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Yellowstone in Winter

  • 12:00am Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:59pm Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Is it perhaps shaped like a human heart? The beautiful colors are a result of the microorganisms living in the thermal waters.

Glimpse the spectacular natural wonders of America’s first National Park and discover its charismatic inhabitants — elk, wolves, bison and more. Explore the connections between Yellowstone and North Carolina and discuss how to link your experiences to the classroom. Via the Yellowstone in Winter blog, your students will be able follow our adventures in this winter paradise by reading daily journals and viewing pictures of the incredible beauty and wildness that we experience.

Credit: 45 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Registration information: Due to the popularity, expense and extreme conditions of this trek, there is an application process. For an application, contact Melissa Dowland at 919.707.9898 or melissa.dowland@naturalsciences.org. No deposit is necessary until selections have been made.

Applications are due at the Museum by Friday, September 25, 2015.


  • Fee: $1950 (includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, snowcoach tour, and snowshoe rental)
  • Requirements: For educators only (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Melissa Dowland and Megan Chesser
  • Activity Level: Moderate
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Start Time:
January 14
End Time:
January 19
$1950 (includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, snowcoach tour, and snowshoe rental)


In the Field


Melissa Dowland