Premiered March 9, 2005
Yellowstone with Aspen and Grady. What will you
encounter? Where will go to find the wolves? What
will it be like to see a wolf in the wild? What
sounds will you hear? What rules will you follow?
What will be your opinions about wolf restorations
in the park?
This 75-minute program, with its storybook attributes,
was designed to appeal to the senses and to give
light to the power of place. Beautiful photographs
and detailed audio descriptions will engage both
visual and audio learners. This trip is well suited
for a multidisciplinary, team-teaching presentation.
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Two children, fascinated with wolves, leave Georgia
and fly across the county to visit their grandparents
on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana. They embrace
the traditions of ranch life, recite and interpret
wolf legends, participate in a “wolf talk,”
and camp under the night skies of Yellowstone. Eventually
their dream comes true when they experience wolves
in the wild.
In the course of this eTrip,
students will learn why gray wolves were eradicated
in Yellowstone National Park decades ago and why
wolves were returned to the park in 1995. Teachers
should explain to their students that only ten
years have elapsed since wolves were returned
to the park—too short a time to determine
the full impact of this animal’s restoration
on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. On-going
studies continue to search for the answer.
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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Teachers pages to access lesson plans, web
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This eTrip has a number of features designed to
accommodate people who have disabilities, such
as visual and hearing impairments. Check out the
Page to learn more.