation Hall (behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel) and May 24 at the Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall. Please contact your business to sign up for this yearly event as space is limited.

 

Other Resources

Explore these other resources about Yellowstone National Park.

Last updated: May 21, 2018

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

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