Field Trips

Discovery Field Trips

Discovery field trip: butterflies

Middle schoolers enjoy activities outdoors with our Discovery Field Trips in the summer months.

Join other Wyoming middle school students on a great adventure throughout the Greater Yellowstone region. Wouldn’t you like to observe wildlife, camp in the forest, learn how to explore nature through art, and make new friends this summer? Participants become scientists, contemplate their role in the natural world, develop leadership skills, and learn to solve complex problems.

Programs are open to students entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade in the coming fall. All trips depart from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West at 8:30 a.m. the first morning, and return the following afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Please pack a lunch for the first day.

Summer 2014 schedule

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These trips are $75 for non-members and $70 for members. For more information, e-mail Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles, or call her at 307-578-4110.

This program is made possible through a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.


Field Trips and Expeditions

During the spring and summer, our staff members often lead field trips and expeditions for a personal experience in the wilds of the Greater Yellowstone region. Recent trips have included:

  • Winter Eagle Watch
  • Owl Prowl
  • Sage Grouse “Spring Fling”
  • Predator Parade
  • Geology East of Yellowstone

For more information on field expeditions, e-mail Draper Curator Dr. Charles Preston or call 307-578-4078.