Yellowstone: Wilderness Classroom

A ranger on a boardwalk points to something as a student looks on. There is a hot spring in the background.

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Containing half of the world's geothermal features and bursting with wildlife, Yellowstone provides for one-of-a-kind classroom-based or experiential education.

Whether your class is in the park or visiting online, unique opportunities for learning and adventure await your students. Here you can learn about using the park as a classroom, plan field trips, or participate in distance learning.
  • Students play a traditional Native American game outside.
    Curriculum Materials

    Explore lesson plans on Yellowstone's geology, hydrothermal features, wildlife, and more.

  • Students hike along a trail near a river.
    Field Trips

    Bring your students to Yellowstone for an educational experience of a lifetime.

  • A students runs in front of classmates as part of an outdoor activity.
    Institutes and Field Schools

    Learn about opportunities for your class to stay in the park and learn about Yellowstone's natural and cultural wonders.

  • A ranger displayed on a screen in a classroom.
    Distance Learning

    If you are too far away to bring students to Yellowstone, we bring the world’s first national park to the students.

  • Students from around the country pose for a group photo in front of a wooden shed.
    YCC Program

    Each summer, Yellowstone offers a month-long residential program for young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age.

  • A child with a woman gives a high 5 to a park ranger across a desk.
    Kids & Youth

    There's no better place in the world to be a kid than Yellowstone National Park! Find out why.

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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