Travel Study Programs > Yellowstone Winter
A nine-day field experience and travel study course to Montana and Wyoming offered by the Department of Biological Sciences in cooperation with the Office of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Completion of a two-day cougar workshop, held on the UW-Whitewater campus on December 1 and 2, 2012, is required. (Biology 491, 2 undergrad credits)
Our primary destination will be Yellowstone National Park. Participants will explore the Greater Yellowstone
Ecosystem from ecological and geological perspectives. While on the road to and from Yellowstone, the group will stay at local motels (multiple occupancy). The Track Education Center and Museum in Gardiner, Montana will be the group’s primary residence while in the Yellowstone area. If necessary, we will also utilize local motels (multiple occupancy).
During the week in Yellowstone, students will Cross Country Ski along the Tower Falls trail to explore wildlife and geologic features. They will also attend workshops on winter ecology conducted by Dr. Halfpenny. During these workshops, students will perform field work and data collection in the Lamar Valley. Visits are also planned to explore the geothermal features of Mammoth Hot Springs as well as a Snowcoach tour of the geothermal features of various geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park.
This course is open to all university students or anyone else who has serious interest in these topics. Students enrolled in the travel study program are also required to attend the Cougar Workshop, held on the UW-Whitewater campus on December 1 and 2, 2012.
Travel Dates: Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 11, 2013*
Program Cost: $1,600 (estimate; financial aid may apply)*
Cost includes transportation to and from Yellowstone, lodging, meal allowance, cougar workshop on the UW-Whitewater campus, ecology classes at the Track Education Center in Gardiner, Montana, snow coach tour, cross country ski rental, and all other instructional costs including two undergraduate credits.
*Travel dates and program cost are subject to change.
To receive an application packet and additional information, please contact:
Kari Borne, Continuing Education, UW-Whitewater, Roseman 2010,
800 W Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1003 (direct), or 800-621-5376 (toll free), firstname.lastname@example.org