California Family 3rd Time

California Family

California Family Visit for Third Time

It was a beautiful day to come to Yellowstone Nature Connection and the kids loved the program too! This time they came with their Dad while these kids came back for a third time in as many years to take part in The Junior Smokejumper Program®. They remembered some of the parts of smokejumping, and had fun with the experiments, as well as trying on the pack-out bag. They learned more about smokejumpers, fire, fire ecology, clothing and tools of a smokejumper, and jumping out of our mock plane.

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UT & TX Families Become Jr Smokejumpers!

UT and Texas Families

UT & TX Families Become Jr Smokejumpers!

Two families came for the first walk-in group of the season! While it was a cool and rainy day, that did not stop these folks from enjoying The Junior Smokejumper Program. All the kids got to dress up as smokejumpers as well as learning about smokejumpers, fire, fire ecology, clothing and tools of a smokejumper, and jumping out of our mock plane.

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Appleseed Expeditions Comes to YNC!

Appleseed Expeditions

Appleseed Expeditions Visits Yellowstone Nature Connection!

The Appleseed Expeditions had visited the park but wanted to make one last stop before heading to Gardiner, MT. They decided to stop and take the Junior Smokejumper Program at Yellowstone Nature Connection. Ten adults and four children visited, and learned about smokejumpers, fire, fire ecology, clothing and tools of a smokejumper, and did a parachute loft. Plus one of the children actually put on a jumper suit and jumped out of our mock plane.

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Meadowlark Elementary Junior Smokejumpers

Meadowlark Elementary

The Meadowlark Elementary came to Yellowstone Nature Connection for The Junior Smokejumper Program.  They came prepared for learning about fire, fire ecology, clothing and tools, and a parachute loft. Here are the pictures of the group:

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Belgrade Schools Back for Four Days!

Belgrade Day 4

Field Trip Week From Belgrade to Yellowstone Nature Connection!

We were so excited to see Belgrade School back for a second season with their 5th Graders. The entire fifth grade class came to West Yellowstone over four days. They were able to see bears and wolves at Grizzly Discovery Center and learn about Smokejumpers and Fire Ecology on our campus. They came for The Junior Smokejumper Program and left with a deeper understanding of the ecosystem within the park.

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