We are setting higher goals!
As the summer season gets underway this week, we are setting even higher goals for ourselves to reach 3,500 children and youth this year. It is a lofty goal, but when you see children enjoying themselves outside, you know that it is a worthwhile goal.
This spring we there were over 12 school groups. This is the West Yellowstone Kindergarteners who came with only a few days left of school. The local newspaper came out to write an article called Youngsters Learn All About Fire at Smokejumper Program. We had smokejumpers at the program, Kindergartener Teacher Amy Helling (who is also our Part-Time Naturalist) plus many parents who enjoyed the program as well.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle wrote an article about Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, and how they give grants out to different non-profits. We used that money to bring underprivileged inner-city middle school children to our program, plus to West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. Many of the children wrote thank you letters to us for the great experiences they had coming to West Yellowstone.
We also got written up in the West Yellowstone Newspaper about bringing those students from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone Nature Connection and West Yellowstone to have the adventure of a lifetime.
We now have so many pictures of children and their families enjoying our programs that we decided to have a flickr account. We found that by doing this we can showcase all the pictures of now and in the past.
Our Flickr account (and you do not need a Flickr account to look or download the pictures) is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133748145@N07/ This will show all of the pictures in our Photostream or Albums. In order to like. comment, or follow us however, you need to have a flickr account.
We also share our pictures on Facebook and Twitter, especially when we have events. Each donation you give allows us to make sure children get to our programs. We’d say thank you, but as you can see, the kids are doing it for us.