Winter in Yellowstone is marked by cold temperatures and deep snowfalls, compelling some wildlife to survive by migrating to lower elevations outside of the park. However, many of Yellowstone’s Central Range bison endure the cold season by utilizing the park’s thermal features. Take your students on a 55-minute interactive investigation of the unique winter habitat of thermal areas and explore the advantages and hazards of such sites. Wildlife biologists, appearing in video clips, discuss the issues, and in-trip activities reinforce student knowledge.
The Ask an Expert Message Board is available from October 12 through 14, 2005. Resource experts will be available to answer your students’ questions. The questions and answers will remain accessible after the message board has been deactivated.
If time permits, students may wish to attend the Park’s Orientation program before taking this electronic field trip.
For a list of education standards applicable to this field trip, please visit the Standards Page.