Step into the world of natural wonder and ecological discovery with the educational trip offered by Appleseed Expeditions to Yellowstone National Park. Designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the northern Rocky Mountain ecology, this journey serves as a catalyst for inspiring active engagement in global conservation efforts. Over five enriching days, participants will be immersed in the awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and captivating wildlife that define Yellowstone and its surroundings.
Day 1 - Arrival and Introduction: Gateway to Discovery
Launch your adventure in the vibrant Salt Lake City, where participants gather, united by a shared passion for exploration.
Embark on a scenic four-hour drive to the enchanting town of Jackson, Wyoming, nestled amidst the breathtaking Rocky Mountains.
Find rejuvenation at Lava Hot Springs, setting the tone for the transformative days ahead.
Settle into the cozy hostel at Teton Village, laying the foundation for the journey's immersive experiences.
Day 2 - Yellowstone Hayden Valley / Falls: Wildlife Enclave and Natural Grandeur
Embark on a captivating exploration of Yellowstone's Hayden Valley, a thriving ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife and ecological marvels.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking vista of Artist's Point, an overlook that unveils a mesmerizing view of a Yellowstone waterfall, a testament to nature's artistry.
Day 3 - Teton National Park / Raft Snake River: Peaks and Rapids
Brace for exhilaration as you navigate the rapids of the iconic Snake River during a thrilling whitewater rafting escapade, forging a connection with the untamed spirit of the water.
Day 4 - Volunteer / Old Faithful / Yellowstone Crater: Conservation and Geothermal Marvels
Enrich your spirit through meaningful volunteer engagement at the Wolf and Grizzly Center, contributing to the preservation of vital wildlife species and their habitats.
Bear witness to the awe-inspiring spectacle of Old Faithful, an iconic geyser renowned for its timely eruptions.
Behold the vivid colors of the Grand Prismatic Spring, a testament to Yellowstone's geothermal wonders.
Savor an evening of exploration and shopping in the historic enclave of Jackson, Wyoming, enriched by the heritage and spirit of the American West.
Day 5 - Moose Wilson Rd.: Quest for Wildlife Encounters
Embark on a final outdoor odyssey along the captivating Moose Wilson Road, a corridor alive with the regal Elk and the elusive Moose.
Conclude the transformative journey, returning home not only with a trove of memories but also with a newfound commitment to preserving our planet's beauty and biodiversity.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this itinerary seamlessly weaves education, adventure, and conservation. It fosters an enduring appreciation for nature's wonders and a resolute commitment to safeguarding the beauty that surrounds us. As participants step into the role of stewards of the Earth, they carry forward the legacy of exploration and preservation that defines Yellowstone National Park.