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Electronic Field Trip
Geyser Quest

Premiered May 11, 2005
Investigate how the geysers of Yellowstone National Park are formed and explore how they may change. A blend of modern and historic photographs invites you to open a window through time and to compare the present faces of the park’s hydrothermal treasures with their manifestations in the past. Animations and illustrations demonstrate scientific concepts, while video clips show the dramatic eruptions of Old Faithful and Anemone Geysers. Viewers are challenged to broaden their knowledge of geyser formation and function by participating in interactive quizzes.

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    Ask an Expert Message Board
    Resource experts were available to answer questions from May 11 through 13, 2005. Questions and answers remain accessible after the message board has been deactivated.

    Trip Background
    Two children discover an old journal describing their Grandpa Jack’s journey through Yellowstone in 1883. The entries pose questions about the park’s geysers and prompt the children to embark on their own geyser quest in search of the answers.

    System Requirements
    This trip is available in both high and low bandwidth versions. If you are not sure which version to attend, click here to find out How to Attend an Electronic Field Trip.

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    Image of a Journal Page from the Geyser Quest
    Image of James discussing the geyser quest with Grace
    National Science Foundation logo. Visit the NSF website. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.0307709
    Yellowstone Park Foundation logo. Visit the Foundation's website. Funding for this trip was provided by generous grants to the Yellowstone Park Foundation.